quote 20:01:44 AOL still has 3 million dialup “access” subscribers — generating a third of the company’s revenue and likely most of its profit. That might be more paying U.S. subscribers than Spotify and Hulu Plus have combined.
Dan Frommer, July 2012: AOL Dialup Just Had Its ‘Best’ Quarter In A Decade, And Still Has 3 Million Subscribers.
quote 23:12:39 There is [a] clear appeal for music bloggers, who have been at the sharp end of some of the music industry’s dysfunctional ways in recent years – fielding takedown requests from a label’s legal team for tracks posted at the explicit request of its marketing team, for example.
Stuart Dredge: Spotify launches Play Button for websites to stream music in the Guardian (via iamdanw).
quote 18:26:16 Jon seems aggrieved that he received £8 for 90,000 Spotify plays. However his mistake is to compare a Spotify play against a Radio 1 play. Radio 1 has approx 11,000,000 listeners so if you do the maths that’s 0.0000045p per listener. Spotify pays 0.000088p per stream (listener) according to Jon’s own figures above. So by Jon’s own maths, Spotify pays more.