Re: David Byrne: 'The internet will suck all creative content out of the world'
The other aspect that plays into this is supply and demand.
There is a bigger supply of music than there is a demand for it.
There is a bigger supply of music than there is time in the day to listen to it all.
Which drives down market price.
Which along with, as Byrne noted, there are a lot of bands/artists who have no problem with the current system of the youtubes and spotify's, etc.
So as much as I might think the current system is flawed, as there is no consensus among musicians themselves.
As as long as there are young bands who will do anything to get noticed, it will feed the current thought process of cheap music on the net.
Youtube is now 7 years old. Which means the average young adult starting a garage band right now doesn't much recall life before free music on the net.