Tonight we're gonna party like it's Woodstock '99, with Craig JenkinsWhat we didn't learn about 1999—and American culture—from Bill Simmons' documentary on a festival train wreck
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Has music journalism lost its way?Navigating criticism's existential crisis in the era of streaming and clicks, with Ann Powers
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What are NFTS? And can they save independent music? Mat Dryhurst explains why million-dollar GIF auctions only scratch the surface of blockchain's disruptive potential.
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What is creativity worth?We spoke to Downtown Boys' Joe DeFrancesco about unionizing independent musicians and the fight for a penny per stream.
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