What the dominance of streaming music services means for indie artists

Unless you were on a total media blackout during December, you crossed paths with one of the countless headlines on how streaming music had conquered the year. “Even the Beatles joined Spotify!” they screamed. I don’t know about you, but the Beatles are hardly my go-to example of a fiercely non-commercial artist so this hardly seems newsworthy. The real story here was the supposed coup for Spotify. “Taylor Swift had resisted! Adele had resisted! But we got the Beatles!”