Is a Spotify Free user really worth $1.50 per month? Or more, or less…

An ongoing controversy in the land of music licensing relates to the role and value of free music within the complicated financial plumbing of the music industry. Importantly, music is almost always worth something, if not at times a great amount. As a result, free music—like free beer—is rarely, truly worthless.

For example, a simple guesstimate—using recently revealed numbers from Spotify—suggests that Spotify Free users may be worth, on average, $1.50 of revenue each month ($18/year).

Read on at Rockonomic.com

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