MMT Featured Artist Zoë Keating updated her Spotify spreadsheet with some deep thoughts today, and not much has changed since we checked in around a year ago. Despite reports about big increases in Spotify payouts, the average per stream appears stuck at a fraction of a penny. Spotify Accounting: October 2001 - March 2012 Below [...]
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An interview with Jonathan Matis On Saturday, April 14, 2012 Zoe Keating, Noveller, and the Low End String Quartet (LESQ) came together at the CenterStage in Reston, Virginia for an evening of new music. LESQ started the night with compositions from founder Jonathan Matis, and closed their set with premieres of new works commissioned from [...]
An Alt-Classical Artist for the 21st Century We first featured Zoë Keating as a Free Friday pick in 2010. Last year she received more mentions in MMT than any other artist -- largely due to a guest post she wrote for us: "Zoe Keating on Spotify, Apple and Independents (and lettuce)." In addition to being [...]
Zoe Keating is an avant cellist whose work has been previously featured on MMT. At yesterday's F8 Conference, Spotify Founder & CEO Daniel Ek said that he wanted to "develop a system that fairly compensates artists". Given the recent controversy over artist payments from Spotify, I thought "artists" was an interesting choice of words. I [...]
Just heard from the folks at Bloom, and wanted to share a video they are featuring for the Planetary app we wrote about yesterday. The demo uses a cut from MMT featured artist Zoe Keating. Enjoy! Planetary (voiceover) from Bloom Studio, Inc. on Vimeo.
Intel produced a short film on Zoe Keating, where she describes building a world with music. Well, maybe describes isn't the right word, because as she says: "You can't actually describe it with words because...that's why it's music." Anyway, here's what she has to say about it: A couple of weeks before I left to [...]
One Cello, a MacBook Pro, Ableton Live, and SooperLooper: that's what it takes to reach the #1 Spot on iTunes Classical and Electronic charts. That and Zoe Keating to compose and perform the music. Zoe has taken the concepts she learned as an Information Architect and applied them to music; creating modular pieces that sequence, [...]
The year of Apple, artists, and unanswered questions As we reflect on 2011 through the lens of MMT statistics, it's not surprising to see that Apple dominated the year from multiple angles. Apple's iCloud service was the subject of this year's most popular post, and 6 of the top 11 stories had ties to Apple [...]
Spotify may be aiming to win the hearts and minds of app developers, but they still have some work to do when it comes to musicians. We reported the early results of our Spotify survey here, and can now announce that the final results are...well, pretty much the same. Once again: When asked how they [...]