What we’re appreciating about artists speaking out about streaming services: it’s becoming a public conversation, with each new contribution sparking further responses. Witness Dave Allen – of Gang of Four fame – and his respectful response to David Byrne’s Guardian op-ed from last week. “We are in the midst of new markets being formed,” he writes. “It is not about technology; it’s about systems and societal shifts. It’s also about music business bubbles… I have concluded that we can only look to what Internet and mobile users are doing or want to do, and then note how their actions drive technologists to provide platforms for them.” It’s a long piece that deserves a full read rather than a brief summary. “We need less one-sided articles and more education about what is actually happening in society and culture today,” suggests Allen. “It is time for influential musicians to openly and transparently convene and produce real solutions to real problems that will help musicians understand what is really going on. A debate in online media about online media is a dead end.”

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