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Streaming Music is a horrible horrible business to be in, for artists (1 Viewer)

Sam Posten

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The numbers are just devastating:
http://thenextweb.com/apple/2012/09/03/less-than-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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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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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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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.
 

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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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