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The epilogue considers interventions that seek to respond to the difficulties music communities face in the age of streaming. These include increasing minimum payout rates; changing revenue share models; developing platform cooperatives; transforming platforms into public utilities; among others. Among the challenges activists face is the fact that platforms, despite aggregating artists at a global scale, also militate against their collective identification, interpellating them as individuals. Another challenge results from the contradictory class position the overwhelming majority of musicians occupy, impeding their self-identification as music workers. At the same time, the dystopian realities of the existing platform economy don’t diminish the utopian potential latent within streaming. This is a potential that could be realized by pushing the partial decommodification music undergoes on streaming platforms further—on condition, however, that such decommodification is extended to all necessities of life: housing, healthcare, education, food, as well as music.

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