Streaming exclusives and multiple services bashing each other for exclusive content are hindering the development of a platform that promises to revive the faded fortunes of the music industry. It's a battle for survival with Apple and Google front-runners with the deepest pockets, but these tech corps aren't necessarily the best in show when it comes to creating kinship with record companies, music publishers, artists and songwriters. Paul Resnikoff punches out some tough love on the subject in today's Digital Music News.
The typical music fan pays for one music streaming service, if at all. But for an industry that constantly complains about free-loading fans, it’s also great at punishing those who pay.
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