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Can Online Streaming Services Sustain the Music we Love?

October 2nd, 2015

Episode 361 of 836 episodes

Business Daily looks at the rise and rise of music streaming. Can new online services like Spotify and Apple Music really sustain the music we all love? Chris Cook, the business editor of the music industry newsletter CMU, argues that when it comes to streaming, much still needs to be done before the culture of subscription takes over from the ad-based model. And will streaming services really support the music stars of the future? Former guitarist with The Smiths, Johnny Marr, thinks that new artists are losing out in this new world. (Photo: Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal performs at the Reading Festival 2012. Credit: Getty Images)

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