www.theverge.com - 2 years ago

Advance streaming has changed the music industry, but it won't last forever

If you were the kind of child who snuck into your parents closet for a glimpse at your unwrapped Christmas presents in early December, you can appreciate the appeal of advance streaming. For music fans, the presents in question new albums made available in full, for free, weeks before their release dates are being delivered by everyone from NPR and The Guardian to artists themselves, with several arriving under the virtual tree every week.

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