My one concern, and perhaps you can share some links/information if you have them, is how the artists actually do get paid by subscription music. I understand it to be something like a penny per listen and as of yet Rdio listens are really not that impressive if you’re counting it in pennies.
I’ve thought about this a little bit. That the $10/month is rigged to the royalty of a listen. So basically Rdio is never in danger of spending all of your $10 to artists if you were to add up the amount of music one is capable of listening to. Not a bad financial model for Rdio. But still not great for artists. And honestly, I just have no need to buy mp3s if I have access to them. That probably doesn’t help artists either. But I’ll still go to shows so I guess that translates?
Maybe we should start a ‘Help the Artist’ thread to hash some of this stuff out. 6 weeks ago
Jason Paul shite, I didn’t know they were doing a family plan. $2 savings is ok I guess. Looks like my wife may be getting her own account. There will be even less minimal techno appearing in my rotation once that happens. 6 weeks ago
CAW a.k.a. The Aquatic Ape And, what’s more, it’ll keep ’em listening legitimately at an age when the lure of youtube listens and pirate-downloads which do nothing to support the artists will be particularly strong. I’m not a big one for backing “The Man” – I’m probably the last to, in fact, as others around here’ll no doubt attest – but I’m really not down with a black-market which keeps artists from even knowing their tunes have been heard. 6 weeks ago
CAW a.k.a. The Aquatic Ape Yeah, but satellite radio is different, Turdish – you can’t control the output like you can with streaming audio. Having reached a point in my life where my kids actually are developing musical minds of their own – and ones which frankly I don’t want associated with me publicly – an extra $13 bucks to get ’em streaming independently (and situated to start accessing cooler stuff as they age) is peanuts. Hell, even in the old days that’d only have been one LP per month. 6 weeks ago
Turdish Burl Would you pay $22 bucks a month for satellite radio? To me that is high considering the likelihood of the average family using enough traffic to make that a better deal than a couple of web subscriptions.
As an aside, I do find it surpising that that royalties are apparently based on plays instead of ((plays / rdio income) * percentage). On that note, there is appears to be spammage going on with fake accounts friending (to presumably promote artists) and no doubt playing tracks as well to inflate the statistics. From dealing with college radio in the past, the royalty system is fixed so I guess it shouldn’t be surprising that is is happening with streaming services as well. . . 6 weeks ago
CAW a.k.a. The Aquatic Ape Hey, has there been public talk about rdio’s new “Family Plan” option and I just missed it? Or is this hot-off-the-presses stuff: add a second-user for unlimited use (app, etc.) for $8 and a third for only $4 more after that. This is a pretty big development in getting the world to move towards a streaming-audio tipping-point, doncha think? 6 weeks ago
CAW a.k.a. The Aquatic Ape That was rich, mm! Funny stuff. 7 weeks ago
maudeman Thanks, BC!
MOG sucks 7 weeks ago
Biker Chick ummm, Maudeman… I will leave this one for you 🙂 7 weeks ago
Jason Paul Anyone use MOG? They’ve got a new desktop app. It’s always up there with the big boys. Is it social? http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/08/unlimited-music-service-mog-launches-a-desktop… 7 weeks ago
Jason Paul Leaning back to the Desktop App for Rdio—although I love the iApp—after depth of the deskapp the iPad feels thin. 7 weeks ago
Jason Paul Looks like Facebook might be partnering with Rdio among other music streaming services: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/facebook_aims_to_partner_with_not_squash_m… (looks like a big win for Rdio if that’s the case) 2 months ago
Jason Paul I’ll second that @David. Would be really interesting to hear them joust with anyone whose posted to this playlist! 2 months ago