Which one's better for discovering indie music? I found most of my new listening bands through Youtube because Spotify apparently pay bands very little, but now Youtube has slashed its ad revenue is that going to hit bands badly?
Caitlan Messages: 42 Registered: April 2017 Location: California
To be honest, I don't particularly keep up with the revenue and stuff like that, so I'm not sure how it's going to affect the bands. Though, I can say that I do find most of my indie bands through youtube.
I don't know for sure but it sounds to me like that couldn't have been much of an income anyway. Can a band really survive off ad income from youtube?
Yes, bands used to be able to make a living on Youtube, but this is hitting people across the board. Try WCPW: they went from getting several thousand dollars for over 1 million views to $44 under the new rules. It was a literal over 98% drop, and that's a huge hit for anyone to take.