Where do record labels stand in music’s ‘streaming wars’?

Apple Music is signing exclusivity deals with musicians, paying for music videos, giving artists a huge platform in return, while Spotify continues to grow in power and influence. But where does this leave record labels, and are they being phased out of the process?

Is the three-minute pop song over?

Pop professor Mike Errico asked in The Independent whether, in the age of streaming and Spotify, the three-minute song had had its day. Musician Mark Christopher Lee decided to test his theory out by making an album of 100 short, sharp tracks

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