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Re: Spotify - high quality, legal, free, streaming music.
« Reply #180 on: October 08, 2013, 06:10:28 AM »
It is worth mentioning at this point that the help and support systems for Spotify are a steaming pile of dog's turds. The kind of website that happily tells you a whole bunch of really basic, surface-level information that most intelligent people could work out for themselves, but heaven help you if you have a problem not answered by the FAQs.
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« Reply #181 on: October 10, 2013, 07:17:28 AM »
Thanks, looks like it's paid per track and that some companies block the large tracks for that reason...!
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Re: Spotify - high quality, legal, free, streaming music.
« Reply #182 on: December 31, 2013, 10:09:41 AM »
My new year will include more Spotify and fewer album purchases.

That's the plan anyway.  0:)

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« Reply #183 on: October 30, 2017, 11:50:34 AM »
My new year will include more Spotify and fewer album purchases.

That's the plan anyway.  0:)

Hahahaha!!!

[well, I'm back on Spotify this month, anyway.]

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« Reply #184 on: November 03, 2017, 05:42:43 AM »
Not so fantastic for artists. 

https://www.digitaltrends.com/music/how-spotify-and-pandora-are-hurting-artists/

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"Spotify pays out $.006 to $.0084 cents per stream. How much an artist makes will of course depend on their success, but if you’re not a top-tier act with a huge draw, you’re not making much. After all is said and done, the average artist needs around 150 Spotify streams to equal the payout of a single 99-cent download. Why so low? Because 75 percent of Spotify’s 60 million members listen for free, and free doesn’t pay very well. Spotify made just $90 million from its ad-based service last year, compared to a whopping $897 million from its much smaller pool of paid subscribers."

Look closely at those royalty figures.  It's thousandths of a cent.  No wonder more and more artists are boycotting allowing their work to be available on Spotify.
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« Reply #185 on: November 03, 2017, 10:16:10 AM »
I just cancelled my Premium subscription to Spotify.  A recent update degraded the functionality on the iPad and iPhone. 

Previously one could create folders that would hold related playlists, e.g. a folder of Jazz might have playlisrts by Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Louis Armstring, etc.  Then you could sufffle play acrosss all the playlists in the folder.  This was a feature I very much enjoyed. 

Spotify took it away.

Anyway, I've been listened more to Amazon Music Unlimited and no longer felt the need to have both.

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« Reply #186 on: November 11, 2017, 01:12:00 AM »
There are lots of online platforms to get high quality, legal, free, streaming music. You can easily download any kind of music according to your requirements.

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Re: Spotify - high quality, legal, free, streaming music.
« Reply #187 on: November 11, 2017, 04:37:26 AM »
There are lots of online platforms to get high quality, legal, free, streaming music. You can easily download any kind of music according to your requirements.

Streaming and downloading are fundamentally different things.
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