Spotify, Apple Music and the like aren't working for indy artists.
SoundCloud has been saved by its biggest injection of cash yet.
While Pandora continues to lead in the US in streaming music all the signs from investors, user momentum and tech talent indicate Spotify is on the verge of seizing the crown.
Does musical taste even matter anymore? Or does a data-driven feedback loop – where what you enjoy in the past shapes what you hear today – influence what you'll like in the future?
Whenever you listen to a streamed song, like it but don't buy it and instead stream it again, you are casting a vote for the future nonexistence of professional musicians.
By offering single platforms exclusive rights for their new albums, some musicians are streaming against the tide.
What happened after artists such as Michael Jackson, J.D. Salinger and Franz Kafka died suggests it'll be hard to keep Prince's unpublished work out of the public eye, regardless of his wishes.
Gifted musician, peerless showman – and fierce protector of his copyrighted work. Prince fought battles that changed the direction of the music industry and are helping the next generation of artists.