So why write and record songs that are longer when they only pay a tiny royalty for 30 seconds!
UK Band The Pocket Gods And The Ultimate Statement Against Spotify With World’s First Album Of 100 Songs All 30 Seconds long!
What with Adele and Taylor Swift refusing to add their music to, or taking their music off, Spotify, UK indie band The Pocket Gods have gone one further in actually releasing an album on Spotify, whilst at the same time making a statement about artist royalties. The Pocket Gods & Friends 100x30 album features 100 songs all 30 seconds long!
Spotify pays out a paltry royalty of 0.007p per stream for a track once it hits 30 seconds....and then no more!
So why write and record songs that are longer when they only pay a tiny royalty for 30 seconds! The Pocket Gods' front-man Mark Christopher Lee, the brainchild behind the album, thought of the idea after reading an article about the length of 7 inch vinyl being the reason behind why we write 3 and half minute pop songs. Why not adapt to the media of today and produce 30 second songs for the streaming generation?
It's already been called the ultimate Spotify hack by the media, and goes a step further than Vulfpeck the Swedish band who released an album of complete silence on Spotify but which was eventually taken down. The Pocket Gods album plays by the rules, but with 100 tracks on it has the potential to maximise royalties for the band as well as making a statement.
The album features special guests: Mungo Jerry, Owen Paul and Tom Green (famous for his collaborations with The Orb). All the songs on the album are also about the music industry.
The album has the backing of Virgin who are holding the official launch on release date (4th December 2015) in London on 4th December 2015.
The Album is released on Nub Music via The Orchard/Sony on Friday 4th December 2015 and is part of #newmusicfridays run by BPI (British Phonographic Industry).
For CDs and further information please contact:
Tel: Mark Christopher Lee on 07791 985813
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