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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Brave New World of Online Music Streaming

The Brave New World of Online Music Streaming


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The latest revolution in the business of music is Internet streaming—but some creative artists complain they’re being left behind. How do they get paid when listeners have come to depend on getting music for free? Will all but the biggest-name performers have to find other sources of income just to stay alive? Also, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, represented himself today as his court martial began in the killings of 13 soldiers and the wounding of 32 others at Fort Hood, Texas four years ago.  And on today's Talking Point, another industry radically changed by the Internet as the Washington Post is sold to the founder of Amazon.
Banner Image: Liam Bailey playing at Spotify in 2011. Courtesy of Edd

TODAY'S TALKING POINT

Why is The Washington Post selling now? (1:00PM)

The Graham family, which has owned the Washington Post since the Great Depression, astounded editors and reporters and the entire newspaper industry yesterday by announcing the sale of the paper to an Internet pioneer.  Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, says he’ll leave the journalism to people who know it better than he does. 

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MAKING NEWS

Fort Hood Court Martial Begins (1:00PM)

"The evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter.”  Those were the words of Major Nidal Malik Hasan, representing himself today as his court martial began in the killings of 13 soldiers and the woundings of 32 others at Fort Hood, Texas four years ago.

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MAIN TOPIC

The Brave New World of Online Music Streaming (1:00PM)

The latest revolution in the business of music is Internet streaming—but some creative artists complain they’re being left behind. How do they get paid when listeners have come to depend on getting music for free? Will all but the biggest-name performers have to find other sources of income just to stay alive?

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