If you care about the economic rights of artists in the digital domain, join us in hijacking Spotify’s new twitter hashtag campaign! We can go viral! We already are getting noticed!
Got your own numbers to share?
Like so: Fun with new Spotify hashtag campaign: “#thatsongwhen10k people listened, the artist got paid $60 and the major labels got stock options.”
We do believe in digital. But current rates are not sustainable. Spotify is using our music like venture capital and promising better returns later while they pay their employees and hire expensive ad firms to create the above hashtag campaign.
Below are a bunch of sample tweets you can use, and we encourage you to make up your own with your own true stories of royalties from Spotify. Also use #supportartistrights if possible. We’ve heard putting the hashtag at the beginning of the tweet isn’t as effective. Retweeting is great too but we need new original tweeters!Thank you!
Unsustainable royalties kill off indie. Behold the future: #thatsongwhenstream only means mainstream#supportartistsrights
#thatsongwhen Artists are viewed as bottom feeder “content providers” whose main job is facilitate ad revenues #supportartistsrights
Spotify says they r aware if global opinion not good they’re “&^%$#@”#thatsongwhen artist voices ARE a global opinion #supportartistsrights
Ready for corporate playlists?#thatsongwhen Unsustainable rates = NO indie. NO rebels. NO diversity. NO soul. #supportartistsrights
MT @artistempathy #thatsongwhen#Spotify told artists to wait 4 better payouts while using r music 4 venture capital #supportartistsrights
5 Important Questions For #Spotify from Artists & Managers That Need to be Asked#supportartistsrightshttp://bit.ly/1v2q9iY
Pirates caused song value to tank:#thatsongwhen Spotify cashed in at the margin, offering content of drowning artists for pennies.
can you add double time claps for that first barSpotify says founder Daniel Ek ONLY did tech for pirate uTorrent.#thatsongwhen Ek opened door to thieves; then sold artists a new”lock.”
On the economics:
Why not share EQUITY w/artists? Spotify built on venture capital of our music. If we can afford 2 create more#thatsongwhen everyone wins.
Music delivers joy to fans, nice profits to corporations, and a pittance to the artisthttp://bit.ly/1oISofu
#thatsongwhen Listeners deserve to know that streaming rates are unsustainable
A war on artists is a war on the culture of the 99%. #thatsongwhen
the only songs created will be by corporations. Hello @OccupyWallSt?
Better payouts? #thatsongwhen I realized Spotify told artists to wait even as they use our music as venture capital for their paychecks.
Wrap yourself in this corporate warm/fuzzy – #thatsongwhen Spotify proved the emotional power of song but forgot the artists who created it
Fun with new Spotify hashtag campaign: #thatsongwhen 10k people listened, the artist got paid $60 and the major labels got stock options.
On indie/niche genres:
Fun with new Spotify hashtag campaign: [insert song name here]#thatsongwhen artist royalties were so low indie creators lost their future.
It’s about reduction. Reduction of royalties. Reduction of a group to one artist. #thatsongwhen no one knew who was in John Coltrane’s band
The math just doesn’t add up.#thatsongwhen indie artists & niche artists squeezed out by streaming and can’t afford to make new recordings.