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LISTEN: Strange Music CEO Travis O’Guin Questions Spotify’s Business Model On DASH Radio [Audio]

Published: December 31, 2014 in Strange Music by

Travis O'Guin Mid-Morning Grind Interview

“If it don’t make dollars, then it don’t make sense,” as DJ Quik so eloquently put it in 1995. Fast-forward about 20 years later and you still find his words to ring true to people like Strange Music CEO Travis O’Guin, who can’t figure out why a streaming service like Spotify won’t properly pay the artists whose music they use to fuel their product.

In this Mid-Morning Grind interview with Travis O’Guin, we tackled the issue of Spotify and why it does or doesn’t make sense. Travis, one of the most vocal opponents of Spotify, laid out his objections to the service and lays out what they need to do for it to make sense for everyone.

It’s one of the most scathing critiques of the popular streaming service you’re ever likely to hear, and it’s only on Independent Grind Radio.

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  • How do you feel about streaming services?
  • What do you think of what Trav had to say?

Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

  • Ian Looije

    Interesting point of view. I’ve always liked Spotify but this got me thinking. It seems like transparancy can create a sustainable future for Spotify as well as a chance in culture at the investors.

    Then again, I’ve always thought a chance in culture in (any) business is due. It’s always been my thought that money can never be the goal of a business, it’s always a tool. My personal (doesn’t really apply to business) thought is that money is useless as long as you have enough.

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