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Streaming Music is a horrible horrible business to be in, for artists
7 replies to this topic
Posted September 04 2012 - 12:56 AM
The numbers are just devastating: http://thenextweb.co...a-stinkin-cent/ Bottom line: If you care about artists you should buy direct from their websites first, iTunes and its like if you gotta, and stream never.
Posted September 04 2012 - 01:33 PM
I've been old fashioned about buying music and will continue to be so after reading that. I still buy the actual CD's and only buy a small amount from iTunes. 1/3 of a cent per stream?! Hard to believe.
You want to upgrade again?!!
Posted September 24 2012 - 08:05 AM
An additional drawback is that the music is usually streamed at 128 kbps.
Posted September 24 2012 - 08:43 AM
Exactly why 95% of my "streaming" (Aupeo/Spotify/Pandora/Slacker) is done in the car... Where 128kbps doesn't mean anything in a diesel truck pulling 12,000 pounds...
Posted September 24 2012 - 09:04 AM
If anything, I suppose streaming is good for discovering new music that I'll purchase as a lossless file or on CD. I think of the artists and how I'm actually enabling my "bands" to create more music for my enjoyment when I buy their files and discs.
Posted September 25 2012 - 06:52 AM
Behind the "legaleze"... Most streaming radio is limited to 40hrs use per month. Spotify you have to pay for to use it mobile, otherwise it is 40hrs/month on the 'puter. I don't think there is a single streaming service that is allowed to go more than 40hrs without being paid. But with so many, why pay?
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