Some simple simple statements just hit the mail on the head, as do these from Rdio CEO Anthony Bay at the recent Web Summit.
“[Artists] say ‘Wow, I have a million views on YouTube!’ That’s a badge of honour. But if they have a million plays on a streaming service, then it’s ‘they should be paid more’…
On Taylor Swift:
"It’s the artist’s choice. It needs to be the artist’s decision as much as possible. In this case, if the artist said ‘I don’t want my music to be played for free, then you have to respect that."
quotes via MusicAlly