Do artists still get paid and plays get counted from Spotify Free streams?

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Do artists still get paid and plays get counted from Spotify Free streams?

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So, my account is a free account. Will artists get paid? And will my plays for them be counted?

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Community Legend

>So, my account is a free account. Will artists get paid?

I think so, shouldn't matter if the listeneres have a free or premium account.

You might want to look also at (1).

 

>And will my plays for them be counted?

I think so too, though you can't see it on spotify

You could activate scrobbling to lastfm also

 

 

(1) https://www.spotifyartists.com

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Regular

I can see the play count on Spotify just fine.

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Rock Star 23

Even if you are a free user, you plays will be counted and artists will be paid.

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Spotify

Hey guys, we have a very detailed explanation about royalties on our Spotify Artists page. You can find out more right here:

 

https://www.spotifyartists.com/spotify-explained/#how-we-pay-royalties-overview

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Casual Listener

Hi Meredith, 

I cannot gain access to this link as I am not an artist with Spotify. I am however looking for clear information as to the formulas you use to calculate royalties for artists for my university thesis. 

 

I am under the belief that it is calculated through a mixture of variables, including % premium/ freemium listeners to an artist, and that it is not a pay per play system. However, I've found it difficult to find detail as to what the variables explicitly are, as I have only managed to source this information via other artists in the community.

 

Some clarity would be much appreciated here 🙂

 

Thanks!

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Is last.fm safe?

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Rock Star 16

@Shah1l 

Yes, it is safe. 🙂

 

If you want to learn more about what this service is all about, read this.

It's basically a good way of having detailed musical history and comparing your musical tastes with others.

 

Have a nice day!

SebastyRock Star 16
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