Say what you will about the plight of the album format. We’re now living squarely in the age of digital music streaming, where PLAYLISTS have emerged as the most important organizing principle for songs.
Yes, despite what you’ve probably heard, there’s real money in Spotify IF you’re an artist who owns both the rights to your master recordings AND the publishing rights to your songs. And playlists are one of the biggest drivers of song engagement on the platform. (from CD BABY)