Read this: Killing Freemium is the Worst Thing for Artists
Summary: Do we really want to go back to an era when a small group of players controlled what most of us heard, and the only way to hear outsider artists was to trade tapes and mix CDs. And now we have easy ways to get free music, for which artists get paid nothing, and that will become the new normal for discovery There are plenty of artists who credit Napster with helping them build their careers-but wouldn't it be better for artists to have something, rather than nothing. If big labels can erase Spotify's free option, what else can they do They all have equity in Spotify as well, so they've hedged their bets and get paid either way-but what about the artists And what about the artists who don't have label deals, or access to legit licensing deals Should they just stay in their own backyard - medium.commedium.comKilling Freemium is the Worst Thing for …
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