So TechCrunch posted that Kobalt, a company who collects digital music publishing revenue for artists has announced that Spotify revenue has overtaken iTunes revenue by 13% in Europe. That’s interesting, not surprising given the trends but is missing answers to a few key questions:
- What are the overall revenues – does this represent an overall drop in incomes with iTunes revenue dropping quicker than Spotify revenue grows, or are artists incomes holding steady?
- How does the buy vs stream ratio look across the spectrum of music popularity? Pop vs long tail?
TC of course failed to link to Kobalt’s blog post. Here it is. It doesn’t contain much more content.