Spotify have come out on the defensive this morning after it was claimed yesterday that Lady Gaga made a measly £100 from a million plays of her smash hit Poker Face.
They told Music Ally:
“Firstly, any payment to STIM would only represent a fraction of the payments rights holders receive and only for music played in one country (in this case Sweden) as we pay not only collecting societies, but also publishers and the record company to play their music. Secondly, the figure (unrepresentative as it is) is from a short period just after our launch last year, way before we’d established ourselves as a music service and built up a large user base. Specific payments are of course confidential, but this is certainly wide of the mark”.
So it appears that £100 was a error, we will be interested to find out what the real number is – watch this space.