Is that true? The margin on branded clothing always seems so thin. At least through most of the services I've checked into.
It can be better if you get them printed by a local screenprinter, but then you have to deal with inventory and minimum orders.
Or is this really about how crappy the margin on streaming services is?
"That means if a song is streamed one time for every 1,000 streams in Canada, the artist would, theoretically, get $1 per stream. In practice, this doesn’t often work out this cleanly since there are thousands of artists all competing for the most streams in each market, and the rights to each song are owned by record companies, aggregators and other third-party intermediaries that operate between Spotify and the artists.
So while that song might get $1 for every one in 1,000 streams, that one dollar is often split further down between these companies. A video on Spotify’s new website says that, on average, Spotify pays rights holders two-thirds of every dollar made on the platform"
Bro, do you realize that if I buy merch I actually want to be able to wear it?
If an artist has a Bandcamp page or donations and otherwise offers their stuff DRM-freely I'm happy to give them money. If they're with a big label that only puts them on Spotify I'll assume they have their stuff figured out.
@kingu_platypus_gidora The sad Mass Media implication is that, in this absurdist business model, the musician(s) are using their music to sell & promote their merchandise ~ rather than making auxiliary profit & promoting their music. The spotlight/signage has become the product, and the actual creative art is now the window dressing. 🙄
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