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'Artists get paid fuck all' Thom Yorke vs Spotify continues

'Artists get paid fuck all' Thom Yorke vs Spotify continues

Following on from Thom Yorke removing all Atoms For Peace and his own material from Spotify, the service has retaliated, defending their intentions vehemently. 

"Spotify's goal is to grow a service which people love, ultimately want to pay for, and which will provide the financial support to the music industry necessary to invest in new talent and music," a company spokesperson said today.

"We want to help artists connect with their fans, find new audiences, grow their fan base and make a living from the music we all love. 

"Right now we're still in the early stages of a long-term project that's already having a hugely positive effect on artists and new music. We've already paid US$500M to rightsholders so far and by the end of 2013 this number will reach US$1bn. Much of this money is being invested in nurturing new talent and producing great new music.

"We're 100% committed to making Spotify the most artist-friendly music service possible, and are constantly talking to artists and managers about how Spotify can help build their careers."

Godrich continued, citing how "the music industry is being taken over by the back door. And if we don't try and make it fair for new music producers and artists, then the art will suffer. Make no mistake. These are all the same old industry bods trying to get a stranglehold on the delivery system."

Yorke then tweeted. "Make no mistake, new artists you discover on Spotify will not get paid. Meanwhile shareholders will shortly be rolling in it. Simples,"

Artists don't make anything through Spotify, they play around about $0.009-$0.01 per play, do the math and try to figure out minimum wage.

 


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