Found this gem from TED which I had not seen before. Music should be about listeners having to pay, it should be about listeners wanting to help out their loved artists – all through the eyes of Amanda Palmer!
According to an article at AllThingsD Spotify now have 1.4M signed users for its free trial in the US. Not just that, they also have 175’000 paying customers who can be added to the more than 1.5M paying customers already in Europe. Spotify is becoming a force to recon in the music industry, and fast. Some of the success of the launch is most likely thanks to the lobby ground work that has been performed by Sean Parker for one, prior to the launch; but the service is good enough to stand on its own. If it was not the US launch would never have happened to start with.
So are these numbers good or bad; with what can we compare them? Well to the European market of course.