“Streaming has won…”-Lefsetz commenting on Taylor Swift’s 1.3 million first week album sales, an album not released on Spotify or other streaming services. (Photo Christopher Harte CC)
This is just a quick note. I try not give Bob Lefsetz any oxygen… but has anyone else noticed how much Lefsetz and the rest of the usual pro-streaming suspects have begun to resemble the former Iraqi Information Minister “Baghdad Bob?” They can’t seem to face up to the obvious fact:
Taylor Swift’s “windowing” of her album has increased sales and revenue! First platinum record all year.
And should we be surprised? Windowing leads to increased revenue in the TV and Film business why wouldn’t it work for music?
This is actually a rather boring and mundane observation only made interesting by the current irrationality of the music business. It’s only interesting because so many music business executives and journalists have…
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