Spotify says there’s absolutely no evidence that streaming lowers download sales. Then why are some of the biggest artists in the world still withholding their latest releases from Spotify and other streaming services, right now? Or, in the case of Daft Punk, giving it to iTunes first to better promote download sales?
But wait: Daft Punk’s latest album, Random Access Memories, isn’t officially out until May 21st, right? Then again, if you’re streaming it right now, on iTunes instead of Spotify, what’s the difference?
(Oh, there’s another question worth asking: why did Grooveshark have this entire album more than a week before official release, anyway?)