Sorry if there’s been a thread on this before but just having a bath and have some ‘ambient chill’ on and it occurs to me they’re all named individuals and yet other than Spotify they don’t seem to exist. I’m sure there was an article on this too a while back.
What I’ve seen about it sounds absolutely grim and terrible for yer independent music artists. There was that tweet Zola Jesus did sharing a message from Spotify suggesting she pay to work with Spotify’s “expert producers” to create playlist-ready tracks or something and it was very “cripes malarkey”
It’s coz it’s such an easy go to isn’t it. Sitting in the bath? Need some inoffensive music to listen to. Cosy night in with your other half? Need some inoffensive music to listen to. Etc ad infinitum.
Is a good example. The top track is just a filler track from their worst album but has hundreds of thousands more listens than anything else on there. Whilst a track like this which is incredible will only have tens of thousands;