^ Yeah I've heard this same conclusion from some producers - 36 via his facebook and a similar ethos by word of mouth by Mattewdavid of Leaving Records. They are still doing physical but accepting the fact that streaming is here to stay and dominate and re-orienting their distro to take advantage of that.
On the flipside I've seen some ambient / drone producers pretty much ignore Spotify and stick with non-streaming digital and physical merch. DJ Healer literally has stuck to vinyl only and I imagine many other techno, house, etc. producers are doing the same.
I suppose it really depends on your fan base and your music: for some Spotify is a nil advantage over their
Agreed on just about all of that. There will always be those hardcore or niche areas where Vinyl and CDs and Tapes are in demand. But that's just what they are, niche. So instead of try to attract those fans it may be wiser to attack it from the digital and streaming, especially if you are relatively unknown and need to get some new heads into your stuff.
Won't even say how bad my recent CD sales were hahahaha. Atrocious. Last time I ever do that shit again.