Why? Why would you want to make your voice heard?
Well, it is more than obvious that streaming isn't going to disappear any time soon.
And for many, streaming is a very convenient, useful way of hearing the music you want.
But did you realise that if you subscribe, almost all of your money is not going to the artists you stream?
The model Spotify uses pools all subscription and advertising revenue. Then Spotify gets 30%. The remaining 70% is divided among rights holders (publishers, labels and artists) according to the number of streams.
Which means that if you, as a subscriber, only listen to one album once during a month of subscription, the lion's share of that money will go to artists you never listen to, not the artist you did.
Therefore, I would like everyone, including non-subscribers to Spotify services, to use Spotify on December 1st, for as much of the day as possible, and from then onwards as often as you can for the rest of the month. Listen to your favourite artists.
However, I would like everyone to listen to one track in particular as a rallying cry:
"Sharing" by Bugge Wesseltoft's New Conception of Jazz
Spotify URI: spotify:track:1bunCXOsi5dDJnXHo116XU
Html Link: http://open.spotify.com/track/1bunCXOsi5dDJnXHo116XU
a. It's got the sentiment right. It's POSITIVE.
b. We are looking for a better way of sharing royalties generated by streaming among artists
c. It's a great track! :D
Take to your social media, and share the track, share the #occupyspotify image, share the text above including the hashtag: #occupyspotify
And if you're feeling daring, include @eldsjal on Twitter.