@MatejLach ...And how much of that revenue went to musicians?
(My guess: very little, because streaming pays notoriously poorly.)
Realistically, most musicians that make a living from music do so by touring, teaching, other live in-person stuff (e.g. music therapy). The "long tail" of recordings not only doesn't make most of us rich, it also doesn't make most of us *solvent*.
But I *am* a working musician, and if I thought "get signed with a record company and get good streaming coverage" was a good way to make an actual living, I would have done that by now.
It is definitely in the interests of record companies and other non-musician rights-holders, though, for people to *think* that that system works.
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