In The New Yorker, John Seabrook leaves the reader asking the single most pertinent, obvious yet invisible question coursing through this non-story: why would anybody rely on “record labels” to serve as fraudulent middle-men anymore? Does the next Rosanne Cash sign with Columbia or Spotify? Simple, right? Spotify’s next moves resemble Netflix: produce original content. Artist complaints aren’t with Spotify, they’re with managers and label execs who cut weak deals out of misperceived desperation.
Networks don’t carry Obama’s immigration address, November