I've written in the past about making Spotify work for independent artists and labels. It’s difficult to do, but it’s becoming more necessary every year, as music streaming continues growing in popularity at the expense of music sales.
As more people choose to stream rather than buy, it becomes easier to ignore who actually releases the music — and thus, who profits from it. Directing that streaming revenue toward independent artists and labels becomes more important than ever.
Dave's Lounge is dedicated to promoting music from independent artists and labels. With that in mind, I've created a series of Spotify playlists full of indie artists I've played on the Dave's Lounge podcast. Stream these playlists, or add these tracks to your own playlists, and help support great indie downtempo music.
- Best of Dave's Lounge (The original playlist, with 10 years of tunes)
- The Beat Side of Downtempo
- The Lounge Side of Downtempo
- Dave's Lounge 2008 Yearbook
- Dave's Lounge 2009 Yearbook
- Dave's Lounge 2010 Yearbook
- Dave's Lounge 2011 Yearbook
- Dave's Lounge 2012 Yearbook
- Dave's Lounge 2013 Yearbook
- Dave's Lounge 2014 Yearbook
- Dave's Lounge 2015 Yearbook
- Dave's Lounge 2016 Music Selections
- Dave's Lounge 2016 Yearbook
- Dave's Lounge 2017 Music Selections
- Dave's Lounge 2017 Yearbook
To see more of my Spotify playlists, follow my profile on Spotify.
I still cannot adjust to my little place around the corner where I am always welcomed is gone. I listened to your podcast for years. I don’t know if you remember but I emailed you once about your podcast and how I was introduced to it when I was in Iraq. Your music selections always calmed and soothed me after my foot patrols. Even after I came back I still tuned in to listen every week. Dave’s Lounge was easily my favorite podcast, in fact the only podcast I tuned in to regularly. Thank you for introducing me to such artists as Nathalie Walker, Artemis, Torri Wolf and the Submotion Orchestra. Thank You for helping me find time to chill.
Thanks for listening, Adrian. If you need something new to listen to, check out my Mixcloud channel these days. I only update it after gigs, but you might find something you like in there.