Spotify…

Spotify seems like a glipse into the future, and it’s already here. Check out this great article about the growing service. App-based computing simple/functional enough that people will pay, and artist compensation based on number of plays. Label cooperation? Sounds too good to be true.

“This is where we’re headed,” he told them. “It’s just such a seamless experience, a gateway into a legal environment. If the service is good enough, they’ll pay.”

One comment

  1. Doc Fiddle · July 14, 2011

    Do people want to own music more than they want to listen to it? Spotify and other streaming services are premised on a rental model that markets 18 million songs to people who will probably listen to perhaps a 1,000 Y number of times. How long this model lasts is anyone’s guess, especially when one wonders what it means for small producers and indies. What does Spotify think “bluegrass” is? And how far back is it willing to go into the archives to rescue and stream material that its current user base never even knew existed? Now, *that* is something IBMA should be interested in.