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Music Interviews

Owen Pallett: The Consummate Musician, In Conflict

Last year, Owen Pallett played on Arcade Fire's Reflektor and picked up an Oscar nomination for his score for Her. The songwriter explains the tensions at work on his highly personal new solo album.

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The Salt

California Farmers Ask: Hey Buddy, Can You Spare Some Water?

Water is scarce in California, and prices are all over the map. Some farmers are paying almost 100 times more than others. Should water flow to the highest bidder?

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Music News

Reach For The Sky, YouTube: Music Service In Standoff

For more than a year, YouTube has been trying to launch a music streaming service. It has reached licensing agreements with the major labels, but has put independents on notice.

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