CunninLynguists Fight Spotify
2012-06-20 by larrytheslug | 47 Comments

Hip-hop trio CunninLynguists are offering their discography 'name your price' on their website over the next week. This includes records such as Kno's 2010 release 'Death Is Silent'.

According to a post on CunninLynguists fanpage, Kno explains the motive:

"It was recently revealed that the CEO of Spotify is worth $307 million dollars -- more money than every artist they feature except 1. In honor of the .005 cents per play we get from Spotify as they trick you out of your weed money under the guise of "supporting artists", it's "Fuck Spotify" week at CunninLynguists.com! Take this week off from streaming CL on Spotify and download any album from http://www.cunninlynguists.com/ at whatever price you choose -- even free! - Kno"

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Shiduba
June 20th 2012

424 Comments


Never listened to these guys and they seem to be good so...

yoink

TheBuzzKiller
June 20th 2012

147 Comments


was just listening to them today.
Easily my favorite hiphop group ever.

Haha weed money

mvood
June 20th 2012

816 Comments


yeah one of the best hip hop groups

FearThyEvil9
June 20th 2012

11325 Comments


Cool, I'll definitely download their stuff.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
June 20th 2012

20199 Comments


on this

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 20th 2012

30291 Comments


But I already have all their stuff!

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rotterdog
June 20th 2012

486 Comments


Can't believe Spotify's getting away with $0.005 per stream. That's ridiculous.

ReturnOfTheDnor
June 20th 2012

893 Comments


Giving away your music for free? That'll teach 'em.

sniper
June 20th 2012

18578 Comments


i guess it's time to check these dudes out then.

Eclecticist
June 20th 2012

3863 Comments


They aren't fighting Spotify... their music is still part of the site. This was just a witty statement and some unexpected charity.

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
June 20th 2012

6248 Comments


"Can't believe Spotify's getting away with $0.005 per stream. That's ridiculous."
How much does a radio station pay when they play a single? Now divide that by a couple of millions of listeners...

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Counterfeit
June 20th 2012

17819 Comments


"In honor of the .005 cents per play we get from Spotify as they trick you out of your weed money under the guise of "supporting artists"


hahahaha yes

Blackbelt54
June 20th 2012

4266 Comments


perfect opportunity to check out these guys I've been meaning to for a while

defjaw83
June 20th 2012

1763 Comments


that guy sounds cool as fuck. I've only heard Oneirology -which rules- so may check the rest of their stuff

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wacknizzle
June 20th 2012

11883 Comments


Giving the album away for free to fight spotify, doesn't sound like a good play. Also, spotify should have remained a free streaming music service, that's all I use for anyway.

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
June 20th 2012

20199 Comments


hmmmmm, no A Piece of Strange...

kingsoby1
Emeritus
June 20th 2012

4829 Comments


i mean, the ceo makes a lot of or is worth a lot of money, yes. but that's fine with me; spotify is an incredible service. if bands/ labels aren't making enough from it, then pull out. it's that simple.

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Tyrael
June 20th 2012

20394 Comments


Well too bad their last album sucked dick

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Inveigh
June 20th 2012

24179 Comments


right, would they be less pissed about how much they make from Spotify if he was only worth $100 million?

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cvlts
June 20th 2012

8917 Comments


more power to them

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Tijnmans
June 20th 2012

350 Comments


FIGHT THE POWER!

Scoot
June 20th 2012

17477 Comments


haha kno is good shit, he posts here from time to time

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kingsoby1
Emeritus
June 20th 2012

4829 Comments


usually he posts when a writer/ poster is dissing his stuff lol

bloc
June 20th 2012

34489 Comments


When I saw the word "discography" I honestly thought it was a physical CD discography. Got excited for nothing...

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rotterdog
June 20th 2012

486 Comments


"if bands/ labels aren't making enough from it, then pull out. it's that simple."

Wouldn't this be up to the label though? I assume the labels are making a bundle from licensing fees, while the artists collect this paltry $.005 per stream. I love the service - just hope they start paying the artists more.

gabethepiratesquid
June 20th 2012

4521 Comments


I remember when Anthony Fantano brought something up about trying to use streaming services as a medium to make more money since the age of album sales are kind of dying, and he really is right. Spotify should give a larger amount per play, like at least half a cent because as is, if someone makes a huge hit and it gets a million plays on Spotify, the artist will only get $5,000 dollars. Which is obviously more than they'd get from a Youtube hit or any other streaming site but it's something that should be a focus in the music industry.

kingsoby1
Emeritus
June 20th 2012

4829 Comments


yeah streaming is the way of the future

artists should definitely earn more, but that's not up to us fortunately. it's up to the artists and/or their labels.

Cadda
June 20th 2012

162 Comments


I actually love him

Recspecs
June 20th 2012

9809 Comments


But I already have all their stuff! [2]

Props to these guys, but I will still use Spotify so I can shove black metal down my friends' timeline.

WeepingBanana
June 20th 2012

9893 Comments


"In honor of the .005 cents per play we get from Spotify as they trick you out of your weed money under the guise of "supporting artists", it's "Fuck Spotify" week at CunninLynguists.com!"

Oh man, yes. I'll be getting the albums that I don't already have from these guys. Who knows maybe I'll... PAY!!!

KeithStone582
June 20th 2012

1480 Comments


it's not letting me get piece of strange. WTF?

ConcubinaryCode
June 20th 2012

1850 Comments


just got oneirology. it rules

Ommushwo
June 20th 2012

112 Comments


Hey, let's piss them off and pay .005 cents per song!

kudos to them, will be buying if they're good.

eternium
June 20th 2012

16207 Comments


Mad respect for this. I'll download something.

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eternium
June 20th 2012

16207 Comments


Um, except A Piece of Strange is one thing there isn't a download for.

Blackbelt54
June 20th 2012

4266 Comments


^ yeah what's up with that, that's the one I wanted lol

ComfortablyDumb
June 20th 2012

392 Comments


I'm pretty sure they have issues with the rights for A Piece of Strange, I recall on their forums them talking about something like that for a while now.

strangerthanfission
June 20th 2012

309 Comments


gonna name .004 cents as my price

SabertoothMonocle
June 20th 2012

492 Comments


LOVE THIS

Veldin
June 20th 2012

907 Comments


I thoroughly enjoyed Oneirology and A Piece of Strange, so I might as well get Will Rap For Food, which I've been meaning to check out for awhile now.

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MichaelSnoxall
June 20th 2012

12163 Comments


Well, I always wanted to check them out and never did. May as well do it now, even though if I did I was gonna download them all for free anyway.

808muzik
June 21st 2012

916 Comments


Will Rap For Fooooood. Awesome.

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henryChinaski
June 21st 2012

2455 Comments


0.005?! Jesus...

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Gyromania
June 21st 2012

14644 Comments


"Well too bad their last album sucked dick"

Bite your tongue.

YetAnotherBrick
June 21st 2012

4315 Comments


hahaha this is rad

only heard Oneirology, but it rules hard. i want A Piece of Strange, sucks that there seems to be
problems with it

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Jellingman
June 21st 2012

356 Comments


All respect to these guys

Feels
June 21st 2012

247 Comments


group is awesome, definitely would get if I didn't have it all already!



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