1. other places are too cheap.
2. we, the consumers, are used to that too-low-price.
3. for some, this is the price needed to survive.
4. some people are willing to pay that price.
I'm not anti-capitalist, but the capitalism we see is often a race-to-the-bottom, where prices of any goods (including music) are ever pushed downwards by a few large monoplist' platforms.
It's actually tricky i think, more privileged people can sink more resources into getting popular enough. Don't think it is necessarily the role of these services to compensate for that, but something has to exist for it? (this is a big topic, overlapping with education, i suppose, probably some things already exist)
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