Friday, February 11, 2022

Spotify Sees Drastic Increase in Cancellations

Last week recording artist India Arie took a stand against Spotify and pulled her music from the streaming service after a montage of podcaster Joe Rogan using the n-word went viral, to protest the $100 million Rogan is paid by the streaming giant vs what recording artists are paid [click here if you missed that]. 

Now Spotify streams are down and cancelations are up...

From The Daily Mail  

Numbers of people visiting Spotify page to cancel membership soars by almost 200% in one week after music streaming service refused to cancel Joe Rogan
Joe Rogan, who has a $100 million deal with Spotify, and attracts 11 million listeners to each episode of his podcast.
On Tuesday CNN reported that traffic to Spotify's Premium cancellation page - ending their $9.99 a month ad-free service - tripled in a week.
Spotify executives are standing by Rogan, but are likely to be bracing for even more cancellations after the broadcaster was found to have used racial slurs. 
The analytics firm, SimilarWeb, told CNN on Tuesday night that it had seen traffic to the cancellation page spike 196 percent week-over-week in its most recent set of data.
The data looked at traffic on the week of January 17, and compared it to the week beginning January 24.
In the week of the 17th, 39,924 visits to the page were recorded. The following week, 118,168 visits - almost three times as many - were recorded.
'This is a huge spike,' said Seema Shah, who leads SimilarWeb's research team, describing it as unprecedented.
'It implies people were passionate about the issue and took immediate action. We'll see if it keeps rising.' 

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

***EXAMPLE*** When someone uses the word b.!.t.c.h. to tell or depict a woman, that is misogynistic. When a person says n.!.9.9.a / or n.!.9.9.e.r., that is racist. ***EXAMPLE***

Anonymous said...

I saw this info. the other day and shared it with Snitch.
I hope the trend continues to grow. All Yt ppl know why not to use that word. If you know a few of us or have some Black friends, that doesn't give you a pass to use the term under any circumstances. If you're a racist, then we know where you're coming from.

R in NYC said...

Spotify won't care until it really hits their bottom line. It's always about the money and not the morals.

ruzbest said...

Spotify.
Done
closed my account.
Won't pay artist money for there art, but will pay this despicable entity, $10 million to push fake vaccine info, wrong medical advice, and despariage black people.

Gg57 said...

It wont last. Black people can never stay firm on their position. Yall couldnt stay firm on the Netflix, nfl or H&m boycotts and this wont last either. In the end White people will always win. Its been proven time and time again. I wish it wasnt true but it is.

Anonymous said...

Black ppl are not the only ones canceling their membership.

Anonymous said...

^^^^India already forgiving him after calling him out ( were so sympathethic as a people)

Anonymous said...

Honestly, Black music made Spotify but 1 white guy makes all the money, Go Figure. However, I know that this take down of Joe is really about big pharma pushing him out of their way and paying him back for telling the truth about the poke. When very rich whites fight against each other they use a scapegoat cause like racism or rights of some sort to do their bidding when they don't give a hoot about any of it. Joe is indeed a bigot, but big pharma is a monster. Neither gives a darn about us and therefore I won't get tricked into either side. Millions across America think like Joe and that's why they pay them. Joe had a White guy on saying we have a propensity for violence yet it was them who colonized the globe, not us. His mixed comments are just as silly. I don't believe in cancelations because I want the right to speak my mind too, but no artist should be paid chump change. I never believed in streaming because it does rob the artist.

Sunno said...

He makes that much money, because his royalties aren't tied to a label. Artist have 360 deals which means everything they make the label gets a cut, not to mention that the artist have to repay the labels. In this case better attorney's are needed for the artist. And we have to be careful about sanctioning peoples speech, whether we like it or not to take the rights away from 1 will lead to the rights be taken away from ALL.

Anonymous said...

@11:40 AM

#Facts

Unknown said...

Joe can say whatever he likes. Freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from consequences. Spotify is a publicly traded company, which means they have shareholders to answer to. No public company is going to protect "free speech" that's racist and medicinal misinformation. And there's no market in the private sector that's gonna pay Joe $100 million with 11+million subscribers. That's why Spotify is trying to minimize the damage, and it's why Joe has publicly stated that he won't leave Spotify out of loyalty. It's win-win for them both. Which is why black ppl should bounce en masse. Cause if we're not offended by Joe using the n-word in 70+ podcast videos, or the negative stereotypes he quotes *about us* (how biracials are the best of both; a black man's body with a yt man's mind), or, the misinformation about Covid vaccines (that have undoubtedly contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths), then, let's be upset that black American artists are being streamed 100+ million times a fucking day only to be paid 0.0003% of a PENNY!

Black folks have more than a few reasons to be upset and to boycott Spotify. It's a public company, they are free to do whatever they like, but, if they have any ounce of decency they'll cave to public pressure and do more. If they have $100 million to pay Joe, for 11 million listeners, then they have an additional $100 million to fairly compensate the artists who are streaming 11 million+ listeners.

It is black history month, dammit! These mfers better pay what they owe! We ain't our ancestors...

Unknown said...

@11:40

Big pharma has existed before any of us were born. And somehow, through "big pharma", we've managed to outlive previous generations. The reason being: science and modern medicine. The same entities that are under attack now because they don't fit the Republicans narrative of lies and greed. Ever since the Republicans lost the presidency, the senate, and the house (cause, they are a party of LOSERS, with the orange menace at the top of the LOSER food chain), they've ran with this lie that big pharma, big tech, science, and the CDC are all "plotting" against the American people. What could any of these entities gain by poisoning or killing Americans? Why is it that the #1 people dying are unvaccinated? I've gotten vaccinated, and all my close friends are vaccinated, and we're all healthy and happy. I've gotten the "jab" to enter many foreign countries and I'm perfectly healthy. Hell, all of us have had to get vaccinated to enter public schools and public spaces. This attack on medicine and science is coming from Republicans. They lost their power, and creating division and chaos is the only way they know how to get it back. Don't fall for it. The Republicans don't want us to get back to normal because then the American ppl would see the Republicans for what they are: racist, anarchist that just want to be dictators with absolute rule and control.

WiserWords2 said...

@1:40 PM

You nailed it!

Anonymous said...

then, let's be upset that black American artists are being streamed 100+ million times a fucking day only to be paid 0.0003% of a PENNY!




And who's fault is that? Who agreed to that dumb shit? Who put a gun to these artists head and made them accept it? Let me guess, Racist Republicans and Joe Rogan?

Anonymous said...

Who made Joe say the n-word in 70+ videos? Democrats? The "plandemic"?

Unknown said...

https://www.businessinsider.com/biden-federal-contractor-minimum-wage-texas-louisiana-mississippi-2022-lawsuit-paxton-2

Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi sued the Biden administration for raising federal contractors' minimum wage to $15 an hour

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Republicans.

Susie said...

Can't believe some black folk on here are still down for the jab. Shocking. Have you heard about the number of dead babies being born in Australia that are overwhelming the morgues? They are dropping like flies but of course you won't have heard it because you stay tuned to CNN and FAUX news. Black ppl, DO NOT take that deathly jab. In three years time the fully vaxxed are supposed to start dropping like flies - not heard / read that one either I suppose. People like you are the dangerous ones. Big pharma is looking to make money off of the vaxxed for a number of years (3 at the most) to pay for all of the funding needed to get the jabs up and running. If you are jabbed then stay the f away from me!

Susie said...

For those at the back:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/jPWDNvnsCMCx/

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