Music goes further digital as streaming and subscriptions rise

| February 21, 2017

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Musical artists have caught on to the fact that streaming music isn’t going away, and it seems the entire industry has, too. In the beginning, performers simply signed contracts allowing their music to be placed on streaming services like Spotify and Pandora. Now, however, big-name artists are releasing new albums through streaming first. Big hits such as Beyonce’s “Lemonade,” Kanye West’s “The Life of Pablo” and Radiohead’s “A Moon Shaped Pool,” all debuted exclusively on a streaming platform before becoming more widely available.

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