Spotify or Pandora keeps coming back to the same lame song you don’t want to hear, and you have to skip it AGAIN. Why do they keep playing the same stuff? How does a song become as popular a hit as something by Rihanna? Why don’t streaming stations play any local bands?
Portia Sabin, president of the punk label Kill Rock Stars, has your answers. It’s all about advertising. But it’s also about the history of how big media corporations get a better deal than indie labels, and how much musicians get paid when you stream their songs.
Part one: AM/FM radio https://youtu.be/ThrXkYwTBP8
Part three: Radio megamix! https://youtu.be/6g32T4M3b-I
Lost and Found In America