Classical Jazz '05



SOP - How music streaming transformed songwriting

 Björn Ulvaeus believes that streaming services have changed how we write music. What do you think?


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School: North Allegheny

 Money, money, money ... in the music business, there seems to be little left for the songwriters that fuel it. ABBA co-founder Björn Ulvaeus calls for the industry to support its most valuable asset, breaking down how the streaming revolution impacts creator royalties, careers and craft -- and outlines what can be done to truly thank artists for the music.


Cassandra Pultorak from: North Allegheny - posted: April 18, 2022
FIrst of all, loved hearing from bjorn big abba fan, but I definitely agree. I think technology today has a big part in the creation behind music. I wish I knew more about the industry and how artists get the correct credit and payment for their music so this podcast definitely helped. 

Joshua Morton from: North Allegheny - posted: May 3, 2022
I think that streaming services has removed a knowledge of what is good compared to not good. I think they have changed music for the worse.

Alli Kern from: North Allegheny - posted: May 4, 2022
I believe it depends on specifially who is composing the music. Some songwriters might not account for or even acknowledge the fact that their song could be on a streaming service, which in turn won't produce a drastic change. But if someone composes a song fully prepared to release it on a streaming service, then surely it can alter the composition with that in mind.

Dillon Ferraro from: North Allegheny - posted: May 11, 2022
I think streaming services have def changed music. I think it gives people more of an oppurunity to discuss and review music which can def be harsh sometimes.

Tejal Dahake from: North Allegheny - posted: May 24, 2022
I think that streaming services have definately changed songwriting and disadvantaged songwriters, but I think that there are also many benefits to streaming services. I think with more regulations and rules, streaming can be transformed to benefit songwriters too.

Charles Cubelic from: North Allegheny - posted: May 24, 2022
I think streaming services completely changed how music is made popular. Back in the day everyone had to listen to the same music because that is what was popular and what sold back then. Now anybody can listen to anything they want, not just the songs that made a record or CD back then.

Zachary Brkovich from: North Allegheny - posted: May 24, 2022
I think that streaming services do a fine job of thanking the artist for their work. I think that letting the music be expierenced by more people is in itself helping the artist.

Zoe Tracey from: North Allegheny - posted: May 24, 2022
I defintitley blieve streaming music has changed the way we write, produce, and even think about music as a whole. With most things as it's discovered it is subject to be enjoyed and also judged by others as it continues to be percived. Especially if music is streamed on a large basis it is subject to change to based on other opinions also factoring in the money aspect of music production. 

Bri Cobbey from: North Allegheny - posted: May 26, 2022
I believe streaming services have changed the music indusrty and have given everyone the freedom to listen to what they want.

Dylan Shields from: North Allegheny - posted: May 26, 2022
I think the benefit of streaming services is that more people will be able to listen to artists as well as more people in general will listen to music. The disadvantage however is that the artists often are undercompensated for their work. 

Charlotte Bentrim from: North Allegheny - posted: May 27, 2022
Streaming services have their benefits, but they are taking the industry away from the songwriters themselves. Nowadays it is easier to get music out there, but harder to make money off it.

Sabrina Ferron from: North Allegheny - posted: June 3, 2022
Streaming has increased the accessibility of music. Artists are able to upload and promote their music and listeners can access a wide variety of songs for a relatively cheap price. However, I think the abundance of music and the fact that a lot of artists are breaking out at the same time makes streaming platforms feel like they can underpay artists. 

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