In a recent interview, Cradle Of Filth’s Dani Filth expressed frustration with how Spotify pays artists so little.
He criticized the practice of music streaming services paying little to artists for each stream. According to Filth, the advent of the digital age and the rise of music streaming platforms like Spotify are making it increasingly difficult for musicians to make a living.
“Like Spotify, it’s the biggest criminal in the world. I think it had 25 million, 26 million plays last year, and I personally think I made about £20. That’s per hour. less than the labor rate of
Filth also discussed the misconceptions people have about musician income, saying that artists spend a lot of money and that streaming services like Spotify contribute to the financial challenges facing bands. emphasized.
“I think humans have the following amazing abilities. [believe] If you have something like a physical product out there, you’re making a lot of money out of it. They don’t realize that so many people – record companies, management, accountants – are taking a piece of the pie. it doesn’t matter. “
He cautioned that there is a need to raise public awareness of the realities of the music industry in the digital age.
“Yeah, the music industry is dying right now. I still enjoy making music. We’re finding millions of disadvantages.It’s a tough time.”
Despite his love of making music, Filth acknowledged the hardships musicians face in the current situation, including tour cancellations and rising costs.