Coldplay, Tom Waits Say NO To Spotify, All Streaming - hypebot

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Jimmy T.

Spotify and major labels will soon face collusion charges. They WILL be sued.

Sally Go Rough

shut up jimmy, you tit

Jenn

Jimmy

It's so weird for artists. How much do labels make off digital advances, etc.?

Maybe a class action suit? Is it because major labels own a chunk of Spotify?

Jenn

Rick

"The band reportedly won't stream because they believe the 'Mylo Xyloto' album should be heard as one cohesive work rather than as singles."

I would contend that people are FAR MORE LIKELY to listen to the entire work if it is streaming vs. purchasing on iTunes. As if this was the actual reason....

Shawn

Will Coldplay release this album via iTunes? And if so, will they not allow individual tracks to be downloaded? This whole "we want it to be heard as an album" reasoning is weak. In fact, people would be MORE likely to listen to the whole thing via Spotify in most cases.

Spotidj

This is so stupid! If they want it to be heard as an album put it on Spotify as one big track.

Coldplay<->Spotify is the new Metallica<->Napster

Spotify was turning illegal downloaders into legal streamers. Things like this will make them return to their old habits.

Hurray for Coldplay!

Pimpy C

Illegal downloaders will always be illegal downloaders. None of them are paying for the premium Spotify service - c'mon.

I'm actually glad I don't have to hear Coldplay on Spotify, even by accident.

Tom Waits fans listen to vinyl and cassettes, so his tunes not being on Spotify is a moot point.

Chancius

I'm not a big fan of the new Coldplay album, but I've liked their previous stuff very much. No one wants to come out and say they are doing something because they want to make more money which will make them look like a douche. I can't blame them for THAT and they have enough fans, like Waits, that they don't need to the extra exposure.

Free album download at www.facebook.com/chancius

gaetano

I believe this is just the tip of the iceberg...

Wait till artists start to see their BMI and ASCAP checks disintegrating, it won't be pretty.

EMI is embarassed? I'm sure if they were to poll the majority of their artists they'd hear a similar sentiment. Then again, they've been rather busy defaulting on loans and being bought and sold as of late.

WMG will be acquiring them soon.

I'm happy Coldplay has decided to stay away from streaming, for whatever reason. They can spin it however they want, it's really up to them to decide how their works are distributed and in what way they believe it's value is best created and maintained.

spoodge

coldplay should tell radio to spot playing the single

and they should stop playing the single on TV and every other fucking place their promoting that shit.

Yannick, the GeneralEclectic

Tom Waits has streamed his album through his website for a while before its release. Does that not count?

IshmaelTheApe

You're wrong, Pimpy C. Since I've picked up Spotify Premium, I've stopped downloading music unless it isn't in the Spotify catalog. Pirates won't always be pirates

But even when I was a pirate, I still bought music if it was good enough to warrant a purchase and if the artist was offering something worth purchasing (ie: I refuse to buy a CD but I'll gladly pick up a vinyl)

Tom Waits

I am a premium Spotify Subscriber and I illegally downloaded the new Coldplay when I realized it wasn't goin g on Spotify.

poosnotterbutt

But i want any intellectual property whenever I want it, and I want it for free, if you disagree with me you are a fascist. #OccupySpotify.

Here is some free art for you freethinkers:

=8-(|)

amplifiedsteve

Coldplay are citing the same argument for not wanting their new album on Spotify as did Pink Floyd on iTunes, who didn't want their albums parceled up into individual track downloads

I'm pro-digital music / streaming / music industry 6.0x (whatever) but it can be argued that the digitisation of music has changed the way we can access the album - now as a bunch of singles or as a 'complete body of works' - so fair 'nuff to Coldplay for standing by their artistic integrity on this one.

At the end of the day it is up to the recording artist to decide how their music should be accessed and heard, not the record label.

yeahyeah

Spotify is bad for the artist on the whole, you get the 'the fact that its on spotify means your music gets heard' crowd (really? musicians need to learn to promote themselves better then if this is your argument) only that you get paid absolutely nothing, all they care about is any potential advertising revenue through traffic, essentially you are paying them a premium to be advertised to and they are paying most artists like 0.000012p per stream. They pay record companies an advance of which the artist sees nothing. In 2010 on spotify of 10 million users only 1 million were paid subs. How do you actually expect them to make that 2nd or 3rd album? off the revenue from your streams? funny people you are. Don't give me the 'artists make their money off touring and merch these days' crap either, artist always made money this way but it serves as promotion, as does radio play, making effort to get into magazines etc not one of their only sources of income.

The fact is, it's alot of tech companies wanting to pay absolutely nothing to make a tonne of money off of someone else intellectual property, so ok tech company I want to put your software up for everyone to stream and use at a premium and pay u 0.000012p for every time they use it. I didn't think so.

msonic777

missing Pink Floyd on Spotify... a lot .

msonic777

oh, man, I 'd eat my shoes if You're wrong !

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