Music Streaming Services – Saving or Killing Music?


With players like Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody and now Apple Music, we decided it’s time to take a look at the impact of music streaming services.

Are they good for the consumer? Are they good for the artists? Is it a viable business model? And most importantly, is Taylor Swift right?

Hear insights, stories and topics with a unique and funny look from two people with nearly 32 years combined in the entertainment industry!

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1 comment

  1. Scott Casey

    Hey guys,
    I really enjoyed the show on music streaming. Brilliant topic. I’m definitely partial to Spotify. For ease of use, finding old and new music, creating playlists or accessing other playlists, I find it superior to the others. I can’t tell you how saddened I was when my 3 month free trial ended. This leads me to my next point. Although record labels are still public enemy number one; consumers are catching up. Kids that grew up on illegal downloads don’t think they should have to pay for their music. Back in the day, I spent $20-$30 dollars a month on music and got far less than what Spotify provides. Record labels will remain relevent for now because they are still important for commercial radio air play which is still the driving force for purchased music and concerts, a far more significant revenue source than in years past. Now, independent musicians are griping about how the artists’ 30% share is distributed, big pool vs. subscriber share. They think the big pool method hurts them and rewards the top artists too much. They are pushing their Silent September campaign to get more streams for independents by having users stream those artists silently when not listening to music. Since Spotify is not making a profit yet, I think the key is to increase premium users. Growing the pie will be much more important than the method to split it up. The future will tell.

    Take Care, Scott

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