Resonate is a streaming music service cooperative owned by the people that use it – musicians, indie labels, fans + developers. Stream it until you own it.

Resonate is a really cool co-op and they could really use some volunteers & users.

I’ve been looking for a more ethical music streaming service since I discovered Spotify and other streaming platforms are terrible for small artists. Only the top 3% of artists make $1000/yr and only the top 1% make more than $5000/yr. You’d have to be in the top 0.2% to actually earn a living of $50,000/yr on Spotify.

Resonate is the only platform I’ve found that’s doing something radically different. They have a stream to own model in which listeners pay artists directly about 1/4 of one cent for their first stream then the price increases exponentially with each stream until the 9th stream at which point the listener has paid ~$1.50usd. At that point the user can download the song for offline listening and never has to pay to stream that song again.

Perhaps the coolest part is they are a co-op, 45% of governance weight is reserved for artist shares, 35% for listener shares, and only 20% for staff.

Resonate is a small project that could use all the help it can get. If anyone knows of any other cool music platforms, I’d love to know about them, too!

@seahorse
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Here is the link for the source code: https://github.com/resonatecoop

Not to rain on anyone’s parade here, but doesn’t it make more sense to just purchase the music from the artist at the get-go? Just buy the song or the album and listen to it as much as you like. Maybe I’m just ‘the old guy in the room’ but I’ve honestly never understood the logic behind streaming music services. It’s like radio, only you pay per listen. I’d rather just own my music outright (while making sure the artists are compensated fairly for their art).

@snoopa
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I think Resonate combines the best of both worlds: easy and ethical exploration of new music + owning songs you listen frequently. It might be more challenging to explore new music if you need to buy every song beforehand.

@oshitwaddup
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Buying a song or album without knowing if you’ll like it is a big risk, and it’s tough to find music listening to radio especially since an algorithm can give you way better, more niche/personalized suggestions without ads. And streaming allows you to have a huge library of all the unique songs you’ve found without having to pay 1000s of dollars, hours of time finding and buying all the albums you want, and then finding a way to store them all

Reposting this comment cause i though my comment got posted twice but i think it was just a glitch on my lemmy client

Every online music store I’ve ever used has allowed me to listen to at least a 30 second clip of the song I’m interested in before I buy it. There’s no risk there. I dunno, I’m still not convinced. But anyway, don’t mean to hijack the thread or anything. Carry on, citizens! :)

@youngbrett
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Not only that, but the best online store to buy music from (Bandcamp) generally will let you listen to entire songs, if not the entire album before purchasing.

I friggin’ LOVE Bandcamp…

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I own… a lot of music on bandcamp haha:

I stopped paying for streaming services a looong while back and now I just buy things on bandcamp (or elsewhere if unavailable on bandcamp) and put it all on my plex server.

Heck yeah, dude. I just discovered them about a year ago and I’ve been finding so many new artists that I absolutely love. I have nowhere near the amount you do, but I’m definitely happy with what I have and the service itself. :)

@oshitwaddup
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Very true, i guess for me a lot of my favorite songs i diin’t even like that much the first time i heard them. There’s a big difference for me between listening to a song to see if i’d buy it and just listening to a song while chilling or driving or working or whatever. I wish i was different though, i’d much rather be able to comfortably use bandcamp or resonate or something than spotify

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I was browsing through the forum at community.resonate.is, it looks like they are focusing all their attention on the webapp right now. If you have experience developing for android I’m sure they’d love to work with you. I doubt they would turn you away if you’re interested in developing an android app.

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