Interesting concept, for sure! Wasn't the big draw for this the message board perks? That's how I interpreted it when I read another news post on the topic. It was portrayed as a means to help pay for the cost of their message board.
Either way? I think I would need to be really into a label and its roster to bother paying a premium to stream their catalog and not physically own the records--or bother joining their message board. But the B9 board is pretty popular, so I guess it all makes sense.
If the perks were good enough, I'd be down to do something like that for AP.net however.
Yeah, outside of the streaming and the potential of limited/exclusive/early merch, most of the other perks pertain to the B9 board.