It has struck me recently that while I stream quite a bit of music the money I pay for this doesn’t seem to get back to the artists. I know that each Spotify steam is bugger all. Each stream of a song is about 0.4 cents or pence it doesn’t really matter. For an artist to make a living from Spotify they have to be best sellers really. Now, I will listen to an album a large number of times when I like the music. But I might steam an album once or twice. It seems to me that if I know I like the songs then paying for the album means I will listen to it more, enjoy it more and contribute to the artist more.
Just paid for an actual album (download). More of the money will go to artist than streaming.
— Ian Parish (@iparish) October 2, 2018
So, my first album purchase in probably over a year goes to: Leaether Strip.
I decided to buy two albums. A “best of” and a later album. Ironically I’m going to share them here via Spotify you can always search for these on your preferred content provider.
I think it should be an aim to buy an album each month. Preferably using Bandcamp or something similar where more of my payment goes to the artist.