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Old 07-31-2017, 07:56 PM   #57
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Originally Posted by mccrabney View Post
i make a sustainable living from money paid out by streaming music services. i don't consider myself well established, but maybe we need to define that, too.

no argument that the "Joe Nobody" band, who doesn't show up on Spotify Discover Weekly and whose material maybe gets streamed 400 times a month by Maw and Paw isn't making any money on Spotify, but there is a huge difference between "Nobody (other than the established) makes money on Spotify" and "Nobodies make no money on Spotify."

i'm a small fish in a massive global ocean. i don't pay out to a label and i am a solo musician, and streaming services pay for my frugal life. it's not as bleak as i'm reading here, and i would go as far as to say that there's never been a better time to be a musician. i bet there are many, or at least several people on the REAPER forums who make good money from streaming services.
Would you mind sharing the name of your band/act on Spotify?
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