New Spotify stratagem: get your fans to stream your silence.

March 19th, 2014 by David Gerard
Industry

Mashing together public domain audio to get cash out of Spotify is too much like work. Vulfpeck, a funk band from Ann Arbor, have released an album consisting of ten 31-second segments of silence; they have asked their fans to stream it continuously on repeat so they can fund their next tour. That’s about $5 from each person for seven hours’ streaming. Spotify know about it, but don’t yet appear to have pulled the plug. This would be why Pandora and Netflix have the “I’m still listening/watching” button. Update: And it’s gone.

2 Responses to “New Spotify stratagem: get your fans to stream your silence.”

  1. Damien Says:

    I can hardly wait for the John Cage 4?33? supercut.
    Time to upgrade me speaker-cables to make the most of this sonic extravaganza…

  2. David Gerard Says:

    I should have added “Insert hilarious John Cage joke here.”

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