You've probably never heard of the band Vulfpeck
before. And before reading about this story, we hadn't either. But we're fans now!
We've talked before about how artists barely make any money off of streaming music services like Spotify, Pandora and Slacker. But the band Vulfpeck
came up with a brilliant way to beat the system and make a little extra dough. They released a completely silent album on Spotify called "Sleepify". They did the math and figured out that if their fans streamed their album all night while they slept, they'd make a bunch of money. After just a week or so, they had earned $20,000 from Spotify! But Spotify eventually caught on and shut them down, claiming that their stunt violated their terms of service.
The whole reason that the band decided to do this was to be able to offset the costs of offering their fans free admission to upcoming shows. Very cool. Great job beating the system, guys! Support Vulfpeck by clicking here