By Little Apple:
Free music is everywhere around us. We hear it when we go out to eat, shop, joyride, or when we are just relaxing at home. And everyday more and more big companies are jumping on the streaming bandwagon. But as noted by the Verge, it is very difficult to make money streaming free music to listeners. Even though it is everywhere, with millions of listeners, it isn’t profitable because of the high royalty costs that must be paid to the music labels:
Everyone wants streaming music to be cheap or free for listeners, offer every song ever recorded, be made available on every device, be consistently lucrative for the industry, and give new and established artists robust support for new music.
Gone are the days when an artist (known or unknown), or their label gave out free demo records to radio stations hoping that listeners would run to