Like most digital music-streaming platforms, Spotify has been criticized for a variety of reasons (including the difficulty of attracting the attention of new artists and the potential preference for AI-generated music). . Surely someone no Fan is Cradle of Filth frontman Dani Filth. In fact, he considers it quite reprehensible.
In a new video interview with Rock Hard Greek (posted June 16), Filth and host Sakis Fragos discuss how the music industry, including consumers, is adversely affected by various practices and standards. discussed.
filthy remarks [via Blabbermouth]: “Since then things have gotten worse… I think 2006 was the year that everything changed from being comfortable for musicians. It was never comfortable. But [it went to] The advent of the digital age and the emergence of music streaming platforms that don’t pay anyone is only making it more difficult. ”
In particular, Spotify is “the world’s biggest criminal,” he said, adding that [via Blabbermouth]:
I think it had 25 million, 6 million views last year, and I personally think I made about £20. This is less than the labor rate per hour. . . .I think humans have this amazing ability. [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. . . . And today, the reason people release limited edition records and such is for collectors. Only they buy it. Others just stream without doing anything.
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Filth also argued that such economic hardships related to consumer rights are a big part of why many bands aren’t touring after the pandemic. [via Blabbermouth]:
Gasoline has gone up. Sightseeing bus rental fees have increased. The cost of living has gone up. Well, it’s a very difficult situation for the band right now. But it doesn’t help if people just have built-in thoughts of “this is it”. no Having music is a privilege, and music should be given away for free. So I walk into someone’s store, pick up a pack of bananas (I don’t know) and say: “Well, this one grows on a tree.” They should be free. I will go out with this. ”
You will be arrested for shoplifting. But it’s fine for people to download. . . . Even before the album comes out, if you find a fan saying, “Oh, I have a link to this song,” and put it up, the sales you get from those who bought it for surprise purposes are instantly wiped out. Because they’ve already heard it and will quickly move on to the next thing.
Yes, the music industry is dying right now. I still enjoy making music. Don’t get me wrong. I love it, but yeah, musicians these days find themselves a million disadvantages. It’s a tough time.
He certainly makes a good point, right?
Last year, Cradle Of Filth signed to Napalm Records and joined DevilDriver on their ‘Double Trouble Live’ tour in March of this year. Of course, Filth and Ed Sheeran have been bonding lately, and back in May 2023, Cradle of Filth took to social media to give us an update on their next film for 2021. existence is useless. Finally, their latest live record – Trouble and its double life – was released in April this year and featured two new studio tracks, “She Is A Fire” and “Demon Prince Regent”.
what will you do you Thinking about Filth’s take on the modern digital music scene? Looking forward to the new Cradle of Filth LP? Let us know!
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