You are a music fan living in the year 2035. Write an essay of between 800-1,200 words, describing how you access/experience music in this hypothetical future.
As part of your speculative analysis, please describe whether you pay for recorded music, and how that payment is facilitated.
Describe the future environment for musician and composer compensation, referencing any technological systems and copyright frameworks that may exist in this imagined future. Which debates are settled, and which are ongoing?