|CunninLynguists Fight Spotify|
2012-06-20 by larrytheslug | 47 Replies | 3484 Views
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"
Never listened to these guys and they seem to be good so...
was just listening to them today.
Easily my favorite hiphop group ever.
Haha weed money
yeah one of the best hip hop groups
Cool, I'll definitely download their stuff.
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But I already have all their stuff!
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Can't believe Spotify's getting away with $0.005 per stream. That's ridiculous.
Giving away your music for free? That'll teach 'em.
i guess it's time to check these dudes out then.
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They aren't fighting Spotify... their music is still part of the site. This was just a witty statement and some unexpected charity.
"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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"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"
perfect opportunity to check out these guys I've been meaning to for a while
that guy sounds cool as fuck. I've only heard Oneirology -which rules- so may check the rest of their stuff
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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hmmmmm, no A Piece of Strange...
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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Well too bad their last album sucked dick
right, would they be less pissed about how much they make from Spotify if he was only worth $100 million?
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more power to them
FIGHT THE POWER!
haha kno is good shit, he posts here from time to time
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usually he posts when a writer/ poster is dissing his stuff lol
When I saw the word "discography" I honestly thought it was a physical CD discography. Got excited for nothing...
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"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.
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.
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.
I actually love him
But I already have all their stuff! 
Props to these guys, but I will still use Spotify so I can shove black metal down my friends' timeline.
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"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!!!
it's not letting me get piece of strange. WTF?
just got oneirology. it rules
Hey, let's piss them off and pay .005 cents per song!
kudos to them, will be buying if they're good.
Mad respect for this. I'll download something.
Um, except A Piece of Strange is one thing there isn't a download for.
^ yeah what's up with that, that's the one I wanted lol
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.
gonna name .004 cents as my price
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.
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.
Will Rap For Fooooood. Awesome.
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"Well too bad their last album sucked dick"
Bite your tongue.
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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All respect to these guys
group is awesome, definitely would get if I didn't have it all already!
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