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Sat August 17, 2013
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Fall Pop Preview: A 'Roar' Of 'Applause' For New Music

Originally published on Sun August 18, 2013 2:07 pm

This week, Lady Gaga (left) released the song "Applause," from her forthcoming album ARTPOP, and Katy Perry released "Roar," from Prism.
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Thu August 15, 2013
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An American Headliner In China: Metallica's Shanghai Debut

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 8:22 am

Metallica at a packed concert this week at Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena.
Ross Halfin

August is shaping up to be American music month in Shanghai. Metallica, the legendary heavy metal band, has just wrapped up its long-awaited China debut with two packed shows at the city's Mercedes-Benz Arena. This weekend, Limp Bizkit headlines a two-day festival. Next week, Aerosmith plays a Shanghai soccer stadium followed by a concert by Pitbull, the Cuban-American rapper from Miami.

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Wed August 14, 2013
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Why Steinway Is Likely To Be Sold To A Hedge Fund Manager

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 9:16 am

The Steinway Musical Instruments factory in Queens, N.Y.
Ilya Marritz

Steinway & Sons, the 160-year-old musical instrument maker, is set to change hands.

Last month, a private equity firm emerged as the company's likely buyer. But a mystery bidder — rumored to be hedge fund manager John Paulson — has swooped in at the last minute, and now looks likely to take control of one of the oldest manufacturers in the United States. Paulson made billions betting against the housing market at a time when many thought housing prices could only go up. His reported offer for the company is $458 million.

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Mon August 12, 2013
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The White Mandingos: Music That Defies Definition

Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 5:59 am


Sun July 28, 2013
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Paying The Piper: Music Streaming Services In Perspective

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 2:31 pm

Thom Yorke of Radiohead and Atoms for Peace is one of many musicians concerned with Spotify's small royalty payments.
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As sales of recorded music continue to plummet, the concept of fans "owning" music may soon be considered old-fashioned. Today, it's all about access to music, rather than ownership of an album or a song, and newer streaming services like Spotify are at the center of the storm.

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