#irespectmusic Blake Morgan on Spotify and Artists….
MTP: I watched your CNN interview with Poppy Harlow and you made some significant points that don’t get picked up much. Let’s start with the last one: Spotify could be the next Myspace. I think we all remember when Myspace was viewed as the Second Coming and then one year it just evaporated. I was trying to remember the CEO’s name. What about Spotify reminds you of Myspace?
Blake Morgan: The false idea that Spotify is inevitable and gargantuan. In fact, if they don’t evolve, they may find themselves more like Goliath. And we all know what happened to Goliath, right? If you don’t, just ask MySpace. Streaming is not itself in question here, any more than MySpace’s failure called the idea of social media into question. It didn’t. Its failure was a reflection on MySpace, and its model. Same thing here. Streaming may or may not be a viable…
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