100.000 songs are uploaded to the streaming services every day! Read the article here
!00.000 songs on daily basis!! Many of them are uploaded by hopeful independent artists with expectations that don't fit the music consuming model created by companies like Spotify, Apple, etc.
In order for them to make it work, these companies need ”everybody” on their platform, that is, a vaste catalogue of ”all music available”.
The artists, on the other hand, need attention from a selected audience to make it work. The uploaded song, among 100.000 others, just like a drop in the ocean, will probably not get much attention, if any.
In many ways it is similar to the Twitter versus Mastodon discussion. On Twitter you're connected to the entire world, but few people really listen. On Mastodon you need to create your own network first. But then your communication has a much better chance to get attended.
The arrival of the Fediverse and the ActivityPub protocol (which Mastodon depends on) is a sign that something is changing. And maybe musicians should be more aware of the ongoing paradigm shift; Why bother to reach out to the whole world? (they will not notice you). Create your real network and communicate with the people that actually cares about your art.
Finally, but not least important, in the Fediverse you can be in charge of your own communication channel. No longer any need to feed the big streaming and data collection business!