And the argument that "The relative lack of money for musicians makes for less good music." is totally fucking dumb because people don't go to music schools and spend countless hours in rehearsal rooms to record mediocre music. If they do they shouldn't claim remuneration for their work because they are hacks. If they don't, they just have to push at it. If Spotify is so evil and horrible why does EVERYBODY put their music there? Because it's a popular platform and everybody wants to get some by following the herd.
If someone can't make a living from music alone, he/she is not going to be spending the same amount of time on it as someone who could. Ipso facto the music that is created by these musicians will be inferior for the most part.
My posts are intended to make people aware of the FACTS as they pertain to the monetization, consumption, and distribution of profits from music. You obviously have a problem with that for some reason. Everyone should just accept things as they are? David Bowie wrote pop tunes in his car/taxi therefore unless someone is willing to do that, they have no right to expect anything. Forget about the fact that if David Bowie were starting out today, he wouldn't stand a chance in hell.
As for Spotify, they have a huge market share and that is why musicians place their music there, but don't forget that musicians place their music on ANY service that will potentially result in more ears hearing it, whether it pays or not. Spotify was created by people who have a history of illegal activity as it pertains to distribution of pirated music. They are still claiming that the company is in the red, as are the other streaming services.
I still believe that things can and will change. If you don't, that's fine, but please stop trying to defend or justify behavior that is not only unethical, but harms musicians.
electrizer wrote:Your privately-owned national bank does it daily, and the result is just that.
Have you seen the value of the U.S. dollar lately? The value of any currency, whether a commodity or a fiat currency, is only relative to what people think