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    Spotify arguments still going on? Where people listen is far far less interesting than why. If people are listening to you, you're winning.

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    …that doesn't mean that there's not a problem with Spotify (I pulled my music as you know) but the raw payouts aren't the issue...

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    SoloBassSteve 🎧 πŸš΅πŸΏβ€β™€οΈ

    'listens' don't just happen. Why do people listen to you? How much does discovery cost the artist? Does streaming make it cheaper?

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    SoloBassSteve 🎧 πŸš΅πŸΏβ€β™€οΈ

    pre-web, almost all music marketing was a loss leader. Finding an audience cost a FORTUNE. It didn't happen by accident. Viral didn't exist

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    you want radio? TV? Magazine coverage? That shit cost money. On labels a LOT of money, all recoupable from your earnings.

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    SoloBassSteve 🎧 πŸš΅πŸΏβ€β™€οΈ

    I've said before a LOT of times. 'How do we make money?' is a later question from 'how do we stop losing money?' Cut your overhead.

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    Why do I love @Bandcamp? because streaming/sales there connect YOU to ME, Not to Bandcamp. They're the match-maker, not the toll-both.

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    Bandcamp make money when we make money. If we don't do well, they don't do well. A deeply healthy and sustainable model.

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    once someone is listening to you the whole conversation changes. You've done the hard bit. Why are they listening in the first place?

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    I need to collect together a load of your stories of how you found my music. An anecdotal ethnography of stevie-listeners :)

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    …and am equally interested in those of you who follow here but have thus far not bothere to have a listen to the music. You matter too :)

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    SoloBassSteve 🎧 πŸš΅πŸΏβ€β™€οΈ

    @bazeboiee discovery via bandcamp is happening more and more, especially via fan accounts. I cause more sales of other people's music :)

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    SoloBassSteve 🎧 πŸš΅πŸΏβ€β™€οΈ

    so much of this conversation starts from us thinking we 'deserve' listeners, deserve sales, deserve a career. That's not helpful.

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    SoloBassSteve 🎧 πŸš΅πŸΏβ€β™€οΈ

    being confident in/passionate about your own music is a brilliant thing, but it's not a way to understand the bigger music discovery picture

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