I really love how you framed your perspectives on streaming. The fact that you get it from both sided (as a fan, and as an artist) shows through.
As you mentioned, it’s hard to fight the progress and ease that technology brings, but it doesn’t have to be at the expense of the artists themselves.
I do think that, at this point, the toothpaste is out of the tube (so to say). Artists will have to find new ways to earn money (as streaming isn’t likely to scale to the degree to make a huge, lasting impact to their overall earn potential).
With more and more fans angered by the fact that the money the spend on streaming services doesn’t go to the artists they support shows there’s major room for improvement even from the fan perspective.