The Music Industry’s New Gatekeepers

Over the past four decades, music executives have grappled with one middleman after another—radio broadcasters, MTV, big retailers like Target and Wal-Mart Stores , Apple’s iTunes Store. But the clout wielded by this new group of tastemakers from Spotify and Apple Music, along with Amazon Music, Google Play Music and Tidal, represents a sea change.

Source: The Music Industry’s New Gatekeepers – WSJ

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