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Column: Hey, are you listening?


The unique way Spotify and similar services have commercialized music has propagated a culture in which people are more invested in the act of listening to music rather than actually listening to the music.


Column: Artists promote overconsumption. Don't buy into it


"There is nothing problematic about fans wanting to support their favorite artists or show their taste in music through purchasing merchandise — music can be a huge part of identity. The problem arises when artists capitalize on this appreciation by dropping item after item at prices that are much higher than the item should allow, knowing people will buy them anyway."


Column: Value music as an academic subject


But music, loaded with theory, history and skill, demands that its practitioners cultivate both a logical and artistic aptitude for something that cannot be defined by a “right” or “wrong” answer. And that is certainly challenging.


Column: 'May December' exploits the already exploited


"Netflix and the creators of “May December” tried to distance themself from the case by changing character names and denying similarities between it and the real Letourneau case. However, the cast and creators are fully aware of the questionable ethics behind making the film without Fualaau’s consent."