Spotify Will Be Shut Down August 2015

So time for some news that no one talks about. Spotify currently owes $80 billion. A few days ago, the high court told Spotify this outright. No one mentioned this news of course, because everyone is pushing it aside until the time comes around for it to actually shut. No one believes it, but it is true. Unless Spotify miraculously becomes huge, they will completely cease to exist come next August.

Here at the facts. At the current rate Spotify pays every artist $0.007 for every song that is played. It is supposed to be a lot more, but because of the low amount of money Spotify are making, that is all that is getting paid. So imagine if you are an upcoming American artist and you get 100 plays on one of your songs. You get 7 dollars out of that. 1000 plays? 70 dollars. 10,000 plays? 7 dollars. It only starts becoming decent money if 100,000 people play a song. How much do you make? Still only 70 dollars. A million plays? Wow that is only 700 dollars. So a million people all across the world play your song and you only make 700 dollars. See the problem with Spotify? No one makes any decent money.

Unfortunately, because of this problem, Spotify, unless a miracle happens, will be shut down as of August 2015. It doesn’t help there case though when artists are pulling there music from the site already. Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke took down all of his songs a long time ago because they weren’t paying upcoming artists much. This has since got worse. Also in the last couple of days Taylor Swift has done the same (fair play to her).

So if the hugely successful artists Thom Yorke and Taylor Swift both are doing this, surely this means Spotify should increase the money they are giving artists? Well they can’t because Spotify don’t have enough money! Technically then, these big artists who are pulling there music from Spotify, are actually not helping this get any better. They take music off, then Spotify loses money. Spotify loses money then artists get less money. Actually if they wanted to help the artists they should stay on it, then more money will be paid to the smaller bands.

Basically, Spotify is going down, and in about 9 months the company will cease to exist. I hope you are all ready to go back to pirating music.

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The Place Technology is Headed

So, the iPhone 6… it bends… you put it in your pocket for a moment, tie a shoelace, or pick something off the ground, and then suddenly your phone is bent… this is Apple came out with this year. Sales? Not very good. I know no-one with an iPhone 6. Why? Because it is shit…

Anyway, whilst technology is  advancing at an alarming rate, I can’t help but wonder… will products become more and more fragile? I mean, my phone currently is a replacement for my Samsung Galaxy S3. It is the Samsung Galaxy Y, and it is a cheap model… well it was still £60, but it is crap (just saying – don’t get it. It closes messages and turns itself off and has terrible RAM) however, I have dropped that phone on the floor countless times. It smashes open, and the battery and everything flies out, but the screen hasn’t cracked, the phone still works as good (as bad) as it did on day one. My friend, however, had an iPhone 4 (i think) and the screen cracked, and bits came off of it when it was dropped once.

If phones are becoming more and more fragile as time goes on, but the prices keep being bumped up, honestly, I think it will have a negative effect. I mean, people will always buy them, because they are fooled by all the marketing ploys, however one day, one man will stand up and say no, then others will follow. If people actually stop buying it, maybe then apple, and other companies will go back to the drawing board and start really advancing there phones, rather then selling the same phone with minor upgrades every year.

I feel this is the same with the new generation of consoles. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are basically the old consoles with slightly upgraded graphics. Look at the PC, it is still far superior to both consoles. People expected a PC-like console when they purchased this new generation. What they got, they were disappointed with. This generation has had terrible sales. Most people (like myself) literally don’t care about them anymore. In fact, I for one, have stopped playing games really. The industry is terrible. Full of scams, and marketing ploys. All run by people trying to get money.

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