How Spotify is Built On Artist Exploitation
Paris Marx is joined by Liz Pelly to discuss how the Spotify model of streaming music continues a long trend of exploitation in the music industry and why musicians need to organize around a vision for a different world of music.
Liz Pelly is a freelance writer and critic who has spent the past decade working with community arts spaces. She is also a contributing editor and columnist at The Baffler. Follow Liz on Twitter as @lizpelly.
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- Liz’s work looks at many aspects of Spotify, including the model it’s pushing on musicians and increasingly on podcasters
- Paris has written about how consolidation and the emergence of streaming is having similarly negative effects in film and television
- Naomi Klein explains how New Deal arts programs funded 225,000 musical performances which reached 150 million Americans — and much more
- Cherie Hu tweeted a diagram showing how different streaming and music companies have stakes in one another
- The Verge obtained Sony Music’s contract with Spotify
- How Galaxy 500 and Pavement had random songs take off on Spotify
- Spotify CEO says artists need to record music more frequently
- Henderson Cole’s proposal for an American Music Library
- The Union of Musicians and Allied Workers launched the Justice at Spotify campaign