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Century Media pulls catalog from Spotify

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 12:38 PM PT / 5,910 views
Official press release: Century Media and its associated labels InsideOutMusic, Superballmusic, and People Like You have decided to pull their repertoire from Spotify in an attempt to protect the interests of their artists. While everyone at the label group believes in the ever changing possibilities of new technology and new ways of bringing music to the fans, Century Media is also of the opinion that Spotify in its present shape and form isn't the way forward. The income streams to the artists are affected massively and therefore that accelerates the downward spiral, which eventually will lead to artists not being able to record music the way it should be recorded. Ultimately, in some cases, it will completely kill a lot of smaller bands that are already struggling to make ends meet. At the same time Century Media also believes that Spotify is a great tool to discover new music and is in the process of reintroducing their bands to Spotify by way of putting up samplers of the artists. This way, fans can still discover the great music released by the label. Physical sales are dropping drastically in all countries where Spotify is active. Artists are depending on their income from selling music and it is our job to support them to do so. Since the artists need to sell their music to continue their creativity, Spotify is a problem for them. This is about survival, nothing less and it is time that fans and consumers realize that for artists it is essential to sell music to keep their heads above water. Obviously it is ultimately up to the music fan and consumer, how they access their music, whether it is buying, streaming or stealing. There needs to be awareness though, that how you will consume your music has direct consequences for the artists, who we are all trying to support.

26 comments


Mike 8/9/2011 12:47:28 PM

No idea what spotify is.


Kevl 8/9/2011 12:47:45 PM

great music?


harpdarp 8/9/2011 12:56:56 PM

"Physical sales are dropping drastically in all countries where Spotify is active." So, where people have the fcking internet? How is the decline of the physical format Spotify's fault? This is a trend regardless of Spotify, retards.


ShaolinLambKiller 8/9/2011 1:00:48 PM

gayshit for gays.


MarginError 8/9/2011 1:01:51 PM

yeah, physical sales are shit everywhere and will continue to be from this point on.


saint_wanger 8/9/2011 1:02:28 PM

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


threexs 8/9/2011 1:04:43 PM

This entire reasoning is a logical fallacy. Just say that you want more money and shut up.


breebreebreebree 8/9/2011 1:04:54 PM

"The income streams to the artists are affected massively and therefore that accelerates the downward spiral" translation = "our income stream"


blessedxcursed 8/9/2011 1:19:51 PM

i'm old, so spotify = napster 2011 and century media = metallica 2011?


LoydChristmas 8/9/2011 1:23:02 PM

lol at CM thinking anyone buys the "we're doing this for the artists" approach. you're butthurt that you're not as rich as you used to be just man up and take it on the chin.


xfordirelifesakex 8/9/2011 1:37:12 PM

Never even heard of spotify until just now.


needssalt 8/9/2011 1:39:45 PM

^ once again agreed. two more years physical sales will be close to nothing. this pleases me


Brett_ 8/9/2011 1:40:30 PM

Sign more Emmure's, sell more physical garbage, done deal.


fryin_cojax 8/9/2011 2:41:24 PM

Cash Rules Everything Around Me, CREAM! Get tha money, dolla dolla bills y'all.


duckduckfootloose 8/9/2011 2:56:16 PM

Physical media sales aren't dead, but only Trent Reznor figured out how it works.


moogs 8/9/2011 3:02:41 PM

yet another record company that has no understanding that physical media is fcking dead and worthless to most if not all of their consumers. nobody wants to pay $10 for a fcking cd you dipshits, get with the times.


xfallofmanx 8/9/2011 5:34:20 PM

if this press release was a cd i would steal it


standupsixtynine 8/9/2011 6:02:03 PM

*downloads entire century media catalog, sells it to kids at the retard school*


emoxfag 8/9/2011 8:30:10 PM

century media, who has no listenable artists talks shit on spotify. spotify traffic increases 10 fold.


GodOfEternalAbyss 8/9/2011 8:55:39 PM

that's what sell out artist who cant release and protect their rights get.. haha!


bestguywhotellsitlikeitis 8/9/2011 10:28:49 PM

Anyone got an invite to spotify? lol


love_the_chub 8/9/2011 10:29:38 PM

Thank you CM for letting me know about Spotify. Had never heard of it before. Thanks again!


F___A___G___G___O___T 8/10/2011 5:08:06 AM

IM CALLING THE COPS ON ALL OF YOU


bassdrops 8/10/2011 10:28:36 AM

Century Media and its associated labels InsideOutMusic, Superballmusic, and People Like You have decided to pull their repertoire from Spotify in an attempt to protect the business interests of the label. - a small revision for truth.


big_metal_al 8/10/2011 12:21:29 PM

for immediate release: century media has also taken a poop in the toilet. more relevant news at 11.


i_talk_shit 8/10/2011 12:29:17 PM

this isn't about death of physical format you retards. this is about getting simply .00001 cent for a stream of your song. gratification is there for the listener, but true devaluation for the artist in a "digital world"





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