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Are Streaming Services Like Spotify Bad for the Music Industry?

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3 years ago by Ross in Entertainment > Music

Taylor Swift's recent fall out with Spotify has opened this huge can of worms about how streaming affects the music industry. Where do you stand? Have your say...

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For me, I think services like Spotify are essential for the majority of bands and artists out there. Obviously it's hard for artists at the top to feel underpaid but I feel that Spotify is far more than a way of getting paid for your work, it's a worldwide platform for getting your music out there and gaining exposure and new fans, which is vital for bands that don't have the marketing force that artists like Miss Swift have. I'm a subscriber to Spotify and use it everyday not only to listen to bands that I know but to discover loads of new bands through similar artists and playlist features. So for me, I really hope Taylor Swift's actions don't lead to the downfall of streaming services as I think it's a vital platform for the majority of the industry and it would only lead to people returning to illegal methods to get their music.

3 years ago by Ross

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Mitchell Hill

Im not much a streaming fanatic. Most honchos in the music industry tell us it 'where its going' so i suppose that settles it. Everyone will have to make do with smaller profits spread over a larger audience.

3 years ago by Mitchell Hill

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Frisbee

Taylor is just being stupid and short sighted about it. She got enough dosh from spottily but she wants to see the old direct pay-line as in iTunes. Streaming will keep getting stronger fosure.

3 years ago by Frisbee

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Debbie Anderson

My son has spottily. But when he changes supplier or stops his service he has..nothing, with all that he shells out month by month. And that's my problem a little bit. Streaming is the rental agreement, but if you're like me, you will still want to download or buy your music. I think that's just human nature. But don't ask me, I still have cds, so most people would just laugh at me.

3 years ago by Debbie Anderson

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TimothyDiaz

I don't think so it's a good middle way between the old system and total piracy at least the artist get some revenue and the customer gets their music for a very low price yes the model will change but artists should support spotify because most of their money goes back into the industry.

3 years ago by TimothyDiaz

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Br0dude

Youtube Music Key is the streaming service to beat--beats spotify handily as you get offline ad-free & video content fr a gr8 price. Jst now in beta

3 years ago by Br0dude

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Ross

Spotify premium is also ad-free and offers offline playback all for the same price as YT Music Key. The video content with YT music Key is a nice touch though.

3 years ago by Ross

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Charlie H

I think music Key do ad-free for the same price as Spotify ads-on version but I still like Spotify more

3 years ago by Charlie H

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Iam LmnOP

But Spotify is still gaining faster than Music Key. I love spotify I don't get what everybody is moaning about. No hassle, good quality mostly and an endless library. If you wanna do extra downloads on the side whos there to stop you?

3 years ago by Iam LmnOP

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Selena  Roberts

I feel it's transitory. Any solution that is not satisfying for both supplier and customer is transitory. Regardless of what the bigwigs sayl

3 years ago by Selena Roberts

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Peng

I completely don not get this. I think people have forgotten what a genius idea spottily is.
---It works so well. I don't get interruptions in my audio!
---It audio quality itself is high & very clear. Better than my MP3 files.
---It has truckloads of music for almost no money
---Most of all its a cheap & brilliant way to discover new music.
You who criticise spottily..do you even use it?

3 years ago by Peng

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Frisbee

It also gives you great suggestions I got to know so much new music I didn't hear on radio1

3 years ago by Frisbee

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pig in the rain

Its not either-or. Most people who use spotify still download

3 years ago by pig in the rain

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Braden  Kelly

Spotify!!! It's horrrrible for bands becos they get almost no money. They music gets out to the peopke alright, but the punters use spotify as a one stop solution for all there music needs. Bands actually need the fan base to come to the gigs, buy the tshirts and get the cds to really make a living. Its a nifty idea, spotify, but it leaches of the hard work that musos put in, and it is content to give little back!

3 years ago by Braden Kelly

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