Episode 90: - Streaming and You

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/Streaming Music: Is it the dream of a "universal jukebox" realized, or the final nail in the coffin of the music industry?

Spotify/Streaming Music: Is it the dream of a "universal jukebox" realized, or the final nail in the coffin of the music industry?


SHOW NOTES

Spotify Explained (Spotify FAQ)
http://www.spotifyartists.com/spotify-explained/

Taylor Swift on why she left Spotify
http://www.businessinsider.com/taylor-swift-explains-why-she-left-spotify-2014-11

Ali Sternburg on the economics of streaming
http://www.project-disco.org/competition/111014-thoughts-taylor-swift-spotify-streaming/

Steve Cooper (Musician - Spirit Animal) on streaming music
http://www.businessinsider.com/a-musician-explains-why-spotify-is-not-the-enemy-2014-11

Case Rae (Future of Music Coalition) on streaming music
https://futureofmusic.org/blog/2014/11/12/making-streaming-work-musicians

Daniel Ek’s (Spotify) statement
https://news.spotify.com/us/2014/11/11/2-billion-and-counting/

Billy Bragg’s (musician) statement on streaming
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/07/billy-bragg-spotify-artist-payouts

Aloe Blacc (Musician) on songwriters getting paid fairly by streaming services
http://www.wired.com/2014/11/aloe-blacc-pay-songwriters/

David Lowery’s  (Musician) thoughts/ rants over at The Trichordist
http://thetrichordist.com/

Steve Albini's take on the internet/the future of music
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/nov/17/steve-albinis-keynote-address-at-face-the-music-in-full

Josephe Steinhardt's (Don Giovanni Records) open letter to Albini
http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/chatter/steve-albini-the-internet-has-not-solved-the-music-industry