It’s the wicked little secret “the industry” doesn’t want to talk about!

We can now say with certainty that the predictions were correct, and streaming has won the battle for music listening. Sadly, what comes with that accomplishment is the further marginalization of indie musicians and the validation of the abysmal business model upon which it is built.

Older Listeners Migrating to Streaming

It wasn’t too long ago, when CDs and MP3 downloads were still a real source of revenue for indie musicians, and that the older demographic could be counted on for purchases in either format. No more. Billboard…






Ben Williams

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