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A while agoThom Yorkeand the rest of Radiohead got someattention when they pulled their recent record fromSpotify.A number of other artists have also been in the news, publiclycomplaining about streaming music services (Black Keys,AimeeMannandDavid Loweryof Camper van Beethoven andCracker).Bob Dylan,MetallicaandPink Floydwere longtimeSpotify holdouts – until recently. I've pulled as much of mycatalogue from Spotify as I can.AC/DC, Garth Brooks andLedZeppelinhave never agreed to be on these services in the firstplace.So, what's the deal? What are these services, what do they do andwhy are these musicians complaining?There are a number of ways to stream music online: Pandora is likea radio station that plays stuff you like but doesn't take requests;YouTube plays individual songs that folks and corporations haveuploaded and Spotify is a music library that plays whatever youwant (if they have it), whenever you want it. Some of these servicesonly work when you're online, but some, likeSpotify, allow you todownload your playlist songs and carry them around. For manymusic listeners, the choice is obvious – why would you ever buy aCD or pay for a download when you can stream your favouritealbums and artists either for free, or for a nominal monthly charge?Not surprisingly, streaming looks to be the future of musicconsumption – it already is the future in Scandinavia, where Spotify(the largest streaming service) started, and in Spain. Other

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