No, Linying is not establishing her own streaming service. Her music's still up on Spotify and Apple Music, and there's no confirmed vinyl release of Paris 12... yet.
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In an astonishing move that would shake the foundations of the regional music scene, 22-year-old singer-songwriter Linying has unveiled her new music streaming service of her own, entitled Linstening.
“Honestly, this has been my one true goal all along,” says the singer-songwriter who recently wrapped her tour in the US, one that included an SXSW showcase and a couple of shows in New York and Los Angeles.
“This was really all just a cover for my business plans. In terms of growing as an artist, I realized that, at first, I had to be one in order to fully understand what I could do in terms of conceiving a shrewd business plan that would only work for me."
When asked how her service will be able to cope with licensing fees and artist payments, she said, “We’re gonna build a big beautiful low paywall, and we’re gonna make them pay for it.”
Plans start as low as $5 a month with the $15 plan for a questionable all new service called “3D-Listening.” If you sign up right now, she’s even willing to throw in a vinyl copy of Paris 12.
With the launch of Linstening, all distribution rights to other streaming services have been effectively revoked.
A spokesperson for Spotify has declined to comment, with the streaming behemoth only posting a notice on the now defunct artist page reading: “Linying’s entire discography is not currently available on Spotify and probably forever. We’re not even bothering on working on it and honestly, we couldn’t give a conceivable shit anymore.”