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I read an article a while back, I don't remember the specific source of it, that put forth a very important point about streaming services. The article made the claim that streaming services were actively harming the history of music by leaving out key points of an album's production. This included not only who produced the album (incredibly important to any genre), but also who played on the album, sometimes even the year of the album or who performed/featured on a given piece in the album. Many important details that are essential to learning about the music that you listen to are being discarded in the age of streaming and it's making music history itself harder to access for the general population, and I think that's a general shame.
Exploring Music History can open up so many cool bands and undiscovered groups even further, especially for people wanting to discover a new genre or subgenre of music. Artist move from project to project or group to group all the time. It would be great to see a roadmap of an artist integrated into streaming services so people can explore their old and new favorite genres even more, especially off the back of an artist they already like.