For the music industry, it has been a slow and bloody descent. Gone are the days of record-breaking sales and platinum awards for all but a few artists as new formats and listening habits take over.
Music, like all media, has always been at the mercy of technology. And as our recordings got better, storage got cheaper, and those songs you love went from something you buy off a shelf to something that’s pumped directly into your device of choice, it became…truly ubiquitous. Something special and unique, but somehow utterly expected. Like water flowing from a tap.
- "Spotify – For Music" – YouTube
- "For Taylor Swift, The Future Of Music Is A Love Story" – The Wall Street Journal
- "Differentiation And Value Capture In The Internet Age" – Stratechery
- "Taylor Swift's YouTube Views Doubled Following Spotify Pullout" – The Huffington Post
- "Spotify Removes Silent Album That Earned Indie Band $20,000" – The Verge
- "Vinyl Isn't The Future Of Music. This Chart Proves It." – Vox
- "These Were Spotify’s Most-Streamed Songs This Year" – TIME