Sinas1 recently blasted Spotify over a Beatles promotion and its financial rape of artists. It got me thinking: Is Spotify positive or negative given the present state of monitized music consumption? I saw a recent article that questions whether Spotify can remain viable itself because even as its subscriptions and advertising has increased, it continues to lose milions. How is that ripping off artists? I know this has been talked about on here a number of times but it seems that no model for getting recorded music to people is profitable so why hate Spotify? It's a symptom rather than the problem isn't it. Want to go back to Napster? How about what Youtube is allowing with unlicensed use of recorded music. I know artists want Spotify to pay them more but they are losing money as it stands. At what point do musicians have to admit that their recorded music has no substantial monetary value. I don't like the present state of affairs anymore than any musician or music fan does but the whole #F***Spotify seems juvenile an unhinged from economic reality. (Disclaimer: I am a Spotify subscriber who is sad Pete pulled his music. I own his stuff through itunes but liked pointing friends to his music through Spotify). Thoughts, critiques and screeds are welcome.