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12:22 PM on 11/19/12
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fact that 50% of its streaming plays today come from unassigned artists it won’t have to pay royalties to.

Umm.... So, unsigned artists or what? Do they think artists are just gonna give them their music to stream for free without paying royalties if they became a service like that? Because that's not how it works for any other service... And I can't imagine "50%" of artists being cool with that.
01:56 PM on 11/19/12
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They were fine with it back in the day. The only difference now is that the free music that the artist uploads can be streamed to people who werent searching for it. I can't even get our music on pandora because we don't have a major distribution deal.

But, in order for it to compete with those bigger ones it's gonna have to have just as much quality music. Not just playing a bunch of random bands crappy demos. Artists aren't just gonna jump at that when we're getting paid at least something for Spotify or Pandora.

Also, you can be distributed by Amazon to get on Pandora. You just have to have all the requirements (CDs, rights, the numbers, etc.) and pay an annual fee to do it basically. Keeps random cbands from all just putting their stuff on Pandora.

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