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The Black Keys Shun Spotify, Other Streaming Services

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A couple of weeks ago I was having dinner with a couple of music industry friends -- one who manages a few quite popular bands and another who founded <a href="https://www.liveset.com/">a startup that streams concerts on the web</a> -- and at some point the conversation turned to music streaming services like Spotify, MOG, Rhapsody, Rdio, Pandora, etc.

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Music Labels Win The Battle, Lose the War over Music Clouds

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You may have heard that music labels were trying to get "locker" services like Amazon Cloud and <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/music/2011/08/google-launches-new-music-discovery-site-magnifier-featuring-totally-unknown-band-named-my-morning-jacket/">whatever Google's doing</a> shut down unless they paid the labels massive chunks of change, <a href="http://www.wired.com/listening_post/2007/07/universal-throw/">kind of like that time Universal tried to demand that they get a royalty for every iPod sold</a>, because, like, music was totally stolen off of the Internet and listened to on iPods, so that's Apple's fault.


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