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Are Streaming Music Services Really Just Labels-In-Waiting?

In the wake of the release of so many streaming exclusives from high profile artists like Frank Ocean and Beyoncé, it looks to some as though streaming services are poised to further subvert the old media status quo by positioning themselves in an increasingly label-like role. ________________________________ Guest post by...
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