In a recent series of articles released by a variety of publications, Spotify was accused of burying search results of artists who made exclusivity deals with streaming platforms such as Apple Music. Spotify responded saying they're doing no such thing, but came out saying streaming platforms doing exclusives were bad for artists, fans, and the industry. This is my take.
Taylor Swift rejects Apple's new streaming service in open letter:
While I agree with Taylor's assessment of these new streaming services, and I'm happy her comments made Apple change their plans to not pay artists, streaming music for free is obviously something audiences want.
The price has been set. The big names have been established. And the labels are pulling all the strings. We're watching million and billion-dollar companies compete to sell us sunlight at this point.