Title

Music streaming: friend or foe to the independent musician?

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Disc Makers Blog

ISSN

2572-6803

Publication Date

12-23-2014

Abstract

Based on these facts, it would seem unwise for most artists – independent or otherwise – to follow Swift’s lead and dismiss offering some or all of their music in an intelligent and well-thought out way through select streaming services. Studies show worldwide paid subscribers on the leading streaming services and the growth in streaming earnings are up. Clearly, streaming has become a substantial part of the revenue pie and appears poised to continue steady growth.