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Streaming brings music industry first growth in nearly 20 years

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However, that money is not making its way to the music makers pockets. The only people benefiting are google, spotify and the major labels that have made deals with those IT moguls. Anyone who thinks the new model is somehow better for music creators and less corrupt than the old model is sorely mistaken. But then most end users don't give a damn just as long as they get something for free.

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I find streaming music to be a huge hassle. Just canceled a free google-play-music subscription a few days ago to avoid the monthly costs. Used it for an hour 2 months ago, once. Also have Amazon Prime music - tried to use it but found it too hard as well. Not worth the hassle, unless you treat it like a radio station. If you do that, why not just listen to the radio?

Never used iTunes. Way to much bloat to have installed.

Oddly, have lots of music on my LAN and find it very easy to use, hear stuff I already like, enjoy many different genres. Transferred 1,000s of CDs years ago. The CDs are in a box in the attic, somewhere.

Adel isn't exactly the type of music I like. Guns-n-DC might be nice, however.

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It's a shame that Japan isn't just behind the times on this, but Japanese record labels actively fight catching up to the rest of the world.

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I use Spotify & it's truly been a revelation. I have over 5,000 songs in my iTunes library, yet omly use it very occasionally these days.

Unfortunately, it's a bit of a hassle to get if you're in Japan. It, like many others, will never come here because it's a direct threat to the Old Boys' Club & their empire. Too much fleecing to be done through CD sales & fan club tickets. Ah well, the consumer loses in the end.

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@skroknog

The only people benefiting are google, spotify and the major labels that have made deals with those IT moguls. Anyone who thinks the new model is somehow better for music creators and less corrupt than the old model is sorely mistaken. But then most end users don't give a damn just as long as they get something for free.

Whilst I agree with the issue of artists getting the raw end of the deal, Spotify has never turned a profit - and will continue to lose money for years to come. Any which way you cut it, it's adapt or die for the music industry. What has been a pay-to-own business for over 5 decades is becoming a pay-to-access business, which is much like what's happening in the TV & movie business. This is the future!

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Music artists get their money from concerts

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