By Amilcar 'PRO' Welton
Beats Music From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beats_Music
"Beats Music is a subscription-based online music streaming service owned by the Beats Electronics division of Apple, Inc. First developed in 2012 under the name "Daisy", the service combines algorithm-based personalization with expert music suggestions from a variety of sources. The service builds upon Beats' existing consumer electronics line, and its 2012 acquisition of the similar service MOG. The service launched in the United States on January 21, 2014."
I was randomly doing some research sparked by a major digital music distribution competitor when I ventured to the Wikipedia page for Beats Music. That along with the fact that I am true believer that music creators need to make the study of their consumers a habit and mandatory business practice in order to succeed in this hyper-digital society. I said to myself, "How can I NOT study a retailer's consumer mission but expect to understand what it is that my company needs to do to attract, maintain, and feed our consumers who at times are their consumers as well?" the answer is, "I can't." So this post is a simple reminder to research all of the retailers that you distribute music to as a music creator. I know that some facts that you discover will surprise you and spark some marketing/promotion genius.
Original article by
Paul Resnikoff Digital Music News http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2014/09/18/streaming-services-99-problems
(1) Artists make little-to-nothing off of streaming services.
(2) Streaming services claim that artists are making money off of streaming,
which has generated massive distrust and anger among artists.
(3) As a result of (1) and (2), artists often get pissed off at streaming
services, and sometimes publish their abysmal royalties on sites like
Digital Music News.
(4) As a result of (3), streaming services counter that the leaked royalties
are miscalculated and inaccurate, which makes artists
even more pissed off.
(5) Streaming services like Spotify claim that someday in the near future,
artists will make money off of streaming services. In fact, Spotify CEO Daniel
Ek says that artists will be making a decent, living wage off of streaming in just a
(6) There is very little evidence to suggest that (5) will ever happen for
(7) Streaming services pay the labels, who typically pay nothing to
(8) Still, streaming services like Spotify claim that labels pay their artists, which everyone knows
(9) Major label artists contracts typically ensure that streaming royalties
will never, ever be paid to artists.
(10) Major label licensing partners now demand large percentages in the
streaming services they license, like Beats Music. But artists
are virtually guaranteed to make nothing off of these massive
equity payouts when an IPO or sale occurs.
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Original article by Tuesday, September 2, 2014 by Paul Resnikoff
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