Why Spotify Is NOT the Problem

Spotify is demonized by artists and fans alike for their low per-stream payouts… Rightfully so, some would argue.

We’ll be the first to admit that Spotify should pay more, but for that to happen there need to be a few strategic moves that the public has to accept before royalties can be increased.

Additionally, Spotify’s numbers aren’t as bad as many make them seem – especially when compared to certain other streaming platforms.

But, they’re far from the best…

Listen now to learn more about how Spotify royalties work, and why you shouldn’t be so quick to judge them!

What you’ll learn:

  • Why Spotify and streaming could help you to earn more than you think
  • How Spotify’s payouts are calculated (and why it’s impossible for them to double their royalty rates)
  • How music streaming providers can do more to support songwriters and artists
  • Why you shouldn’t be afraid to charge for your shows and merch
  • How music streaming and movie/TV streaming differ
  • Why Spotify is one of the most powerful marketing tools you have access to
  • How music streaming lets you multiply yourself
  • Why the most popular streaming service in the world is the absolute worst streaming service for rightsholders (and it’s not Spotify)

Listen now!

Discuss this episode

Click here to join the discussion in our Facebook community.


Related links

To help keep Bandhive going, we sometimes use affiliate links. This means that if you buy something using one of the links below we may get a small commission. This absolutely does not affect what you pay for any of the linked items – your price will be the same whether you use our links or not. This trickle of income is what helps us keep the free content flowing!

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.


Find out how many streams you need to equal one physical sale



Alive In Barcelona

Pinnacle Pro Sound



Facebook Group

Bandhive on Facebook







Contact us!

[email protected]


Related Episodes

#63: SubmitHub Success Strategies | Steve Martin of Ascending Everest

#66: SubmitHub: The Founder’s Perspective | With Jason Grishkoff


Artists and Music

Ascending Everest

Taylor Swift

Pure Love

Four Year Strong

Enter Shikari

Post Malone


 – “White Flag”


Social Media





Streaming services




Apple Music





Amazon Music

Google Play Music (now YouTube Music)



Episode Transcript (automatic – excuse errors)