We have entered a new decade, surely to be filled with countless changes. To understand just how much can happen in a decade, look back on 2010 and consider how many aspects of life have changed in the last ten years. One significant difference has been the way we listen to music. In 2010, for example, many people were listening to Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” on their iPods, likely by purchasing the song through iTunes; in 2020, people may be listening to “Praying” by the same artist, though she has now dropped the dollar sign and the majority of her listens are likely from streaming, instead of purchases.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on January 26, 2020. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Belitsis, Nicolette, "Landing That “Yummy” #1 Music Chart Position: The Use of Fake Streams in Today’s Music Industry" (2020). AELJ Blog. 217.