I love your perspective on the cost vs. value of streaming, when compared to other social spending habits. The disconnect between the overwhelming cost benefits of streaming (getting millions of songs for the price of 10, monthly) and the lack of that revenue going back to the artists that created it, is a huge chasm to breach.
Music has always, in some forms, been free (radio for example), but there’s been a structure around the business that found a way to support the creatures of that art. Streaming is more fan focused, and leaves the creatives largely out of the conversation. That disconnect is a challenge for artists to overcome.