Unconference was great back in May – I enjoyed myself immensely apart from a minor blip when I was put soundly in my place for having challenged one of the speakers, Jen Long ( Label boss and Formerly Radio 1 DJ) that Spotify wasn’t all happiness and roses for artists as she’d made out. Jen was saying that the rate paid by Spotify was reasonable as it equated (per listener streaming at .001p) to a £40 payment for a play on BBC Radio 1 or 2.
Well, I said, whilst it gives you a platform, you’re a tiny needle in an otherwise huge haystack of music: you should be paid more per play as people generally seek out bands to listen to on Spotify, therefore you must have already discovered them – unlike radio where passive listeners are introduced to new music via gatekeepers.
Anyway, nice to see an article that kind of backs my thoughts up (tbh, I had a few people come up and agree with my sentiments on the day too!). Here it is.