Band Makes Silent Album – Makes $20,000 in Spotify Royalties
A band from Ann Arbor Michigan had the awesome idea for making some cash! Vulfpeck uploaded their new album 'Sleepify' to Spotify and made $20,000 in royalties! The catch? The album is totally silent!
The scam was designed to fund a tour of free shows. Vulfpeck asked their fans to stream the album while they sleep. Even though Spotify's royalty rate is $.005, with fans listening to the album all night, they plays added up!
The album has since been removed because it violated Spotify's terms of service.
Spokesman James Graham told Billboard:
'it was a cleaver stunt, but we prefer Volfpeck's earlier albums.'