According to the Nashville Business Journal (“Google to Nashville’s music biz: Don’t fetishize the past“):
Tim Quirk, head of Android global content programming, had two takeaways for a room filled with people from Nashville’s music business at today’s Google for Creators event: Don’t fetishize the past, and music is priceless….[Quirk said:] “We are here to help you through that maelstrom of musical choice,” he said today at Anthem. “We don’t do it the old-fashioned way, by annointing a handful of artists as geniuses and declaring selected albums as masterpieces. We do it by building services that let thousands of potential masterpieces find their ideal audiences.”
Yes…it’s a race to the bottom.