I can’t see any alternative. The sample pack idea is nice, but how many people on there are creators, and how many of those creators use samplepacks? They’d be overlooking singer songwriters, podcasters etc.
I’d probably guess it’d go the way of Spotify if they had to monetise it - adverts between songs, pay subscription to get rid of the adverts. Still not sure it’ll make a difference at this point, they’re so far in the hole and people will start kicking off if they suddenly introduce things like that without resolving some of the functionality issues.