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News Roundup — September 18, 2019
09 18 2019
Welcome to Level's news roundup, where we curate stories, analysis, and ideas — with independent artists in mind.

1. ? Fraudulent artists and releases are putting the music industry in jeopardy


There’s a saying: “one bad apple can spoil the bunch.” Pitchfork reports on how fake artists and releases are polluting the ecosystem for the rest of us.



2. ? Traditional album cycles vs. to the discretion of the artist — which one is better?


NME writers duke it out as they argue for or against traditional release schedules.



3. ? Sampling music has become so commonplace that it’s become its own industry


The Verge reports on how the trend of sampling has grown and how it may play a role in the future.



4. ? Music has become more democratized but at whose expense?


Resident Advisor’s Angus Finlayson chats with musicians/producers about the streaming industry and who it affects.



5. ? Robyn breaks down the title track on her album Honey


Listen as Robyn discusses at length her track “Honey,” courtesy of Song Exploder.