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Foals are on the Anti-Spotify Wagon

Posted by: Jason Tate (10/30/13)
Foals would rather you steal vinyl than stream it on Spotify.
Id rather somebody stole the record on vinyl than bought it or streamed it on Spotify. I think you should listen to music on vinyl and I think basically anything is better than [Spotify].
 
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10:57 AM on 10/30/13
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gonna go listen to holy fire



on spotify
11:00 AM on 10/30/13
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brb gonna go steal some vinyl
11:07 AM on 10/30/13
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then or than?
11:08 AM on 10/30/13
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show that you don't support spotify by stealing from independent record stores. makes sense.
11:08 AM on 10/30/13
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this has to be sacha baron cohen giving this interview...
11:22 AM on 10/30/13
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gonna go listen to holy fire



on spotify
Own 'Holy Fire' ON VINLY.

This album is Top 10 for me AOTY. Insanely underrated.
11:26 AM on 10/30/13
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I don't understand this mentality. Isn't a little money better than no money? I simply can't afford to buy an album off of every band I like.
11:37 AM on 10/30/13
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I don't understand this mentality. Isn't a little money better than no money? I simply can't afford to buy an album off of every band I like.
Bands like this need to quit biting the hand that feeds. Spotify allows their audience to grow exponentially since every spotify user now has a chance to listen to their bands. Before spotify, I wouldn't ever bother to download music from some bands, much less purchase it, so the fact that I am now more likely to listen to new bands due to how easy it is, all while the band is getting payed for it (regardless of how little) is amazing.


You have the reach of illegal downloading while gaining a little bit of profit as the cherry on top of the exposure.

Instead of telling people to steal your music, begin using spotify as a way to get your music out regardless of who is getting payed, since the alternative involves nobody getting payed, or in this case, the record store taking a loss.


I hope this quote is out of context, because if not, it's a pretty dumb way of expressing your disapproval of Spotify.
11:53 AM on 10/30/13
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gonna go listen to holy fire



on spotify
Ditto
12:00 PM on 10/30/13
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If I took this interview to a shop, I somehow doubt it would hold much weight.
12:06 PM on 10/30/13
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show that you don't support spotify by stealing from independent record stores. makes sense.

Strictly from the bands point of view it makes sense because they were already paid for the records, haha. But stealing is not the answer.

I don't understand this mentality. Isn't a little money better than no money? I simply can't afford to buy an album off of every band I like.

Hey I just took your car out for a nice test drive, probably not going to return it though so here's $100. At least it's something right? You can buy a bike to get to work now. It's not a car, but you're still able to get to work. Enjoy!

But seriously I'm so conflicted on Spotify. I see both sides. Content creators need to be compensated more though. And when it comes to songwriters, they're basically losing tons of revenue. Most people just stream for free, never buy anything. % of subscribers is super low. And there's so many albums that the idea of being "discovered" through the service is laughable.
12:06 PM on 10/30/13
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Put your money where your mouth is; give out the vinyl for free or shut up. If you hate it then don't use it. Don't take it away from people who enjoy it.
12:06 PM on 10/30/13
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pretentious as fuuuuuuucccccckkkkk
12:19 PM on 10/30/13
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I don't care what Foals thinks about people's listening or buying habits. Just like I didn't care what members of Radiohead, Pink Floyd, or even Metallica thought about it.
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