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Internet DJ: why SoundCloud’s world music channel works

Several weeks ago I gave a rather bad grade to SoundCloud’s “explore” classical channel, but I’ve been checking out other channels, and the service’s “world” stream is much better. A lot of really marvelous Japanese, South Korean, Chinese, Arabic, and Indian content there. Among the best tracks I’ve heard: Time and Fallen Leaves. A fine […]

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NPR station music format trends; source: National Public Radio

Classical, jazz, and world music on public radio declined by up to 30% over last decade

A survey of 505 public radio stations from 2001 through 2010 indicates that a fifth of them abandoned classical music formats during those years. Many also let go of jazz, and even more discarded world music during the same time period. The statistics were submitted to the Federal Communications Commission by National Public Radio in […]

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