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Streaming Music is a horrible horrible business to be in, for artists


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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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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.

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#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Jim_C

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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.
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#3 of 8 OFFLINE   RandallV

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Posted September 24 2012 - 08:05 AM

An additional drawback is that the music is usually streamed at 128 kbps.

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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...

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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.

#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted September 25 2012 - 05:40 AM

Does anyone pay for streaming music? It should be free, like radio.



#7 of 8 OFFLINE   schan1269

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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?

#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 09 2012 - 09:17 AM

Or maybe not? http://blog.pandora....ra-and-art.html

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