Children Of Bodom Keyboardist Says Spotify Is “Shit”, Second “I Worship Chaos” Video Posted


Children Of Bodom keyboardist Janne Wirman isn’t a fan of streaming music service Spotify, or streaming music services in general for that matter. Wirman takes issue with the payments artists receive for streams on the service (it’s estimated that a signed artist gets $0.0011 per stream.) In an interview with Sticks For Stones, Wirman was asked if he saw any revenue from streaming services such as Spotify, to which he replied:

“No, no, no. There’s no money at all in Spotify. No. It’s shit.”

He continued:

“If it was up for me, personally, I would not put it up on Spotify. Personally, I don’t even use Spotify, I don’t have an account. I just dislike it just due to the fact that I know that the artists are not getting nothing out of it.”

When asked if he still indulges in physical albums, he said:

“Yeah, actually, that’s a bit of a problem for me too. ‘Cause, you know, I don’t use Spotify, I don’t use streaming services. At some point, I used to buy a lot of stuff off iTunes, but now I kind of dislike the new iTunes too. So, it’s, like, I don’t have a lot of ways to get music anymore nowadays. And then what I really, really wanna get, I need to get it as a CD. But then your house is full of CDs and, you know, it’s just… whatever. And record stores do not exist anymore, so then if you really want a CD of something, you need to order it or something. I don’t know… It’s just… It’s sad. The whole state of music business is kind of weird right now… You know, a huge part of our income is now totally gone. Album sales just don’t exist anymore. It’s a really, really fucked up situation, I think.”

Children Of Bodom will release their new album “I Worship Chaos” on October 02nd and have just shared the following second track-by-track video for it: