You’re confusing customers paying for the product (song, story, etc) with customers paying the…
Sam Ursu

You are wrong if you think that slice of the pie taken by the the music distribution food chain is/was anything close to the income that has disappeared into thin air due to the streaming ecosystem. The software geniuses just arrived at a price point that they thought was palatable to end users, and threw the crumbs at the artists after they took their own share. The artists did not have a seat at the table when the formula was written.

And payola, oh yeah, like that has gone away? It just wears a different mask.

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