last time I checked - some time ago, I admit - most services hosting music streams required some rights transferral of the music they hosted “for free” that went way beyond “we have the rights to stream your music to every user of our services” (e.g. including “we have the rights to sell your music in full or in parts”).
I am not sure if that is still the case, but it kept me from publishing my music on any of the (cloud based) services I checked.
Publishing music through such services might create some issues if you have registered your music (I think the English term to use here would be Collective Rights Management), so I am very interested in hearing about how you (the musicians using Patreon) are handling this.
Sure, having music all free would be cool - but if you want to make money from your work, you probably use any channel of income that is there, and if someone uses your music via Internet, Radio, TV or whatever you should get paid for that. Not everyone will become a Patron just to use your music, right?
Feedback is highly appreciated!