Sharky Laguana, if that is your real name, you get at least two things wrong in your article about streaming music.
- It’s spelled “aficionados”;
- Your argument about inequity depends on facts you don’t have about distribution of choices.
We can do number 2 a couple of different ways.
Your Rdio spreadsheet example only works, with its difference between columns, on the premise that Brendan is the only person paying each of the artists for which the inequity is great.
Let’s do an example. Suppose that everyone, on average, has the same musical tastes, and listens to artists at the same rate. I know that’s not true — but if it were, then clearly there would be no difference between the Subscriber Share and Big Pool methods as you call them:
1/8x +1/8y = 1/8(x + y)
Your argument requires the premise that distribution of artists listened to is very different at different streaming levels. Do you know this? If so, how?
Finally, I find it funny that you think that these companies aren’t aware of the problem of stream falsification, and aren’t working on addressing it.