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WSJ: Here are Apple's iTunes Radio Terms for Indie Labels

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June 28, 2013 5:46:08 PM

.13 center per play and 15% ad revenue? i think its safe to say indie labels wont make any profit from this.if it doesnt cost indie labels anything to put the songs on the app, then ok. but if music publishing isnt free, then this is utter ripoff.
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June 29, 2013 5:32:02 AM

otacon72 said:
bustapr said:
.13 center per play and 15% ad revenue? i think its safe to say indie labels wont make any profit from this.if it doesnt cost indie labels anything to put the songs on the app, then ok. but if music publishing isnt free, then this is utter ripoff.


Of course they are going to pay Indie Labels less than major labels...it's called business.


Business indeed. But 13 cents a play is more than Pandora pays and WAY more than what Spotify pays... so... go Apple?
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June 29, 2013 7:25:18 AM

Ragnar-Kon said:
otacon72 said:
bustapr said:
.13 center per play and 15% ad revenue? i think its safe to say indie labels wont make any profit from this.if it doesnt cost indie labels anything to put the songs on the app, then ok. but if music publishing isnt free, then this is utter ripoff.


Of course they are going to pay Indie Labels less than major labels...it's called business.


Business indeed. But 13 cents a play is more than Pandora pays and WAY more than what Spotify pays... so... go Apple?


no no. Its POINT 13 cents.
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June 30, 2013 12:35:55 PM

PrvtChurch said:
Ragnar-Kon said:
otacon72 said:
bustapr said:
.13 center per play and 15% ad revenue? i think its safe to say indie labels wont make any profit from this.if it doesnt cost indie labels anything to put the songs on the app, then ok. but if music publishing isnt free, then this is utter ripoff.


Of course they are going to pay Indie Labels less than major labels...it's called business.


Business indeed. But 13 cents a play is more than Pandora pays and WAY more than what Spotify pays... so... go Apple?


no no. Its POINT 13 cents.


Oh, I forgot the point in my original post.

Anyway, last I've heard though is Pandora pays .12 cents per play, and Spofity pays as low as .005 cents per play. But I don't really keep up on prices, just what I remember hearing from my buddies in the recording business.
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