I just want you guys to know that the multiple *years* I've had my music on Spotify and iTunes have still made me less money than the first two weeks of the same albums on Bandcamp.

Please support artists directly if you can.

@Lystrialle Listening on spotify is legal, and that about the best thing that can be said for it.

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@LovesTha @Lystrialle the biggest reason I keep going back to Spotify over Bandcamp is that... the artists I want to listen to are not on Bandcamp.

The Stupendium.
Annapantsu.
Nightwish.
Bob Seger.
Nigel Stanford.

The list goes on.

So when people tell me "oh, you really need to use Bandcamp instead of Spotify", I hear "oh, you really need to stop listening to the music you already enjoy and find entirely new music"

@agmlego @Lystrialle Not having all the bands I wanted to listen to kept me off spotify for the longest time.

Now I've set up decent streaming of my personal collection I'm back off it.

Listening to what you want is clearly the most important bit.

@agmlego @LovesTha I think the artists in question are likely to appreciate supporting them over nothing! It's just that streaming culture has led a lot of people to underestimate how poorly streaming payouts are, so there are genuine cases of people not realizing how much worse of an option it is even when both options are provided.

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