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NME.com interviewed a few select young artists asking about streaming music. NME young artistsThe consensus is, keep making music, low payments are not a big deal — not because these artists are flippant and unaware, but because it is obvious to them the music will create revenue in other places (touring, merchandise, sponsor opportunities, etc.).

Some quotes from the short video:
“… in the long run, you [fan] are likely to be putting money into that band through other ways.”

“I think it’s shameful now to download music illegally… and it would be embarrassing if you did…”
Swim Deep

“… It doesn’t keep me awake at night….”
The Vaccines