The More Money Spotify Makes, The Less Artists Get Paid

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has long asserted that per-play payments would increase over time, especially as more subscribers and advertisers piled on.  Unfortunately, the exact opposite is now happening: according to royalty data just published by David Lowery at Trichordist (above), per-play payments are now in a tailspin, with sub-$.005 payments the norm (i.e., less than half … Continue reading The More Money Spotify Makes, The Less Artists Get Paid