The mass exodus continues.
Prosthetic Records — the home of bands like Animals As Leaders, Skeletonwitch, and The Funeral Pyre — has pulled its catalogue from Spotify. So has Metal Blade.
Pretty soon, you won’t be able to find any metal on Spotify.
“There [does] not appear to be an upside,” Prosthetic co-owner E.J. Johantgen tells LA Weekly. He adds that the only income from the service comes in “fractions of pennies,” even on the label’s biggest titles.
The only revenue independent labels receive is pay-per-stream royalties. To Johantgen, this doesn’t sound quite right. “I would like to see what their projected ad revenue would be. Then we could really determine if their rates are fair,” he tells LA Weekly.
In late August, Metal Blade started pulling its titles from the social networking site. The label has yet to issue an official statement on its decision. Frankly, they don’t owe anyone an explanation.
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