Techdirt: Labels Dropping Out of Spotify are Totally Missing the Point
Date: Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 10:28:34 UTC

So taking yourself out of Spotify means you get no royalties, which seems worse than little royalties, and you make it harder for fans to find you, learn about you... and decide to support you in other ways. So, how does it benefit artists to not be in Spotify? I don't get it... Complain about Spotify's royalty rates all you want, but you can still leverage the platform to make money in other ways (direct to fan, shows, merch, etc.). And then laugh as Spotify gets none of that revenue, despite helping you build your fanbase. Complete Article

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