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Youtube vs. Spotify? [message #85236] Tue, 23 May 2017 05:59 Go to next message
Tadtone is currently offline  Tadtone
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Baron
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?
Re: Youtube vs. Spotify? [message #85250 is a reply to message #85236] Thu, 25 May 2017 22:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Caitlan is currently offline  Caitlan
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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.
Re: Youtube vs. Spotify? [message #85266 is a reply to message #85236] Sun, 28 May 2017 12:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hylo
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The Youtube ad changes are hitting bands hard. One group I follow said it just lost 98% of its revenue. Looks like metal or other genres off the beaten track are getting hammered by it.
Re: Youtube vs. Spotify? [message #85278 is a reply to message #85236] Tue, 30 May 2017 13:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ssal is currently offline  Ssal
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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?
Re: Youtube vs. Spotify? [message #85294 is a reply to message #85278] Thu, 01 June 2017 02:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hylo
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Ssal wrote on Tue, 30 May 2017 13:15
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.
Re: Youtube vs. Spotify? [message #85489 is a reply to message #85236] Mon, 26 June 2017 10:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Amber is currently offline  Amber
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I think I've found most of my indie music on YouTube, because they always recommend great new artists. However, Spotify is great too and they have some good indie playlists.

-Amber
Re: Youtube vs. Spotify? [message #93495 is a reply to message #85236] Sun, 11 April 2021 16:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
sammi40 is currently offline  sammi40
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I don't listen to indie music but I prefer Spotify over YouTube music. YouTube has so many ads (unless you pay for the non ad version). It's crazy how many times I hit skip ads, it's annoying.
Re: Youtube vs. Spotify? [message #95465 is a reply to message #85236] Fri, 01 April 2022 23:30 Go to previous message
Spotifier is currently offline  Spotifier
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Although I regularly use Spotify more than YouTube, I'd opt for the latter if you want to discover indie works. Uploading content on YouTube is more convenient that anyone can share their work there.
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