Re: It's Contagious: Taylor Swift Is Withholding Her Latest Release from Spotify...
My mistake. Spotify Technology (the parent company) is incorporated in the country, Luxembourg. I made the amendment in the blog but doesn't change any of the facts listed there.
There is no transparency in how much percentage of revenues that artists make from subscription companies. Common sense dictates that aggregators(distributors) get different deals and don't share this information with their independent artists to avoid migrations to aggregators with better deals. It is a reason why aggregators with bad deals will do business with those service providers desiring their catalog.
Follow the Spotify buzz: more buzz equal better payout deals at the expense of too many others globally. Spotify uses this misaligned buzz to grow its business. Independent Swedish artists are likely the highest paid independent artists in the Spotify catalog, as a percentage of revenues (total revenues / total streams X %) .