While Pia enjoys her honeymoon, Steffi and Kiki talk about streaming services on a new episode of the Metal & High Heels Podcast. We take a look at the business model of these services and to provide some perspective we include the opinions of some artists we’ve asked about the topic. We also talk about an alternative payout model that’s getting more and more attention and that seems to be a better solution to the royalty controversy.
And in case you’re dead-set against music streaming services, remember that back in the day, my generation would wait by the radio for our favorite songs to be played, to then record them on cassette – and hope the radio host didn’t talk over it. Those cassettes could be multiplied easily, as were the CDs with music compilations downloaded illegally through Napster or other platforms. And piracy is still out there. Through streaming services, the artists at least get some royalty checks, even if they just pay the band’s next pizza.
Metal & High Heels Podcast – Episode 26: Spotify and other Streaming Services.
Recorded on June 1st, 2018.
M&H Podcast 26 – Show notes about Music Streaming Services:
- Our interview with Cristina Scabbia from LACUNA COIL
- Our Tuska-interview with SLEEP OF MONSTERS
- Our interview with Santeri Kallio from AMORPHIS at Tuska Open Air Metal Festival 2017
- CELLAR DARLING’s Merlin talked to us about Spotify on our interview
- EPICA-guitarist Isaac Delahaye talks about Spotify on our interview
- Loudwire’s article “Papa Roach’s Unlikely Comeback”
- On our interview, Anneke van Giersbergen (VUUR) says she is pro-streaming services, too
- “Why The Spotify Model Is Broken” – article on The Kernel
- Envato-blog: how the Subscribes Share Model is working for the design industry
- More on the topic? Listen to these podcast episodes:
- Check out Tuska’s lineup for 2018
- And Summer Breeze’s lineup for 2018 is also great!
Our jingle is voiced by Kassandra Novell based on the song ‘Storm’ by her band MERCY ISLE.
Metal & High Heels Playlist – Podcast Episode 26:
On our Spotify playlist, we’ve gathered songs that we mentioned during the episode – take a listen!
Do you pay for a streaming service? Have you ever gotten a check from Spotify? What do you think about the controversial topic? Tell us in the comments! You can also send a short voice message to our Facebook page to have your voice played on the show! Or tweet at us @metalhighheels – and share this episode!