The Good and the Bad of Spotify Founder Daniel Ek's Streaming Defense

November 12, 2014 1:21 AM

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The Good and the Bad of Spotify Founder Daniel Ek's Streaming Defense

A mix of hard numbers and soft persuasion, Ek's post had some good aspects and a couple drawbacks. First, here are the positives.

1. Proper Context. Payouts will grow as streaming services grow. To put Spotify's numbers into perspective, Ek wrote that 500 thousand streams on Spotify is the same as "it having been played one time on a U.S. radio station with a moderate sized audience." He also reminded readers a label gets paid...

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