In a way that supports artists.
I cancelled my Deezer subscription a long while back. With the intention of going back to indie music discovery and support.
Discover: radio, streaming radio. Support: bandcamp.
Over the last 7 years, Spotify has earned me 4.3% of what Bandcamp has. Over the last 3 months it's 1.6%. Getting playlisted by the Spotify lords and heard by 50,000 people is worth as much as ~20 people deciding to pay a fiver for a release on Bandcamp.
1 Streaming radio
1.1 BBC 6 Music
listener-supported, commercial-free, underground/alternative radio broadcasting to the world
I subscribe to soma.fm and mainly listen to the cliq hop, DEF CON, and Drone Zone channels.
Question: does this support the artists? Does soma pay it forwards - maybe there's some licensing fee?