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Spotify and the Infinite Sadness: Smashing Pumpkins’ Frontman Billy Corgan Latest to Critique Streaming Service

In November of last year, pop songstress and all-around American sweetheart Taylor Swift made headlines for pulling her entire discography from Spotify, condemning free-of-charge streaming media sites for disregarding the artistic integrity of musicians. Swift’s argument, which balanced on the inequity of compensation for musicians, went on to encourage artists to recognize their worth and ensure their creative ventures are being valued.

This month, the torch of the to-stream-or-not-to-steam debate was passed onto alt-rock icon William Corgan, who ignited a firestorm in the industry as he took to the web to slam the site, calling into question the latest assertions made by Spotify chief executive Daniel Ek who claimed complimentary online streaming services would be the salvation of the music industry.

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