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Spotify's Payment Model and Your Release Timeline | The New Music Business with Ari Herstand

Listen on your favorite podcast platform: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Acast

In today’s episode I discuss the controversy surrounding the CEO of Spotify, Daniel Ek’s comment: “you can’t record music once every three to four years and think that’s going to be enough.”

I also go into how Spotify’s payment model actually works and if it’s fair or not.


Quick links:

1:56 – What Daniel Ek said
3:20 – How the music industry reacted to Ek’s statement
9:10 – Art creation and new music business release strategy
13:15 – Making a living on Spotify streams and playing the playlisting game
23:35 – Breaking down the Spotify payment system
33:20 – Being successful without playing the Spotify playlisting game

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Ari Herstand
Ari Herstand is a Los Angeles based musician, the founder and CEO of Ari’s Take and the author of How to Make It in the New Music Business.

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