Re: It's Contagious: Taylor Swift Is Withholding Her Latest Release from Spotify...
I subscibe to Netflicks. I don't get mad at content providers for witholding a product while they run it in theaters or on television and are able to recoup costs and hopefully make a profit. This process enables the artists and technicians involved to make a living and produce more content for your enterainment. It cost Taylor swift over 400,000 to make her record and she will spend over 400,000 to market it ( just industry averages for high profile artists) She would never recoup if she had to rely only on the pennies received from streaming sites. Also remember she personally only makes about 14 cents per record and 20% goes to her manager, 5% goes to her lawyer, 5% goes to her business manager and she pays 38% in federal taxes (unlike Mitt Romney)