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Day 2 of the Electric Daisy Carnival electronic music festival at the L.A. Coliseum on June 26, 2010, in Los Angeles. Michael Tullberg/Getty Images hide caption

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In one of 2010's few success stories, Roger Waters performs a series of concerts celebrating the 30th anniversary of Pink Floyd's album The Wall. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Billy Taylor performs at the Peacock Alley nightclub in St. Louis in 1974. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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For Your Sorrows: Big Boi's label balked at releasing his album, so he leaked tracks via his own Twitter feed. Don Arnold/Getty Images hide caption

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The Record

The Year In Music: In 2010, Labels Got Leaky

Hearing a song before its release used to be thrilling. This year it was all part of the plan.

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Jazz musicians striking out on their own. From left, Sam Newsome (photographer credit: Takashi Kubo), Matthew Shipp (photographer credit: Lena Adasheva) and Theo Bleckmann (photographer credit: Susie Knoll/München). Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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