The Joe Rogan Controversy Has A Deeper Cause

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Will Butler of the indie rock band Arcade Fire writes in The Atlantic about what Spotify is and what it isn't — and what the Joe Rogan affair reveals about a central problem in the music business.

 "Complaints against bloodless businessmen are hardly new. But what’s happening in music today feels less like individual acts of exploitation and more like the razing of an ecosystem."