I don’t know what I think of your premise, Daniel. On one hand I agree that downloading values the object more than streaming does. On the other hand I don’t think that music streaming is entirely the same as time-sensitive information like live World Cup Finals.

I mean, I think that somebody with a service like MOG starts to think of music as a stream that they take a dip from. They feel like the concept of collecting is silly, because the flow is what a listener is about. But it’s not that the music itself is worth less, it’s that listeners lose the instinct to clutch on to individual recordings.