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Buy an album - Who does the money go to?

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So Kendrick Lamar's highly anticipated album just dropped, and to my appreciation it's on Spotify. But thing is, I'd really like to support this artist, and hopefully make him reach platinum. Would my purchase of his album on Spotify contribute to an official count, helping him reach this goal? Would it be just as buying the album on iTunes?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Buy an album - Who does the money go to?

user-removed
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Hey there!

 

This is awesome question.

 

I'll ask around Community if any employee can answer to this. I do not know answer.

 

However Spotify use a 3rd party music shop, 7 Digital.

 

Watch this space for updates from Spotify staff.

Re: Buy an album - Who does the money go to?

Spotify Legend

In terms of chart placement, there are some rules that would need to be met on the artists release - This naturally depends on the country, but in the UK there are a number of different charts - including one for streaming.

In terms of being eligible for the charts, check out some of the rules here - http://www.officialcharts.com/getting-releases-into-the-charts/

In terms of money, the artist would receive a payment for each stream made of a track.

 

hpguru - Slight correction there! We have our own built in store now. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Airhorn Enthusiast

Re: Buy an album - Who does the money go to?

user-removed
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Hey, when you opened your own store? I don't know about it, when you opened it?

Re: Buy an album - Who does the money go to?

Spotify Legend

We've been selling our own tracks for over a year now 🙂

Airhorn Enthusiast

Re: Buy an album - Who does the money go to?

user-removed
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Awesome. But are those in OGG or MP3?

Re: Buy an album - Who does the money go to?

Spotify Legend
Tracks purchased from Spotify would be MP3's.
Airhorn Enthusiast

Re: Buy an album - Who does the money go to?

user-removed
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Thanks.

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