comrade spotify, comrade apple
I went to a hack day, and finished a thing! It is called Socialist Streaming, and it lets you see what would happen if streaming services like Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music taxed rich streamers and gave the money to poor streamers.
There’s a lot of things I could say about this – most of them are dealt with on the site itself. I do need to shoutout Hannah Donovan and my cats at Drip for helping me work all this out. And, of course, this idea is at once ridiculous (no label or service would ever go for it), and also, like all socialist ideas, totally beautiful. I mean, why not?