The Good, the Bad, and the Truthful | Reed Alexander

February 19, 2015 10:51 PM

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The Good, the Bad, and the Truthful | Reed Alexander

This week, Billboard has come out with a piece on a new open letter penned by a coalition of Swedish songwriters, speaking out jointly on the dangers of streaming music. They say that their "voices are seldom heard" on the topic, as the article reports, and they allege that streaming powerhouses like Spotify and Pandora don't compensate artists fairly for the right to play their music, in such a way that allows consumers to circumvent having to purchase songs and albums through traditional means, whether those are record stores or iTunes or anywhere else.

The conversation as of late has veritably exploded on the subject of music streaming, particularly as Jay Z has just recently made a move to acquire Swedish streaming company Aspiro, in a coup that would further enhance his status as a music mogul as well as a hip hop artist. In fact, should the pla...

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