Paying the songwriters
means less profit to forecast which in turn leads to less IPO Profits for the current management and they'll be unable to buy that island in the carribean at post hurrican knock down prices.
It would be interesting to know how the other streaming services stack up against Spotify. Is Spotify the only bag egg or are they all up to it?
I would hope that at least Tidal is paying the artist properly as it is apparently run by one.