Re: It's Contagious: Taylor Swift Is Withholding Her Latest Release from Spotify...
You do realize streaming is the future? The cloud model has been pushed so hard that the ball is not going to stop rolling for artists. The idea of streaming data and accessing data from the cloud is the way the entire digital entertainment industry is headed. Video games have gone from physical to download and now to being pulled off the cloud. Actual video is getting rolled out in streaming services not only from Netflix and Hulu, but now from Verizon, Comcast, and others. Music is going to go along with the others, whether artists like it or not. If it isn't Spotify, it willl be someone else. And artists will get paid similar to what they are paid now, because that is how the economics work. Consumers have spoken and made it clear they are embrassing the streaming world. Consumers are the ones who decide. They have the money.
One of the only reasons we are not streaming everything right now is because of a very important bottleneck. The slow internet connections. But that is changing and services like Google Fiber allow us to stream and access... everything.