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What streaming services actually pay

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:10 am
by Gone To Lunch

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:30 am
by blinddrew
It's a tough time to be trying to make a living in the creative arts.
But then, it's always been a tough time to be trying to make a living in the creative arts...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:52 am
by Forum Admin
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Abysmal really.

And Apple News+ looks like it's adopting similar low-paying practices with magazine content for its newly-launched aggregated mag subscriptions... :( :protest: The SOS jury is still out on this service.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:59 am
by miN2
Bandcamp says hello i'm thinking! :lol: Streaming services for singles (this is what the masses like anyway) and Bandcamp for albums. I really think all artists should be on there. They pay respectably, and because of that the owners deserve the cut :thumbup: Make them rich, not these muppets who pay the artists and content creators nothing :thumbdown:

But maybe i'm wrong... :headbang:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:19 am
by blinddrew
Bandcamp has a few big fans round here. :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:30 am
by Forum Admin
blinddrew wrote:Bandcamp has a few big fans round here. :thumbup:

+1 :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:35 pm
by Gone To Lunch
So how much do Bandcamp pay ?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:39 pm
by blinddrew
It's a download rather than streaming service (though you can stream from it) and they take 15%. You also pay PayPal fees (or any other transaction fees obviously), so on a recent £5 customer payment i took home £3.90.
But we're obviously not really comparing apples with apples.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:41 am
by miN2
Drops to 10% at $5k+ https://bandcamp.com/pricing

Can sell merch too. 10% on that.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:39 am
by Eddy Deegan
The more of bandcamp I see, the more I like it.

I hope they never change their business model. And if they do, I see a new business opportunity. Not that I'm without enough to do at the moment, but if they sold out I'd give it some serious consideration.

That, or quit entirely and enact my retirement plan early, which is to head out to the middle of nowhere in Wales and farmstead my way to independence.

I can't wait to leave the IT world behind altogether. Not that I don't like it, but when push comes to shove I'd rather be growing my own vegetables, keeping chickens and noodling on synthesizers as far away from "civilisation" as I can get ;)

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:59 am
by blinddrew
I think the biggest threat to bandcamp (in Europe at least), and more so for soundcloud, is article 13*.
Mandatory filter costs and the potential fines could cause them to withdraw from the EU area altogether. :(

* now article 17.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:48 am
by Humble Bee
Here’s some funny and some sad, some true and some not so... Topic related all the same:

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/ ... SApp_Other