Darius Rucker on ‘If I Told You,’ Spotify, Vinyl

I’m not mad at the industry, because that became the way that it is. All of us musicians wish we got paid more because the pay for it is so small. You see the CEO of Spotify taking home something like $7 billion, or some crazy number (laughs), and I’m getting .001 cent every time somebody listens to a song. But, you know, it’s just the way of the world. It’s what happened, and it’s how it is.

I think it’s crazy. Without the music, you have nothing. That’s the thing that really gets to me. Right now, you’re all making so much money, and we aren’t making any. That’s crazy. You have to explain it to some people that music is not free.

The thing is, when we started in Hootie & the Blowfish and got big, the only reason you toured was to advertise your records, because you were making so much money selling records. And now, the only reason you make a record is to advertise your tour.

Source: Digital Trends

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