If fans can download music for free, they will, and this situation is unlikely to change anytime soon.

What’s next in digital music: more streaming (but not live gigs), fewer downloads

Music executives discuss fan likes and dislikes (such as single-platform releases, Beyoncé), the power of radio, Spotify and social media influencers, and why most musicians can’t make a living now no one pays for music

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If fans can download music for free, they will, and this situation is unlikely to change anytime soon.
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