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Spotify Sued, Yet Again, Over Compositions

NPR | July 21, 2017 8:21 a.m.

Two new lawsuits against the music streaming leader landed this week, over issues that have already twice led to settlements.

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Taylor Swift Returns To Spotify, Amends Her Relationship To Streaming

NPR | June 9, 2017 12:12 p.m.

The pop superstar announced her 'return' to streaming, but it's more complicated than that.

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In $43 Million Settlement, Spotify Forced To Confront A Persistent Problem

NPR | June 1, 2017 11:11 a.m.

The streaming service settled a class action lawsuit filed by songwriters who accused Spotify of using their work without a license.

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The MP3 Is Officially Dead, According To Its Creators

NPR | May 11, 2017 3:52 p.m.

The MP3 upended the way the world receives and hears music, for better and for worse. Now it's dead.

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'It Is Neither Nor, It Is Both': Tom Hanks Finds No Easy Answers In 'The Circle'

NPR | May 1, 2017 7:02 a.m.

In the film adaptation of Dave Eggers' 2013 novel, Hanks plays Eamon Bailey, co-founder of a giant social media and tech company with the creepy mantra: "Sharing is caring."

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Are We Witnessing The Beginning Of The End For Free Music Streaming?

NPR | April 7, 2017 1:35 p.m.

Spotify has long evangelized free listening as a way to pull users in to paying for its service. The music industry's patience with the strategy seems to have run out.

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Where Have All The Bob Seger Albums Gone?

NPR | March 29, 2017 3:57 p.m.

In the era of streaming music, everything ever recorded is supposed to be at our fingertips. So how did one of the biggest names in the Classic Rock canon go missing?

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'The Tinder Opera' Creators Hope You Swipe Right On Online Opera

NPR | March 28, 2017 8:38 p.m.

"Connection Lost: The Tinder Opera" is an 11-minute video dramatizing a young man's quest for love via the popular dating app. It marks an effort to adapt a 400-year-old art form to modern media.

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VR Is Changing The Game For Portland Architecture

OPB | March 17, 2017 2:45 p.m. | Portland

Consumer-grade virtual reality makes it possible to walk through a building that hasn't broken ground yet.

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Painfully Honest Job Descriptions For Portland Women In Tech

OPB | March 11, 2016 3:15 p.m.

Portland’s tech scene is hot. Jobs for women are not.