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BEWARE: Streaming Music Consolidation Ahead

With recent news in the air that Spotify may be forking over cash in a potential SoundCloud buy up, Bas Grasmayer takes a moment to scrutinize what seems to be developing into a broader trend towards a gradual consolidation of the music streaming corner of the industry. ______________________________ Guest post...
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