• songfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • Tech N9ne raps here about artists like him are producing "gleaming" music, but aren't making much money (cake) because of the policies of streaming services such as YouTube and Spotify.

    This music is gleamin', but because all of the streamin' will never reach cake

    Tech told Billboard magazine he is more optimistic about the future of streaming services than he was when he penned the song as he believes they are going in a positive direction.

    "People are paying for it and they're going to keep paying for it," he said. "The industry is going to flourish for artists. I have [lyrics about it] on this album because everybody was getting that streaming service for free. Now, people are paying and they're getting more and more subscribers."
Please sign in or register to post comments.


Be the first to comment...

Chris Frantz - "Genius of Love"They're Playing My Song

Chris and his wife Tina were the rhythm section for Talking Heads when they formed The Tom Tom Club. "Genius of Love" was their blockbuster, but David Byrne only mentioned it once.

U2Fact or Fiction

How did The Edge get his name? Did they name a song after a Tolkien book? And who is "Angel of Harlem" about?

Trucking Songs That Were #1 HitsSong Writing

The stories behind the biggest hit songs about trucking.

Songs About MoviesSong Writing

Iron Maiden, Adele, Toto, Eminem and Earth, Wind & Fire are just some of the artists with songs directly inspired by movies - and not always good ones.

Country Song TitlesFact or Fiction

Country songs with titles so bizarre they can't possibly be real... or can they?

Chad Channing (Nirvana, Before Cars)Songwriter Interviews

Chad tells tales from his time as drummer for Nirvana, and talks about his group Before Cars.