This 30-second protest song is also a shot at Spotify

British indie band The Pocket Gods have established a career of releasing songs that are a little more than 30 seconds long. Why? Because Spotify and the other streaming music service pay out after a song is played for 30 seconds. No further money is coming, so why write and record anything longer?

The Pocket Gods’ latest, er, opus is a 39-second track complaining about Spotify’s low payouts. I think it speaks for itself.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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