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How the Internet has changed the music industry

December 14, 2012

In the old days when you loved a band you would head to your local record store and buy their album and the artists and record label would each get a cut of the profits.  But today more music fans are opting for 99 cent downloads or streaming free music on-line. A favorite track is just a click away with iTunes, subscription services like Spotify, free internet streaming sites like Pandora, or YouTube where you can watch music videos.  And you can carry all that music with you on your Ipod or smartphone. Today we’ll look at how digital technology is changing the music industry and what it means for the artists, the labels and the fans?  Guest host Maiken Scott talks to Rolling Stone contributing editor STEVE KNOPPER and musician DAMON KRUKOWSKI of Damon & Naomi and Galaxie 500.  We’ll also hear from NICK KRILL of The Spinto Band, a Wilmington-based indie rock band.

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