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Old 9th September 2012
Lives for gear
10 cents per stream seems ideal. I can't imagine that any artist or label would turn that down. But that would probably make a subscription service prohibitively expensive. Based on my 4 year lastfm history I listen to about 8500 songs a year. Assuming that's only say 2/3rds of my actual listens since it doesn't include vinyl, I'll round it up to 12000. So to sustain that level of listening at 10 cents per stream I would need to pay $100 a month.

The problem is that the people who are older and able to afford more probably listen less while the people who listen the most are kids who can least afford it. Or maybe that's not a problem but it's the way that the system will subsidize itself.