"Forget, for the moment, about how much Spotify pays out to artists.
Focus instead on the nature of those payouts.
In the olden days (i.e. 20 years ago), recording
artists had to convince you to fall for their music once — just long enough to buy a CD. Since the inception of pop music as a physical format, this need to impress the music buyer for a short length of time gave..."
Via Jérôme Rastoldo