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When the Spotify music stops

After the endless streaming app Eternify was silenced, Hayley Devlin and Martin Ochs question how artists can be guaranteed fair reward for the legitimate use of their work

14 July 2015

Following on from Taylor Swift’s well-documented battle over payments to artists during Apple’s proposed free trial period for its new music streaming service, New York band Ohm and Sport upped the ante in the battle against the perceived unfair treatment of artists over royalty income from music streaming services.

The target this time was Spotify. While Spotify claimed
to have injected $2bn into the music industry by 2014, many consider the estimated royalties of between $0.006 and $0.0084 per play netted by artists to be inadequate and unfair.

In an attempt to address this apparent injustice, Ohm and Sport developed the Eternify app to coincide with the release of their first album. The app was designed to find music by the requested artist on the Spotify service and play it on continuous loops of 30 seconds.

Since Spotify pays...

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