Streaming music platforms have been a polarizing force in the music business of late. While most artists are available on such services as Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal, other major acts have historically either restricted their releases from streaming services or banned them entirely. Among them: artists like Adele, Taylor Swift, Thom Yorke and the Beatles.
Arguments regarding fair payment to artists, fair business models for music consumption, and general habits of music users abound, placing streaming squarely in the middle of an ongoing dispute about creators and how they are paid for their creations.
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