Re: My Song Was Played 3.1 Million Times on Pandora. My Check Was $39...
I heard the song, valued it, bought it. The act of discovery is what it's all about, whether enabled by technology, social contact, etc. Content business models shift. I would probably not purchased the track I did without Pandora, and I didn't even hear it on Pandora, but heard about it by following the Digital Music News and this conversation.
Sometimes sales occur where / when they're not expected and a new model emerges.