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Freakonomics

Daniel Ek, a 23-year-old Swede who grew up on pirat­ed music, made the record labels an offer they couldn’t refuse: a legal plat­form to stream all the world’s music. Spo­ti­fy reversed the labels’ for­tunes, made Ek rich, and thrilled mil­lions of music fans. But what has it done for all those musi­cians stuck in the long tail?