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Editor’s Notebook: Spotify and YouTube cross into overlapping territory

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When Spotify announced last week that it was adding video to its content catalog, it signaled a directional shift and a competitive thrust into YouTube's territory. YouTube, meanwhile, is inching its Music Key subscription platform onto Spotify's front lawn. Other brands like Deezer and SoundCloud are also blurring their lines of identity. It's all about un-platforming ... while trying to succeed as a platform.

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