Blue Music Group is keen to pay its artists fairly, we have one of the highest royalty rates in the industry," he continued. We rely on people buying our downloads from Apple iTunes, Amazon or Bandcamp. These vendors, especially Bandcamp, gives a straight-forward deal on downloads, and they understand musicians need to get paid."
One Blue Music Track Had 1 Million Spotify Streams
The indie label had been with Spotify since 2008. During the six years that followed, Blue Music Group has had some success with its 2006 release Swedish Traditional Songs by vocalist Johanna Grüssner which hit 1 million Spotify streams. Although we've been fairly successful with some albums, it's a question of fair play for all artists," Pohjola explained. Most artists suffer from Spotify eating up their download sales. Maybe in the future, when the deal is fair toward artists and producers, we can consider Spotify and other streaming services again."