Spotify wants to steal your music...
October 9, 2009 / Spotify ‘could be dead within a year’
“In the letter Mr Ek called on the music companies to stop the practice whereby Spotify has to pay them a fee every time a track was played. Instead, he said the future lay in a system where money is made through different routes…”
Really? You want to run a service exploiting our work and pay us nothing?
That is amazing… You know, some would call that stealing but the way Daniel Ek describes it… well, it just sounds amazing… Why has nobody thought of this before?
I don’t know what upsets me more… that Daniel Ek would seriously propose something like this with a straight face… or that a newspaper would publish notions like this and not present a viewpoint from an opposing side… Like the viewpoint of the songwriters that this is basically theft.
But don’t worry… PlayFairNow.org has a proposal and a competition to help Daniel Ek and Spotify.
Daniel Ek shall work for 1p a day until Spotify can figure out how to run a
profitable business. Actualy, forget that… We have been inspired by Daniel
Ek’s “new business model” concept. As artists our new business model is to be paid
a fair price for our work and until we decide we are making enough money we propose that Daniel Ek find some other way of getting paid.
Let’s pool our creative powers and help Daniel Ek find some other way of getting paid. The artist that contributes the best suggestion will receive Daniel Ek’s car. (Sorry Daniel, we propose you find some other way to get to work too!)