To all the producers, promoters, record company executives, musicians, bands, indies and what not hoping and praying that sending bands out on tour and allowing live streaming of their shows will somehow eventually pay off in sales of said music: It works.
So far, since I first watched live YouTube streams of assorted bands playing Coachella in 2014, I have purchased CDs or MP3s or both of:
- Dum Dum Girls, and Kristin Kontrol, formerly Dee Dee Penny of said Girls
- Hans Zimmer (soundtracks)
- Lana del Rey
- The War On Drugs
- and more I’ll remember later. . .
And, by the way, I no longer rip streams. If I like your music, I buy it.