Clever Move by Pink Floyd When It Comes to Streaming Music

As we move inexorably towards an access-over-possession model for music consumption, there are still plenty of artists who aren’t interested in participating because (a) suspicious of streaming music services; or (b) hate them outright because streaming doesn’t pay anything close to what they were earning selling records.

Pink Floyd is one of those holdouts.  But they’re softening up.  Sort of.

The band has reached an agreement to end their strike against Spotify if–and this is a big if–fans pull together and stream Wish You Were Here 1,000,000 times.  Once that is accomplished, Floyd will unlock the rest of its catalogue.

This means nothing to us Canadians, of course, given that Spotify and the powers that rule streaming fees in this country can’t come to any kind of agreement.

(Via Digital Music News)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

3 thoughts on “Clever Move by Pink Floyd When It Comes to Streaming Music

  • June 15, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Sony music unlimited has all their albums available now for streaming at 320kbs. Loving it, best one available in Canada!

  • June 15, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Rdio is the best official streaming service I've found in Canada. Streaming 23 Pink Floyd albums at the moment.

  • June 16, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Streaming's nice, but it puts nothing back into fostering regional scenes and up and coming bands/artists


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