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David Byrne: "The Internet will suck all creative content out of the world"

The (UK) Guardian
Musician David Byrne, formerly of Talking Heads, is concerned about what the Internet is doing to music creativity.
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Awhile ago Thom Yorke and the rest of Radiohead got some attention when they pulled their recent record from Spotify. A number of other artists have also been in the news, publicly complaining about streaming music services (Black KeysAimee Mann and David Lowery of Camper van Beethoven and Cracker). Bob DylanMetallica and Pink Floyd were longtime Spotify holdouts – until recently. I've pulled as much of my catalogue from Spotify as I can. AC/DC, Garth Brooks and Led Zeppelin have never agreed to be on these services in the first place.

So, what's the deal? What are these services, what do they do and why are these musicians complaining?

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