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  1. Dec 2020
    1. Bandcamp’s CEO and founders’ public attaché Ethan Diamond is as good as they come

      Important!

      I've just come across a recent interview with Ethan Diamond in which so many of the questions which prompted me to write this essay are addressed. (The link includes my annotations.)

    1. Well, deciding what to work on next, that has always felt like the easiest part of the job because it’s whatever benefits artists the most. Because the way Bandcamp makes money is if artists make a lot more money, so that’s what we try to spend every day doing.

      In contrast with Spotify's CEO:

      “Music is everything we do all day, all night, and that clarity is the difference between the average and the really, really good.”

      Source: Spotify’s $30 billion playlist for global domination by Robert Safian

    2. I like the idea that Bandcamp hangs out in the background and just makes all of this stuff work, and also, hopefully, helps the artist promote themselves, and it’s not about “Bandcamp, Bandcamp, Bandcamp.”. 

      And this is why I felt so compelled - obligated, even - to write my big Bandcamp essay.

    3. how come Bandcamp doesn’t get mentioned in all these press articles about music services? Are those related questions?

      Oh my god, this. I have been asking myself this question with increasing intensity for years, now.

    1. Last week Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien, Elbow’s Guy Garvey and Gomez’s Tom Gray gave evidence alongside Shah. Gray’s Broken Record campaign aims to fight for fairer terms for artists.
  2. Oct 2020
    1. However, many of Pearson's digital products are sold on a subscription basis, raising fears that authors will lose out in the way musicians have to music streaming services.
  3. Nov 2019
    1. Create A Music Streaming App In 2019

      How To Create A Music Streaming App?

      Now that you know that music apps can make pretty good money for their owners, you are probably dying to make your own app and start making money with it. But it’s not so easy.

      Here is a step by step process –

      Validating your app idea Understand the target audience Copyright matters to consider Radio or on-demand? Sketch the prototype Creating MVP Choose the features How to make your music app secure The cost to create a music app like Spotify

  4. Apr 2019
    1. Spotify has become a synonym for music streaming services just like Netflix became one for video streaming. If you are here in the hopes of developing your own Spotify like the app, you are in the right place.

      Spotify like music streaming service is one of the safest bets when it comes to investing in a new startup. You can create such a service for the broad audience or go for a more niche approach with a particular user base or genre and artist category of music.

  5. Jun 2016
    1. Apple Music now has 15 million paid subscribers,

      Sounds both like a relatively large number (given that the service was panned by many people) and a small percentage of Apple’s active userbase.

  6. May 2016
    1. What Amber explained was exactly what I’d feared: through the Apple Music subscription, which I had, Apple now deletes files from its users’ computers. When I signed up for Apple Music, iTunes evaluated my massive collection of Mp3s and WAV files, scanned Apple’s database for what it considered matches, then removed the original files from my internal hard drive. REMOVED them. Deleted.

  7. Jan 2016
    1. This is from 18 August, 2015, so it's possible things have changed. But it's interesting anyway, and many links are given.

      Most music streaming services have been paying artists on a per-click basis. So most subscribers' money doesn't go to the artists they are listening to, but rather whichever artists get the most clicks. And this system is extremely vulnerable to click fraud.

      The author argues that Subscriber Share is a better system. With that method, your subscription fee is divided among the artists you listen to according to the percentage of time you spend listening to them.

      FAQ includes additional links and replies to counter-arguments.