We don't all want to listen to or write multi-million stream pop songs. For independent songwriting to survive (ie artists not funded by record labels), there needs to be a shift in the perception that music is essentially just free 'content'.
Per-stream payouts to artists from all streaming platforms are set at an unjustifiably and insultingly low level - who streams a song 1,000 times? (worth maybe a couple of dollars to the artist but often much less)
There needs to be another model to enable niche artists with a smaller but often loyal following to survive - and there is: Patreon