June 17, 2015:Mogwai and Portishead musicians on streaming and new artists

Mogwai and Portishead musicians on streaming and new artists

We know Portishead’s Geoff Barrow isn’t a big fan of streaming economics from his widely-quoted “34,000,000 streams. Income After tax = £1700. Thank U @apple @YouTube @Spotify, especially @UMG_News for selling our music so cheaply” tweet a couple of months ago. In a new interview on the Guardian conducted by fellow musician Stuart Braithwaite (of Mogwai) the pair talk about streaming from another standpoint: its impact on new artists. “You know what it’s like: the bands who come through, it’s about getting an £800 Ford Galaxy so you can drive to your gigs.

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