Two weeks ago pop/country superstar Taylor Swift very publicly pulled her entire catalog from streaming music Spotify, and teh internets…well…it asploded. Some artists (like Swift) feel that they’re being “robbed” by this new format; some feel that streaming is not just the future, it’s the savior, of the music industry. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Who’s getting paid? How much are they getting paid? Where does the consumer fit into all of this?
Tune in as guests Ali Sternburg (Policy Council, CCIA) and Marcus Dowling stop by the basement and go full “wonk” on the truth, lies, and harsh realities of this technology that impacts musicians and music fans alike. It’s an impassioned discussion about a topic that’s near-and-dear to our hearts on Episode 90 of ChunkyGlasses: The Podcast.
Spotify Explained (Spotify FAQ)
Taylor Swift on why she left Spotify
Ali Sternburg on the economics of streaming
Steve Cooper (Musician - Spirit Animal) on streaming music
Case Rae (Future of Music Coalition) on streaming music
Daniel Ek’s (Spotify) statement
Billy Bragg’s (musician) statement on streaming
Aloe Blacc (Musician) on songwriters getting paid fairly by streaming services
David Lowery’s (Musician) thoughts/ rants over at The Trichordist
Steve Albini's take on the internet/the future of music
Josephe Steinhardt's (Don Giovanni Records) open letter to Albini