Sing (Sing A Song … Sing Out Loud) By The Carpenters
In contrast, there was arguably a extremely subjective, tastemaking side to Stem’s choices about which artists to maintain for its Direct program. Absolute streaming numbers mattered only up to a certain point; what was arguably a more important dealbreaker was a qualitative evaluation of an artist’s sound.
“We aren’t getting big returns on investment but for our original music, and wished to maximise the sum of money going again to the artists,” Briggs tells me, when requested about why he had beforehand turned to the service. Hence Stem’s 5% income-share was perfect for Tiny Waves, whereas TuneCore’s annual charge of $9.99 per single and $29.99 per album (rises to $forty nine.ninety nine per album after the first 12 months) would mean a loss for many tracks on the label’s roster. Several artists expressed shock, fear, frustration and/or disappointment within … Read More