David Crosby Complains About The Money He Earns From Music And Clears The Air About His Luxury Car
The founding member of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby shared a post on his official Twitter page responding to a fan who had a question about his campaign against Spotify, and apparently, Crosby stands against one of the most famous music platforms for the young musicians rather than himself while revealing his luxury car is actually a gift.
There’s no doubt that all music enthusiastic use one or two music streaming platforms in order to obtain their favorite artist’s work whether it’s Spotify, Apple Music, or Tidal rather than buying the actual music, most people prefer to pay those platforms which cost way cheaper for fans. However, most musicians and bands keep starting campaigns in order to have equal pays through these music streaming services, claiming that the amount doesn’t do justice to the actual artists.
As some of you might recall, David Crosby shared a post on his official Twitter account a few days ago making a bold statement about Spotify, stating that it damages the music industry by paying a low amount of money to the musicians despite tripling its value during the coronavirus pandemic.
Here is what Crosby said:
“NEW: Spotify is killing the music industry. Spotify’s value tripled during the pandemic, but you have to stream a song 786 times for a band to buy a cup of coffee. Support UMAW‘s demand that Spotify pays musicians one cent/stream.”
After seeing the claim of David Crosby, a fan was curious to know why he still has an agreement with Spotify if he’s against the terms of the contract. In order to clarify his purpose in supporting the campaign, the legendary musician shared a tweet stating that the musicians need the money, especially the young ones rather than himself.
Here is what David Crosby said:
“We need the money… Or I did till I sold my publishing… It’s not me who’s being harmed the worst… It’s talented young people who can’t make anything off plays.”
While it’s always been a matter of discussion whether musicians should be the people who concern when it comes to making money mostly because of the image of them being wealthy, a fan shared a post on Twitter, throwing a shady comment on David Crosby’s statement of needing money via stressing the fact that he owns a Tesla.
It may seem like the fan pointed a reasonable aspect of the discussion, David Crosby shared another post on his official Twitter page, revealing that his expensive car was actually a gift which makes it irrelevant when it comes to his support for equal pay for the young musicians.
Here is what the fan tweeted:
“Go buy another Tesla.”
Here is how Crosby responded:
“I didn’t buy it. It was given to me.“
You can see the Twitter posts below.
We need the money …or I did till I sold my publishing ….it’s not me who’s being harmed the worst …it’s talented young people who can’t make anything off plays https://t.co/DWLm5MqBAa
— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) May 14, 2021
I didn’t buy it ….it was given to me https://t.co/qzazA11DwO
— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) May 15, 2021