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Pandora: Pandora and Artist Payments

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. For over two thousand artists Pandora will pay over $10,000 dollars each over the next 12 months (including one of my favorites, the late jazz pianist Oscar Peterson), and for more than 800 we’ll pay over $50,000, more than the income of the average American household. For top earners like Coldplay, Adele, Wiz Khalifa, Jason Aldean and others Pandora is already paying over $1 million each. Drake and Lil Wayne are fast approaching a $3 million annual rate each.

Meanwhile on Spotify Lady Gaga earned a dozen hundreds dollars.

Spotify Financials Deemed Unsustainable

Private financial data firm Privco dove into Spotify’s business and stated that their financial model is unsustainable. The prediction of future troubles was based off the fact that Spotify lost over $59.1 million in 2011 on $244.5 million in revenue and that, according to Privco, “Spotify’s financials show that the bigger the company gets, the bigger its losses.

Enjoy it while we can?

Google kicks GrooveShark out of the Android Market

The controversial GrooveShark music streaming service is getting the cold shoulder from mobile platform vendors. GrooveShark’s mobile music streaming application, which was kicked out of Apple’s App Store last year, has recently received the same treatment from Google.

I still don’t get how Grooveshark can be accepted by record companies, when it gives so much away for free. So this news is not really shocking.

Music industry will force licenses on Amazon Cloud Player – or else

There are other reasons why the music industry will either push Amazon for new licenses or take the legal route, and their names rhyme with Schmapple and Croogle.

“If Amazon can launch its service with no licenses, then Apple and Google would be fools to get licenses because they’d be at a cost disadvantage,” Robertson said. “If the labels do nothing, they’re basically inviting Google and Apple to follow the same strategy.”

Amazon launch Cloud Drive, new storage service accompanied by a streaming music player called Cloud Player, without settling it with record labels first. Bold move that will have interesting consequences.

Interview with Mark Morgan – a legend behind Fallout music

As for other composers, I would love to collaborate with Clint Mansell, Paul Haslinger or James Newton Howard. As far as performers, it would be long time dream of mine to play with Peter Gabriel’s band and with David Sylvian. I would also love to write or perform with Lisa Gerrard. I really think she is incredible.
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Rather dull interview with composer of one of the greatest game soundtracks ever.