Use Streaming for Artist Discovery, Not Support

Blogpost, Independent Artist, Indie Music, Live Music, Pay For Music, Payouts, SoundEvolution Music, Spotify, Streaming, Streaming Music, Support Local Music -

Use Streaming for Artist Discovery, Not Support

The age of streaming music is not only upon us, it's planning a global takeover. This cannot happen!

Now before I get labeled the old guy on the porch screaming to the pesky neighborhood kids, "get off my lawn", I fully understand and even embrace (to a point) why streaming is so important in the information age. It's evolution baby! 

The issue I have isn't the technology, it's the psychology. Streaming services make discovering, listening to and sharing music as easy a walking and talking at the same time. Pretty easy right? The downside is that too many people think that because they're paying their (minuscule) monthly fee, which in most cases may run a subscriber all of $0.33 a day, that they're doing their part in supporting the artists making that wonderful music they love so much. They're not. The payouts to artists (after service fees, major record label cuts, and penthouse office rent money) literally comes out to percentages of pennies per stream. Don't take my word for it, according to Statista (, Spotify pays out $0.00397 per stream! Shocked? They weren't even the worst, YouTube & Pandora pay even LESS!

Here's an example to understand the numbers a little bit better. If your song has 100,000 streams on Spotify (and most indie artists won't come close to this number for a single track) that's a whopping $397.00 in your pocket. Here's another way to look at it. If that same artist sells a CD or vinyl record containing the same song that got 100,000 streams (and many more obviously) they'd only need to sell 40 copies at $10 a piece and they'd make $400 ($3 more than their Spotify payout). Do you think they can find 40 people in that sea of 100,000 streams to buy the album? Logic would say so but the psychology behind streaming makes this more difficult than you'd think.

Spotify and other streaming services are relying more and more on algorithm based playlists and less and less on human ears and brains. This is very dangerous. Where's the emotion and creativity in an algorithm? It doesn't exist. It makes "popular" music become a carbon copy of itself. Vanilla. Bland. Awful. It forces (some) musicians to write music for algorithms and playlists sad is that? In some ways I can't blame them because they see no other way to try and make a living through their art. If artists are bowing down to the masses and powers that be, can you even call it art anymore?

Music is, was and always (hopefully) will be about emotion. We should feel it in our gut and get excited about discovering new music or hearing/seeing an old favorite. In the age of streaming this will take work. Are you up for it? I am! SoundEvolution Music is! Use streaming services for discovery, convenience and sharing, that's what's great about the technology so embrace that aspect. On the flip side, the music you love so much will disappear if that's the only way you consume music. Go see live music (and not just the mega stars) in your local scene, buy their records/CD's and their merch. Tell your friends about what you've discovered. Follow and share their social media pages and maybe, just maybe they can earn a decent enough living to make the sounds which fill your heart, headphones and speakers up for a long time to come.


  • pfizer viagra canada pharmistry

    generic drug for viagra in canada is viagra the same in canada

  • zithromax z-pak

    zithromax instructions z pak 500 mg

  • RamonTic

    Over the years of independence, the institute has trained more than 13000 physicians (including 800 clinical interns, 1116 masters, 200 postgraduates and 20 doctoral students) in various directions.

    870 staff work at the institute at present,] including 525 professorial-teaching staff in 55 departments, 34 of them are Doctors of science and 132 candidates of science. 4 staff members of the professorial-teaching staff of the institute are Honoured Workers of Science of the Republic of Uzbekistan, 3 – are members of New-York and 2 – members of Russian Academy of Pedagogical Science.

    The institute has been training medical staff on the following faculties and directions: Therapeutic, Pediatric, Dentistry, Professional Education, Preventive Medicine, Pharmacy, High Nursing Affair and Physicians’ Advanced Training. At present] 3110 students have been studying at the institute (1331 at the Therapeutic faculty, 1009 at the Pediatric, 358 at the Dentistry, 175 students at the Professional Education Direction, 49 at the faculty of Pharmacy, 71 at the Direction of Preventive Medicine, 117 ones study at the Direction of High Nursing Affair).

    Today graduates of the institute are trained in the following directions of master’s degree: obstetrics and gynecology, therapy (with its directions), otorhinolaryngology, cardiology, ophthalmology, infectious diseases (with its directions), dermatovenereology, neurology, general oncology, morphology, surgery (with its directions), instrumental and functional diagnostic methods (with its directions), neurosurgery, public health and public health services (with its directions), urology, narcology, traumatology and orthopedics, forensic medical examination, pediatrics (with its directions), pediatric surgery, pediatric anesthesiology and intensive care, children’s cardiology and rheumatology, pediatric neurology, neonatology, sports medicine.

    The clinic of the institute numbers 700 seats and equipped with modern diagnostic and treating instrumentations: MRT, MSCT, Scanning USI, Laparoscopic Center and others.

    There are all opportunities to carry out sophisticated educational process and research work at the institute.

    medical institute in Uzbekistan

    medical institute in Uzbekistan
    first medical library
    how many study at a medical institute as a surgeon
    first medical institute site

  • Larrytig

    DoubleBTC.WIN – Double your bitcoin in 24 hours –
    Double your bitcoin in 24 hours equals to 100% profit a day that equals to 36,500% annual interest.
    Click :

  • Austinmom

    DoubleBTC.WIN – Double your ETHEREUM in 24 hours –
    Double your ETHEREUM in 24 hours equals to 100% profit a day that equals to 36,500% annual interest.
    Click Here :

Leave a comment