Children of Bodom has a new album on the way, so in a recent interview with keyboardist Janne Wirman, the subject of streaming services came up, and Wirman is not a fan. “There’s no money at all in Spotify,” said Wirman, “None. It’s shit.”
Continued Wirman to Sticks for Stones:
“Personally, if it was up for me I would not put it up on Spotify. Personally I don’t even use Spotify, I don’t have an account. I just like it due to the fact that the artists are getting nothing out of it.”
“I don’t use Spotify, I don’t use streaming services. At some point I used to buy a lot of stuff of iTunes, but I kind of dislike the new Itunes too. So, it’s like, I don’t have a lot of ways to get music nowadays. What I really, really want to get, I have to get it on a CD. But then your house is full of CD’s and you know whatever. And record stores do not exist anymore, so then if you do really want a CD of something you have to order it or something. Yeah, I don’t know, it’s just sad that the whole state of music business is kind of weird right now.”
Children of Bodom’s last album, 2013’s Halo of Blood sold 8,400 copies in its first week of release, down from the 10,680 copies that Relentless, Reckless Forever sold first week in 2011. Their latest album, I Worship Chaos comes out October 2nd on Nuclear Blast Records.