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How Spotify is Built On Artist Exploitation w/ Liz Pelly Tech Won't Save Us

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Paris Marx is joined by Liz Pelly to discuss how the Spotify model of streaming music continues a long trend of exploitation in the music industry and why musicians need to organize around a vision for a different world of music.

Liz Pelly is a freelance writer and critic who has spent the past decade working with community arts spaces. She is also a contributing editor and columnist at The Baffler. Follow Liz on Twitter as @lizpelly.

Tech Won’t Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldview, and wider society with the goal of inspiring people to demand better tech and a better world. Follow the podcast (@techwontsaveus) and host Paris Marx (@parismarx) on Twitter.

Read the plan for the future of the show and supporter benefits on Patreon.

Find out more about Harbinger Media Network and follow it on Twitter as @harbingertweets.

Also mentioned in this episode:
Liz’s work looks at many aspects of Spotify, including the model it’s pushing on musicians and increasingly on podcastersParis has written about how consolidation and the emergence of streaming is having similarly negative effects in film and televisionNaomi Klein explains how New Deal arts programs funded 225,000 musical performances which reached 150 million Americans — and much moreCherie Hu tweeted a diagram showing how different streaming and music companies have stakes in one anotherThe Verge obtained Sony Music’s contract with SpotifyHow Galaxy 500 and Pavement had random songs take off on SpotifySpotify CEO says artists need to record music more frequentlyHenderson Cole’s proposal for an American Music LibraryThe Union of Musicians and Allied Workers launched the Justice at Spotify campaignSupport the show (https://patreon.com/techwontsaveus)

Paris Marx is joined by Liz Pelly to discuss how the Spotify model of streaming music continues a long trend of exploitation in the music industry and why musicians need to organize around a vision for a different world of music.

Liz Pelly is a freelance writer and critic who has spent the past decade working with community arts spaces. She is also a contributing editor and columnist at The Baffler. Follow Liz on Twitter as @lizpelly.

Tech Won’t Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldview, and wider society with the goal of inspiring people to demand better tech and a better world. Follow the podcast (@techwontsaveus) and host Paris Marx (@parismarx) on Twitter.

Read the plan for the future of the show and supporter benefits on Patreon.

Find out more about Harbinger Media Network and follow it on Twitter as @harbingertweets.

Also mentioned in this episode:
Liz’s work looks at many aspects of Spotify, including the model it’s pushing on musicians and increasingly on podcastersParis has written about how consolidation and the emergence of streaming is having similarly negative effects in film and televisionNaomi Klein explains how New Deal arts programs funded 225,000 musical performances which reached 150 million Americans — and much moreCherie Hu tweeted a diagram showing how different streaming and music companies have stakes in one anotherThe Verge obtained Sony Music’s contract with SpotifyHow Galaxy 500 and Pavement had random songs take off on SpotifySpotify CEO says artists need to record music more frequentlyHenderson Cole’s proposal for an American Music LibraryThe Union of Musicians and Allied Workers launched the Justice at Spotify campaignSupport the show (https://patreon.com/techwontsaveus)

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