To add on to his Spotify metaphor, many musicians get their pay by playing shows and selling merch. In that sense, Spotify is like an add service for their real product - tickets & merch, so not making cash on each play isn’t the end of the story for them. Comic books, for us, are the merch. It’s a double fail for comic creators.
…Or Why the “Spotify Model” would be bad for comics.
Disclaimer: This is written from my somewhat limited understanding of business models and intellectual properties and should be taken as an opinion-piece… also it’s a bit hypocritical because I have been known to use Spotify (with…