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Nate Sloan discusses song length on NPR

USC Thornton Musicology faculty member Nate Sloan was recently interviewed on the NPR series Its Been A Minute with Sam Sanders. Sloan discusses how due to the rise of Spotify and other streaming services, artists have an incentive to keep their songs short. “This new way of consuming music tends to incentivize shorter songs because you only get paid per play,” he said.

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