Music not the bling.
Lady Gaga took a moment to explain her thoughts on streaming during her most-recent performance of Enigma in Las Vegas.
She wishes there was more to choose from.
“I think streaming is great, OK? But you know what we need more of? We need there to be [more variety of music], so that we can listen to different genres of music all at the same time, and appreciate all the different types of artists that are out there, and that it’s not just one playlist and that we’re told and fed what to hear. Don’t you remember — maybe some of you don’t remember — but there was a time when there was pop, dance, rock and roll, pop, everything that you could imagine, it was all out there. […] And I really wish that for the world. I love streaming, I just want more variety. I think we can do it.”
Points 👏 have 👏 been 👏 made. 👏
Often times, streaming culture is persuaded by the mighty dollar. That means artists with less influence and fans, who release legitimately great music, have an insurmountable task of trying to break through the noise to be heard.
If streaming services shared more of a variety, listeners would not only digest different kinds of music, thus expanding their horizons, but artists on the rise would also become increasingly more visible.
What do YOU think? Is Gaga right? Leave your two cents in the comments.