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What Makes a Presidential Playlist Good?

What Makes a Presidential Playlist Good?

How much of your time I need: 6 minutes This article originally appeared in The Florida Basement, the former Swamp Records Gainesville-based blog. Since writing, actually not a whole helluva lot has changed, even though everything has. Last month the big man on campus, Barry O, released his official summer playlist, which includes several tracks I would consider off the beaten path. I’ve listened to President Obama’s playlist as well as the two frontrunners of the election, D Daddy Trump and Hilldawg, in an attempt to discern the underlying…

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Stream Wars 2: Revenge of the Beat

Stream Wars 2: Revenge of the Beat

How much of your time I need: 3 minutes This article originally appeared in The Florida Basement, the former Swamp Records Gainesville-based blog. In February of this year an article was published where I evaluated the growing influence of streaming companies on the music industry, particularly distribution. This came on the heels of Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo, which was initially released only on Jay Z’s Tidal service, and it appears that since then many other artists have taken West’s move to heart. And no, we’re not talking…

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