April 17th, 2010

Simpsons

Spotify: 1 million plays, £108 return - News, Music - The Independent

Spotify: 1 million plays, £108 return - News, Music - The Independent

I love Spotify and I don't think just looking at the amount an artist earns for each play is the whole picture - I've gone on to buy quite a few albums after playing them on Spotify, and I've listened to a lot of new artists. But what has happened too is that there are a few albums - I'm looking at you, Them Crooked Vultures - where I'm happy to listen to them occasionally on Spotify, whereas previously I might have bought the CD and only listened to it once or twice. Like most people, overall  I'm listening to more music and buying less CDs, and mostly I'm checking them out first.