Megadeth’s iconic bass guitarist David Ellefson spoke in a recent interview with theFIVE10 and revealed his thoughts about both Spotify and Apple Music and which one he is using right now.
In the conversation, David mentioned that Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, understands the business and knows people around Hollywood. Because of that, Jobs knows the music business and how to manage it, according to David Ellefson.
Ellefson also stated that he is using Apple Music for a long time and explained why he doesn’t want to use Spotify. He revealed that Spotify is actually paying so much less to the legendary bassist and that’s why he is using Apple Music.
Here is what David Ellefson said:
“Thank God for our pal Steve Jobs who, in my opinion, saved the music business. Even though it was self-serving ’cause he wanted to sell iPods — ‘Hey, I’ve got a device. How do I get the music on there?’
But Steve, to his credit, in his time away from Apple, he had made friends with Geffen and Katzenberg and all these guys down in Hollywood, and he understood Hollywood. He understood the film business, the music business, so with him being a computer guy, he rallied it together.”
I still buy everything on iTunes. I subscribe to Apple radio. I don’t subscribe to Spotify. I don’t give them my money, since they don’t give me very much of my money. But Apple pays well, so thank you, Apple. And I buy all their products, and I own their stock. So I’m an Apple guy, through and through.”
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