So what we have is easier publication, easier access, and, transformed discovery. (Arguably music has gained more than it has lost, although that doesn’t mean musicians have gained)
What didn’t change was people’s time to listen to music, or their urge to listen to music. Listeners just don’t have more hours in their days.
It is worse for museums.
-Seb Chan, The Value of Museum Content, Attention, and Time (2014).