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On this day 14 June 2013 Pink Floyd made the move to Spotify with 'Wish You Were Here'. The plan was that as soon as one million streams had been achieved, the whole Pink Floyd catalogue would be made available.

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twcc wrote:
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On this day 14 June 2013 Pink Floyd made the move to Spotify with 'Wish You Were Here'. The plan was that as soon as one million streams had been achieved, the whole Pink Floyd catalogue would be made available.
Do you know what the reasoning was behind the one million streams?

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Annoying Twit wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:04 am

Do you know what the reasoning was behind the one million streams?
'Rather than just dumping the band’s catalog on the service and making a ruckus about it, the streaming music company is raising awareness of Pink Floyd’s arrival with a cute and clever viral campaign: The discography won’t be unlocked until the remastered version of the “Wish You Were Here” single (get it?) is streamed one million times.

https://www.techhive.com/article/204210 ... or-it.html

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space triangle wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:36 am
Annoying Twit wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:04 am

Do you know what the reasoning was behind the one million streams?
'Rather than just dumping the band’s catalog on the service and making a ruckus about it, the streaming music company is raising awareness of Pink Floyd’s arrival with a cute and clever viral campaign: The discography won’t be unlocked until the remastered version of the “Wish You Were Here” single (get it?) is streamed one million times.

https://www.techhive.com/article/204210 ... or-it.html
Thanks. The article doesn't mention why they decided on that campaign. I suppose that campaign would encourage PF fans to play the song a lot, and that might get it to the top of the Spotify charts. Which might raise awareness among people who don't listen to PF and maybe get some new fans.

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On this day 17th June 1981 PF played the last of a run of the Wall shows at Earls Court. It would be the last time Rog played live as a member of the band. I was at that show and the one on the previous evening and to save us driving up and back on consecutive evenings 3 of us slept in the car overnight close to Battersea power station

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On this day 17 June 2013 the entire Pink Floyd back catalogue was made available on Spotify after fans streamed 'Wish You Were Here' more than one million times in just four days.

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On this day 17 June 2013 the entire Pink Floyd back catalogue was made available on Spotify after fans streamed 'Wish You Were Here' more than one million times in just four days.
And later that month, Pink Floyd were paid £2.87 in royalties for those one million streams :(

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On this day 17 June 1972 the greatest stop-gap album of all time Obscured By Clouds was released in the US, where it reached No. 42 in the charts.


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Not directly Pink Floyd, but on this day 18 June 2020 (today) Dame Vera Lynn passed away at 103 years old ... RIP.

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On this day, 28 June 1967, Pink Floyd played the legendary Dance Hall on Eel Pie Island in The Thames

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On this day, 29 June 1968, the album 'A Saucerful of Secrets' was released.
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On this day 30 June 1990 Pink Floyd played at Knebworth Festival, U.K. A quite famous show.



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On this day 30 June 1990 Pink Floyd played at Knebworth Festival, U.K. A quite famous show.
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i have just finished watching the Knebworth set excellent performance the hidden gem in the later years boxset