The pros and cons of streaming have been the source of much debate over the past few years. With artists earning significantly less from their recordings now than what they did a decade ago. Disturbed frontman David Draiman has vocalised his support for streaming in a recent report published by Loudwire.
In the report, Draiman has sung the praises of streaming, especially the way it aids in new artist discovery. Draiman stated: “The discovery aspect of it is huge. That’s what I also see as a tremendous positive of it. People can demonize it a hundred ways to Tuesday, but at the end of the day, you have a greater opportunity to reach more people than you ever did in your life as an artist. There’s more avenues to do it, it’s easier to do it,”
However, he was careful to address the risk of oversaturation that comes with limitless access to music “It can be a bad thing when you get lost in the shuffle when there’s too many voices not being heard or your particular project doesn’t get enough volume or exposure. For the fans, there’s no such thing as too much music, but for bands, the more competition, the more difficult [it can be].”
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Although Draiman did express some trepidation, he is adamantly for streaming, concluding “There’s no greater proof and testimony to the fact that streaming works than the fact that record companies are all of a sudden in the black again and they’re actually making profits and they’re actually seeing some of the best revenue they’ve seen in a decade,”
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