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You don't have to deal with record labels for one thing.

I had a conversation once with someone who was doing a music startup for a while. He said his startup pivoted to podcasts (specifically for executives/business people) because it was easier to make money.

yep. in the time it takes for you to go through 10 songs, where spotify does a mini payout each time listen, you can listen to a podcast, where spotify not only makes $$ through ad placement thanks to anchor, they get the content for free

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