Wow, YouTube Really Thinks We're That Stupid... - Digital Music News
free isn't driving more people to shows, selling more t-shirts, or making real fans buy the album. Just talk to a band trying to make this work. It sounds good on paper or on a conference panel, but most bands are having trouble turning these theories into reality.

"The argument that 'at least we have them in a legal place' [with services like Spotify and YouTube] isn't making any sense," one top-ranked major label executive told Digital Music News at Midem. "Because all of that is based on the notion that you can monetize this all somehow, which basically boils down to hope. It's not a business model."