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Labels prefer people streaming over downloading, correct? AsI understand their reasoning, streaming is more inconvenient than a downloaded song, so the incentive to purchase the tracks remains.

(The logic of streaming being more inconvenient than a file makes less and less sense each year, though as wireless connectivity improves).

What is the end game though, hope that the service is successful enough that they will start handing over a cut to the labels? The streaming model is looking fairly broken if the only way for it to work is to operate in a legal grey area.

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