What would happen if artists pulled their music from digital services? And why haven't they, given the widespread discontent?

Imagine thousands of artists going on strike against digital music services, demanding their content be pulled to protest a business model that has been widely criticized during the last few years.

Imagine what would happen to these services' catalogs. The absence of a few thousand artists wouldn't put much of a dent in a catalog of more than 20 million songs, but there's a good chance any one listener would notice that some favorite acts had gone missing. An all-you-can-eat service would lose value as music started disappearing.

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