Spotify Mobile

Music-Streaming Services Hunt For Paying Customers

Services like Pandora and Spotify have been trying to win over customers and getting them to pay a subscription fee. But it's been difficult to lure customers willing to pay for music they won't own or that they can find for free online.

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Gerry Anderson

9:30 Coffee Break: Remembering Gerry Anderson

In honor of Gerry Anderson and his dedication to the field of "Supermarionation" we want to play a set of "puppet" music. What are your suggestions for songs that mention puppets or marionettes in their lyrics or title for today's 9:30 Coffee Break.

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Low preview new album with track ‘Plastic Cup’

Early 2013 is going to be an especially exciting time for fans of Alan Sparhawk. Next month his Retribution Gospel Choir will release a new two-song, 42-minute-long LP via Duluth imprint Chaperone Records, and on March 19 he’ll celebrate his 20th year fronting slowcore band Low with the release of their latest studio album, The Invisible…

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boxing gloves

9:30 Coffee Break: Boxing Day

We're taking Boxing Day literally, because we can, for today's 9:30 Coffee Break. Give us your suggestions for songs that have a "boxing" theme.

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The Current Sessions®

Margaret Glaspy performs in The Current studio

Margaret Glaspy in The Current studio

'Born Yesterday,' the new EP from Margaret Glaspy, was largely written while Glaspy was on tour. 'That's why it's only three songs!' Glaspy laughs. In town for a show at First Avenue, Glaspy, along with guitarist Julian Lage, stopped in The Current studio for a session hosted by Mary Lucia.

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Gang of Youths spread hope and joy in The Current studio

Gang of Youths perform in The Current studio

'I think the whole point of our career was to bring a sense of hope and joy to the circumstances that are devoid of it,' says Gang of Youths frontman David Le'aupepe. 'I think every artist has their purpose, and I think in Gang of Youths, we've sort of found ours.' The Sydney-based band recently visited The Current, where they played their uplifting and empowering songs.

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L.A. Salami performs in The Current studio

L.A. Salami performs in The Current studio

Is the artist L.A. Salami (whose full name is Lookman Adekunle Salami) a storyteller, a philosopher, a poet, or just a dude in a band? 'When arrogance possesses me, I would like to think of myself as one of those,' he says. 'It's whatever people make of it.' L.A. Salami visited The Current today to play three songs that showcase this music-making wordsmith.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Drummer singers

Levon Helm

Levon Helm, the drummer and one of the vocalists for The Band, passed away today in 2012. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what drummer singers do you want to hear?

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