The "hit song" is used to quickly leapfrog into another branch of entertainment or advertising -- the edges are scrubbed off of all the different genres and rap and rock and pop and electronic are melded into a vast, marketable mid region.
Despite this generation's predilection for Internet contraband, we can easily be ushered back into the fold of legality. We have benefited from a reign of anarchy on the Internet because we are opportunistic, not delinquent.
The artists seem to be a pair of space bound rocket ships aiming for the moon. But soaring success in cyberspace is not all they share. A closer look reveals they might be singing different versions of the same song.
How on earth did we get to a stage where paying £10 for unlimited amounts of music was seen as a rip-off? Artists saw little revenue from Spotify, and potentially had money taken away from their sales.
I hate to be Debbie Downer, but the Internet hasn't really changed anything for how we acquire and consume culture, at least not when it comes to how the business of art needs to work in order to sustain itself.
Technology only spins forward, continually rendering what were once digital necessities to the growing tech junk pile. But what's defined as technologically obsolete depends on whom you ask. What do you define as obsolete?