Thanks for posting the Forbes article Forrest....worth watching the Oates video as well. Have to say the whole thing leaves me nauseous.
In the heyday of the record industry most music lovers had no clue or cared little about the consuming monster machine that was the industry, perhaps a model of capitalism at its finest, sorry, most effective though Im no economist.
Have to say I want no part of it, which of course is easy to do for me as I dwell, musically speaking, in the wonderful dreamy state within a genre that most people do not know exists.
Im all for artists caught within the machine to rebel and work to their best ability to make a living and do what they love.....but maybe Ive been drifting in my cloud too long because what I read seems far more insidious than what history has presented, and with a dangerously destructive method the majors are trying to dominate music streaming.
What concerns me is the damage that can be caused when the dictator/s of the past loose power and favor but not the money, they can come back with such a detrimental force in the desire to be what they once were. With so much money earned in that past, sorry, stolen, how can they sign a surrender.
Perhaps....well perhaps nothing...I can say for sure that anyone here on this Forum and those that come to read what is said are of a perspective of forward think, passionate about, supportive of the musicians and identity of this type of music.
The talk of billions of $ involved in this, that or the other is just disgusting. The talk of a "quiet revolutions"....a quiet revolutions is one that brings maximum change with the least amount of casualties.....physical, mental and emotional.
I think Ive said enough for now