When the Consumer is Not the Only Customer

BY WILL HARRINGTON How Spotify wants to be “the best thing that ever happened for artists.” After my first discovery of D.A. Wallach ’07 through his music I became very confused. Googling his name constantly turned up the result that he was Spotify’s “artist-in-resident.” While I was familiar with the concept in the world of painting and visual arts, gallery space is limited and being given some form of work and display place security is comforting, the notion of an artist-in-residence for the music industry made little sense to me. Musicians appear not to suffer from the same scarcity of …






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