Megacorp: b-but you can listen for "free" so really, we're providing *30 second ad pops up* a valuable *1 min cereal ad* service *2 minute unskipable political ad*
Me, living that pirate life: So can I, but without the ads and none of you get my data, it's mine.
Megacorp: NNNN*ad*NNOO*ad*OOO*ad*Oo, you can't just subvert the dominant model, how will we pay the record label? How will you know what to listen to next?! Won't someone please think of the poor, starving billionaires?!?!
Me: haha freely aquired music go brrr
@NickKnack once you look at how record labels have been gouging any successful artist or even any artist in general for most their money just for the privilege of redistribution, and you take that in account with spotify's practice of paying artists pennies per a thousand plays, you really learn neither is a musucian's friend
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