“The fact that the 4 major phonographic companies have taken a participation in Spotify, while allowing it to provide access to their catalog, should act as a warning.
This behavior can be seen as an effort to retain, in this new channel, the same strong control over which works reach the attention of the public that they have in classical publishing. Furthermore, if streaming becomes the dominant form of access to works, individuals would be turned into passive receivers.”
Sharing: culture and the economy in the internet age
(2012, Philippe Aigrain)