There has been far too much talk about this issue. I thought it was a no brainer. As in Paul’s people have very little brain. His fans want easier access to his music and he’s saying no. It will be the case that his music is pirated and illegally traded. Not a big deal….
Or maybe Paul is on to something. You see he’s a legacy artist and vinyl sales have been going through the roof. Perhaps the only way Paul want’s his music to be heard is via vinyl! …. but he still sells CDs right? Soooooo that can’t be it.
Perhaps he’s just being led around by the old guard and they see their recent wins adding up and think:
“Yes… if we pull our catalogue it will weaken the structure so much that it will shake the foundations of streaming technology and tumble it to the ground” -Paul McCartney’s Zombie Manager, Brian Epstein (#imadethisupchill)
This of course won’t happen. If the mold guard (see what I did there) take away their catalogue it won’t do much because this emerging technology has a young audience that listens to mainly young music. If 4AD, Young Turks, or other cool and actually influential labels decided to take away their catalogue, THAT would be a big deal.
But so far, this is just a blip on the radar, and perhaps all of this is just an old fashioned publicity stunt to get more press to McCartney’s dismally selling album, Kisses on the Bottom. Sorry Macca, I still love you.