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Spotify and Our Degraded Music Culture
  Posted by: Digg on Jul 20th, 2011 4:18 AM
What I want to know is how is this sustainable for Spotify? The Swedish developers have stressed that keeping the program free, or somewhat free, is crucial—bully for them, but who will be compensated and how? Spotify makes its money through ads and premium accounts, but how far can five dollars a month go? The developers will do fine, but what about the artists? Record labels? They hardly get any money under iTunes, and Apple sells records for 10 bucks a pop. Spotify’s emphasis on music association rather than music ownership is troubling as well, especially at a time in our culture when music is becoming more and more marginalized.

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