Monthly Archives: September 2012
he still got love in his eyes,
and i still got love in my soul
-Tamia, Still : first verse
Love every pickup before the chorus. This song contains the word “still” at least 30 times, but I still have it on repeat.
Though I love the availability and convenience, I wish Spotify gave more credit and cut to the artists / content creators. That earlier stat on how much Lady Gaga got from Spotify plays was just ridiculous.
They do give great publicity though. A most pleasant discovery was getting to hear Tamia’s new album, Beautiful Surprise. It’s just such a solid, melodically catchy album, a nice respite of sparkling R&B that stands strong in today’s electrodance landscape.
My current favorite track is the last song off the album, “Still“:
Other favorites: Because of You, Lose My Mind.
To read more about the issues regarding Spotify, you can try these articles:
- 238 labels down: Is Spotify fair to artists?
- Indie Band Breaks Down Spotify, Amazon Earnings
- Industry Attorney: Major Labels Rarely Pass Through Spotify Earnings…
- Pandora and Spotify Rake In the Money and Then Send It Off in Royalties
The verdict isn’t out, but what’s out there is enough to make me leery and consider abstaining. :/