Why I deleted my Spotify account ๐Ÿค”

After seeing some people proudly posting how many hours they spent using the platform, I will speak about the reasons why I deleted my Spotify account.

  • Spotify had revenue of a billion euros ($1.24 billion) in its third-quarter (2018), putting it on track for a full year revenue of more than 4 billion euros ($4.95 billion) and they almost pay nothing to the alternative artist or those who are not on a music Label.
  • You are not allowed to put your music productions on Spotify without having to pay for an intermediary. Only Routenote do it for free, but your earnings are just ridiculous. I earned during 2017 & 2018 together 0,20 € 🤑
  • Spotify pays about $0.006 to $0.0084 per stream to the holder of music rights.
  • Spotify algorithms are just another way to limit your freedom and somehow to scam to yourself, without actually realizing about it. You think that you “discover” new music, but you just eat what Spotify wants.

The resume could be that on Spotify only “big fishes” are making revenue from an already bankrupted service.

If you want to find new music, new artist and if you want to support them directly, without any scam intermediary, there is a place for that.

It is called Bandcamp and there is no reason for not using it.

You can download and stream the music and the money goes directly to the artist, with a reasonable fee for Bandcamp.

Here you have a Twitter extract which would summarize my thoughts about Spotify,

Twitter_Spotify

And no, I don’t work for Bandcamp.

And yes, you are free to do whatever you want. I just wanted to show my reasons.

If you are supporting the problem, you are part of the problem.

EDIT: A real good one,

10% of my Bandcamp earnings will be donated ๐Ÿค”

Before the end of the year, I have decided that 10% of my earnings through the Bandcamp sales will be donated for a good cause. I’ll donate it to Gay Communication and Culture Center of Munich.

SUB München Logo

What is Sub? Here a brief description,

Founded in 1986 as a registered non-profit umbrella organization for volunteer and self-help groups in the city, the Sub provides a wide variety of information, events and services including art exhibits, a library, leisure groups, self-help groups, volunteer service projects, professional psychological counseling, refugee counseling and HIV-prevention services. The popular Café run by volunteers is a social focal point where all members of the Queer Community and their allies are herzlich willkommen!

I’ll do it every four months and I’ll inform in this Website about the bank transfers and amounts. I’ll start from September 2018.

I already know that the amounts will be laughable, but I find better to help a little than no help at all.

Maybe you are thinking, “Why do you want to help them if you never go there?”. Well, I can make donations for causes in Africa without ever having been there. I’m also paying social security even when I’m never sick. Same applies for non-social Taxes (hi Rundfunkbeitrag), which are even worse. Here I know that the money will be used for good causes.

Why donate to a Gay organization? Because I’m not only gay one day a year 🏳️‍🌈

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