Coldplay - Ghost Stories not on Spotify

Re: Coldplay - Ghost Stories not on Spotify

beachdude42
Roadie

The Black Keys' LAST album El Camino still isn't on Spotify, so I wouldn't hold my breath for Turn Blue... as for Coldplay, it seems like they are withholding the album for a few months to make more money off album sales.

Re: Coldplay - Ghost Stories not on Spotify

Faithless
Newbie
darn thats **bleep**ed up. Long live torrents and usenet.
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Re: Coldplay - Ghost Stories not on Spotify

frans1982
Casual Listener

Still suprised to see how record labels and bands cling to the old  ways. I will not buy the album(or any album) since it's an outdated business model and it  will fragment my music collection having to download it as mp3. Paid for spotify since launch and it's the best way to consume music. 

 

Big commercial bands and record labels can keep on trying to keep consumers in the old patterns to make more money, while some consumers will just torrent the album if they want it badly enough and can't wait for it to reach spotify. 

Re: Coldplay - Ghost Stories not on Spotify

Dougsmoog
Newbie
Paying customers should have the benifits, I love using Spotify have saved so much money I just hope they can make a better deal with the artist so we can have the albums day of release.
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Re: Coldplay - Ghost Stories not on Spotify

raunso
Newbie

As a huge Coldplay fan I'm really disappointed! Especially discovering that the album is available on Wimp!

 

I will give Spotify another week and if nothing happens I'll be an ex-customer.

 

Jakob

Re: Coldplay - Ghost Stories not on Spotify

princessgleek
Roadie

It's not spotify's fault, it's coldplay nothing spotify or any other streaming site can do about it until coldplay say otherwise,

 

And what an earth is wimp

Re: Coldplay - Ghost Stories not on Spotify

renkye
Newbie

Makes absolute sense on the Spotify side of things. But if the Label/Artist still doesn't want to have it on Spotify, it doesn't make much of a difference.

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Re: Coldplay - Ghost Stories not on Spotify

JayLB
Community Legend

Well look at music like how movie releases are done now thanks to the digital age what happens? A movie gets released for theaters first unless it is something sponsored through Netflix only. Then viewers go through what 4 or 5 months of the film in theaters first, and then there are dvds released for rental outlets. Then the dvds come out to be sold to the general public and retail outlets, and sometimes also online digital sources like again Netflix, amazon, iTunes will get the digital version for legal website sources. What does it usually take about six months or more when a movie at the theaters becomes available for streaming almost ontop of dvd sales to the public, being that those are pay to stream services which charge a fee per release viewed. I think music is going through the same transition it is just going to take a little longer for new releases because of various issues, artists, labels, band managers, and retail outlets.

 

I figure music will go this route, an artists releases music first on cd for public sale for the retail outlets to get some revenue and business from the releases, legal digital music services like amazon, iTunes, spotify, and goodle play will get the releases the day it is available to retail outlets, but that could eventuallty change where those sources could be delayed for some time if big retail chains get their way Target, Walmart and such. Those retail giants have mountains of money and also very powerful political special interest groups working for their interest first, not for the benefit of the power music listener on spotify. There is already some push in the U.S. that companies like Amazon are gaining an unfair advantage in the market place by offering both hard copy releases of movies and music as well as digital downloads at the same time retail chains get the hard copy releases only. Streaming service like spotify, goodle play, and even rdio could eventually see some time delays of music available to the streaming side of their services. Even the digital downloads like amazon, iTunes, and goodle play which offers at the same time much faster revenue for artists and labels could get some delays eventually, like what happens when dvds first come out so rental chain businesses get some revenue, but those are fast going out of business anyway like blockbuster video in the States. The reason now that customers of digital movies are seeing that digital streaming services is offering movie releases almost at the same moment that dvds are released to the general public. It will all come down on how the music revenue is spread out. If the money is offered where it is done fairly and the labels then the artists get a fair compensation for their work things will go smooth if not then where the most revenue comes from is where the releases will be seen first and so on and so forth. Services that just stream music could be the last in line to get some new music so that retail chains, legal digital download services, and customers who want a hard copy of the music on hand all the time are satisfied first.

 

To leave off with a cool music lyric line from an artist who gave so much to rock and roll. "Your The Last In Line" firgure it out yourselves.  >:-)

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Re: Coldplay - Ghost Stories not on Spotify

princessgleek
Roadie

I think Movies and Music are two very different things, Movies are mainly made for the big screen.  Netflix has it's own tv shows like House Of Cards which is one of the big reasons it has so many customers.

 

If they did windowing with most albums on spotify etc, then spotify would lose a lot of customers and piracy would be a major problem again which musically wise it isn't at the moment.

 

IMO you just can't compare the two

Re: Coldplay - Ghost Stories not on Spotify

Romin91
Regular

Haha, I pirated the Album after release, a big mid-finger to them that left 2M+ fanbase with their D's out !

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