21 Mar Spotify Says They’re Gonna Be So Big, Artists Won’t Even Have to Worry About Rent
By Paul Resnikoff – March 13, 2013 – Digital Music News
That’s according to the bigger-than-life vision of Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, who deftly parlayed questions about measley artist compensation into much larger possibilities during a recent SXSW chit-chat. All of which informed a subtext that sounded like this: if you’re focused on pennies today, you’re missing out on all those dollars tomorrow.
During the ‘fireside chat,’ held at the Long Center theater in downtown Austin, Ek outlined a service that will ultimately have a billion users and plenty of ‘decent wages’ to go around. “Artists shouldn’t be asking ‘How much am I being paid per stream,’ but instead ‘How many times could my song be played?'”