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There's A New Kendrick Lamar Project Out, But It May Sound Familiar Already

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Is Tidal Changing How Fans Talk About Music?

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The Life And Death Of Tower Records, Revisited

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M'Lady's Records, a label based in Portland, Ore., has begun discounting sales to women to protest the gender-based wage gap. Photo by Morgan Walker/Illustration by Julian Ring/NPR hide caption

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A crowd gathers at Hollywood's Amoeba Music for a free weekday concert in 2007. A new shift to Friday album releases could spell logistical trouble for independent record stores like this one. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Goodbye, Music Tuesday: Starting Today, Albums Come Out On Friday

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Tiny Music Royalties Add Up, Unexpectedly

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Neil Portnow (left), president and CEO of The Recording Academy, talks with Lee Thomas Miller, head of the Nashville Songwriters Association International, at a music licensing hearing in 2014. Paul Morigi/WireImage for NARAS hide caption

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Songwriters And Streaming Services Battle Over Decades-Old Decree

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Solving The Vinyl Comeback's Big Problem, One Antique Machine At A Time

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Jay Z's Music Service, Tidal, Arrives With A Splash, And Questions Follow

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Sam Smith Wins 4 Grammy Awards, Including Song Of The Year

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