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374. How Spotify Saved the Music Industry (But Not Necessarily Musicians)

374. How Spotify Saved the Music Industry (But Not Necessarily Musicians)

Update: 2019-04-1126
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Daniel Ek, a 23-year-old Swede who grew up on pirated music, made the record labels an offer they couldn’t refuse: a legal platform to stream all the world’s music. Spotify reversed the labels’ fortunes, made Ek rich, and thrilled millions of music fans. But what has it done for all those musicians stuck in the long tail?

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Sai Vemula

What a PR stunt. Ek didn't directly answer a single question about equitable income for artists and did not directly address the issue about poor sustainability for upcoming artists.

May 9th
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Ved

yeet

May 6th
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Nitin Jain

Interesting episode. India had independent music industry in 90s for short span. But I guess it didn't work out economically. Today probably, Punjab might only have visible independent music industry in India.

Apr 12th
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Hari B

First time tuning into this podcast, and you have just got one more follower. Keep up the good work.

Apr 11th
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374. How Spotify Saved the Music Industry (But Not Necessarily Musicians)

374. How Spotify Saved the Music Industry (But Not Necessarily Musicians)