Nobody Wants to Talk about it: The Death of Artists

Streaming and Music — The Consequences

Streaming and Music — The Consequences

The Impact of Music — on Musicians

The Impact of Streaming

“While streaming continues to evolve at a breakneck pace, the system through which artists are paid for the music being listened to hasn’t evolved in tandem — meaning that, as dissenters note, many artists are still paid little, after services and labels take their respective cuts.”

A Short Chart Life

“The end result is that digital songs are significantly more likely to fall off the chart in the first week compared to CD songs, but the effect moderates over time as the digital songs are scrutinized and only the good songs remain.”

The Decline of The Rising Career

“rights-holders are paid according to market share; how their streams stack up against the most popular songs in a given time period. The people who hold the rights to the most listened-to tracks, then, stand to make the most.”

Striving To Succeed

The Impact of Performance Pressure

Behind the Scenes — the Artist Suffers

The Death of an Artist

Works Cited

Milan Kordestani is a 21-year-old serial entrepreneur whose most notable startups include Guin Records, Dormzi, and The Doe.

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