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Genre Isn’t Dead, It Just Smells Funny: Rethinking Musical Genre for the Streaming Era

Genre Isn’t Dead, It Just Smells Funny: Rethinking Musical Genre for the Streaming Era

Is “genre” really dead, dissolving, or disappearing? Are traditional categories like hip-hop, rock, R&B, folk, soul, and jazz less meaningful than before?

Get All You Deserve: An Interview with Steven Wilson on Streaming Music

Get All You Deserve: An Interview with Steven Wilson on Streaming Music

Porcupine Tree's centerpiece Steven Wilson held out to streaming services longer than the Beatles and Led Zeppelin. Why he changed his mind recently proved worthy of a lengthy discussion.
Stream of (Music) Consciousness

Stream of (Music) Consciousness

The 'Marshall McLuhan' message borne by the MP3 revolution is clear: music is endlessly plentiful and entirely disposable. So what's the message of streaming?