Mark Mulligan asks why Netflix is profitable but not Spotify, and concludes:
The main reason for Netflix’s stronger position is that it owns so much of its content, while Spotify and co rent their content.
Music is heavily influenced by quantitative factors. That it is art does not disprove this.
A musician making a song from love alone is steeped in ideas that reached her because of quantitative forces. If her song influences other musicians, it is only possible with the…