Beyonce’s Not Complaining..
Are musicians being “robbed” of royalties as services like Spotify take center stage? Or do they merely have to work harder, like artists did long ago? We’ve evolved from playing live, automated “piano rolls”, vinyls, cassettes, CDs, digital downloads, to streaming. Amazing how things come around full-circle:
With the recording industry’s 50-year gold rush looking more and more like an isolated incident, [musicians] may have to go back to doing what they did before player pianos — play.
Joshua O’Connor, Timeline App
Looks like musicians’ll need more than a studio voice. Channel their inner Beyoncé: Grit. Physical Performance. Passion.