During the Q&A section, I asked about how the transition to streaming music for free has affected the artists ability to pay their bills and forcing a heavy reliance on touring and merchandise sales. While it has created more independent artists than ever before, I wanted to know if this is a sustainable business model. The general consensus with the group is that we just don’t know. We are in an unknown territory with the music industry. There is no true and set way to succeed. One thing that is true is that this model has made people want to know more about the music they are listening to.
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