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Internet station denied reader’s choice award by newspaper; plans protest with picketing

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John Stephens didn't expect his radio station to win the "Best of Saint Louis" reader poll. But after Our Musical Roots, his classic rock pureplay, got a lot of votes in the Riverfront Times annual survey, he had some questions. It turns out the station was eliminated from the winner's list because, according to the newspaper, "Internet radio isn't real radio." This week station staff and listeners will protest with picket signs outside the newspaper offices.

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Streaming grows 40% in Denmark, echoing U.S. trends (2013-2014)

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IFPI Denmark released a year-over-year comparison of streaming uptake in the first half of each year. Streaming increased 40 percent, from 45% of music conumption to 63%. The Denmark metrics align with the top line of Nielsen Audio's most recent year-over-year report, which shows 42% increase in U.S. streaming. that number included video streaming.

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T-Mobile adds six new music services to its free-data plan

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T-Mobile today announced an expansion of its Music Freedom plan, in which smartphone subscribers get unmetered data streaming of music from partner sources. Six new services have been added to the original slate of services, announced in June. The newly added partners are AccuRadio, Black Planet, Grooveshark, Radio Paradise, Rdio and Songza. Detractors still wish for global access to data-free online music from any source.

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