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The Record

Fractured Industry: Companies That Serve Musicians Without Deals

There are more musicians trying to make a living without a major label deal than ever before.

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All Tech Considered

Connectivity: When Your Phone Talks To Your TV

There are more Internet-connected devices than ever before and some of them are talking to one another.

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