David Byrne: “An Amsterdam Discussion”

A few months after his October visit to the John Adams, David Byrne reflects on the topic of his visit – the threat posed to musicians and composers by online music streaming – in his article “Gently Down the Stream—An Amsterdam Discussion About Music Streaming.” Backed up by a dazzling array of facts and figures, this extended version of the discussion takes a gloomy view of artist revenues in the age of Pirate Bay, Spotify, and Youtube.

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