These Days, YouTube’s Killing the Radio Star
What you see isn’t necessarily what they get. More and more music lovers, especially those under 30, are getting their music from YouTube, which some believe is hurting album sales. And by some measures, the streaming service pays artists substantially less than they’d make selling their albums or streaming them elsewhere. None of this is necessarily bad for the creators of music, who often appreciate the exposure, but it means radio and other audio-only delivery mechanisms will have to innovate to keep up with a world that watches as much as it listens.