Whatever music one might want to hear is on-demand on mobile phones and computers in most situations. Even most modern cars offer an Aux or dedicated music player port that lets owners pump Internet radio through the car’s stereo. Given the availability of music on-demand virtually anywhere one might want to listen, is there a point to actually purchasing new MP3s, CDs, or LPs?
If the answer is no, it’s not worth buying music, what does that shift away from music ownership to streaming service membership do to the economics of music for labels and artists? How does that affect the future of new music creation?
What’s your opinion?