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Spotify royalties surpass iTunes earnings by 13 percent in Europe, data shows

By Shawn Knight · 6 replies
Nov 5, 2014
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  1. Kobalt Music Publishing, which represents and collects royalties for thousands of artists around the globe, says its clients in Europe collected 13 percent more revenue from Spotify than iTunes during the first quarter of this year.

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Why? Spotify is pretty terrible when you compare it to other services and for the amount of money you pay the managers in charge at spotify are seriously stupid...
  3. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 549   +9

    £10 for unlimited music, and it rarely suffers downtime/ slowdowns, much better than Itunes IMO. Does this article not show that artists at least get some money for there effort, I mean if there was no Spotify I would just pirate the music, thank you spotify.
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  4. RebelFlag

    RebelFlag TS Addict Posts: 146   +78

    To what other services are you comparing spotify? "For the amount of money you pay"? Spotify has a free version of their service, which I believe is now even available on portable devices. I happen to have the premium service from spotify, and that runs me $10 US a month. For that I get unlimited streaming @ 320Kbps, unlimited downloaded music that I can play when not connected to the internet (as long as my account is current,) all without ads. It works on my PC, Android phone, Roku box, DVD player, etc. Tell me how this is a bad deal. Like the poster above, if it wasn't for spotify, I would be illegally downloading the music. Perhaps the artists deserve more than they are getting, but in the end, at least they are getting something as opposed to nothing they receive when music is downloaded illegally.
  5. Jim$ter

    Jim$ter TS Booster Posts: 158   +32

    Before Spotify I paid nothing to the music industry. Now they get $120 a year from me. There are many people the same way and three artist got to realize it. Sure there are people willing to pay over $1 per song but that is going away as this graph surely illustrates. Taylor is just hurting herself with people like me. She thinks that it would drive me to buy her music on ripoff platforms but no it just makes me not listen to her stuff and no spread the love. I use to like her songs but now she's my there so she no longer exists to me and millions of other Spotify users.
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  6. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Unlimited downloads? you crazy bro its only 3333 per device.... or might be lower I forgot well it must be actually... plus with illegally downloading which aka is legal because the law doesn't mean anything thanks to our leaders breaking the law :D
  7. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,357   +1,516

    I am a happy Spotify premium customer :)

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