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Thom Yorke of Readiohead pulled his solo releases from Spotify in 2013, arguing that digital streaming is destroying the livelihood of artists. EPA/ Fabrice Coffrini

Art is worth less in the age of Spotify – and not just financially

Let’s be clear: from Spotify to Pandora, streamed music is killing downloads, and that’s bad for artists and music lovers. The opposition between art and commerce has been a defining feature of the history…
Platforms that allow users to ‘do things’ with content could represent a new age in music distribution.

‘Doing things’ with music: the newest arm of the industry

Even though revenues from recorded music have fallen dramatically over the past fifteen years, people across the world are not listening to less music. Actually, they listen to more recorded music than…

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