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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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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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Year-End 2010

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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Joanna Newsom released a three-disc album called Have One On Me in February. Annabel Mehran/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Year-End 2010

The Year In Music: Ambition All Over The Pop Spectrum

Critically acclaimed artists released albums of staggering scope this year.

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