Spotify pays artists 'insulting pittance', says Foals frontman

Tom Pakinkis

Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis is the latest artist to lash out at the amount of money returned to artists from Spotify and other streaming services, calling revenues “insulting”.

“I’d rather somebody stole the record on vinyl than bought it or streamed it on Spotify,” Philippakis told Channel 4. “I think you should listen to music on vinyl and I think basically anything is better than [Spotify]”.

The frontman likened Spotify to leaving “coppers as a tip” in a restaurant ...

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