I wonder if this was Spotify's plan all along: grow market share using real musicians, then switch to fake ones. If so it's a uniquely sinister version of the strategy of focusing on growth first, then margins.
yeah, I really feel like there could be a better way for streaming services to differentiate, by actually having the best experience for people to listen & organize their music
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Design Rant time! Today: audio streaming services. Why are they all the same old boring things and stuck in the same old metaphors of "playlists" and "radio"? Virtual ports of old music-library managers. Lots of improvements to be made—in particular, tags! #ThingsIWantToExist twitter.com/Malcolm_Ocean/…
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Their plan was to be default alive vs apple. Spotify has declined significantly in product leadership. After a decade I've recently been trying purely on audio quality...can't go back to Spotify. Why own high quality airpods and device etc and have streaming
I'm not sure what's fake about any of this. People just want generic background music so they play the cheapest music that the people aren't even really listening to. The cost of music has always been artificially high because a few sources controlled distribution.
The tone of this article is extremely inflammatory for what seems like a valid feature of Spotify. There are playlists of genre music (e.g. jazz, study music, etc) that contain no name artists. This blog implies it's a scandal because the music isn't from artists on major labels.
Article does seem a bit trumped up, but there are some interesting dynamics of these platforms. I heard an artist talking about Spotify reporting they get which tells them the names of the playlists their songs are on. I bet one could dig a lot deeper here
I never saw this coming, but I also haven't asked for context specific music in this way. I'm still curating playlists the old fashioned way.
Spotify pays out of label % and all labels share. Spotify would only make money if they negotiated much smaller label % for those labels. False plays and 'gaming' the music Metadata import process are the unscrupulous'cover' label tactics