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Stream Wars 3: Return of the Delivery Guy

Stream Wars 3: Return of the Delivery Guy

How much of your time I need: 4 minutes This article originally appeared in The Florida Basement, a Gainesville-based music blog. Amazon has been rolling out some fresh features lately. I have been taking full advantage of Prime Reading, which unleashes a cornucopia of classic and more modern titles, plus self-help materials, for your unending pleasure. But books are hardly the focus here at *boom* *pow* *fourth wall* The Florida Basement. Recently we’ve seen a far more intriguing development from the Goliath of delivery, one that puts into perspective…

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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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Stream Wars 1: Streaming Services and Their Effect on the Music Industry

Stream Wars 1: Streaming Services and Their Effect on the Music Industry

How much of your time I need: 3 minutes This article originally appeared in The Florida Basement, the former Swamp Records Gainesville-based blog. Being a digital native comes with certain perks. Joining Facebook was probably a big moment in your life. When apps launched, so did you: Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram all serve as staples in your daily digestion of digital media. In matters of posting photos, linking up with friends, and organizing events, very little monumental change has been undertaken with some exceptions. But as we evolve, so does…

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