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    • Bob Dylan Delivers His Nobel Prize Lecture, Just in Time

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Mia Gaskin
    • Length: 4 mins
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    After Bob Dylan was named the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature last October, the literary commentariat wrestled with a fundamental question: Can song lyrics be literature? For some, the thought carried an unkind implication: Does something from the galaxy of pop music belong anywhere near the almighty pantheon of Great Lit?

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    • Bob Dylan’s Secret Archive

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 19 mins
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    "Bob Dylan’s Secret Archive" is from the Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Led Zeppelin Did Not Steal 'Stairway to Heaven,' Jury Says

    • By: Noah Gilbert, Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Led Zeppelin Did Not Steal 'Stairway to Heaven,' Jury Says" is from the June 23, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Noah Gilbert and Ben Sisario and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Streaming Services to Test the Value of Digital Music

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Streaming Services to Test the Value of Digital Music" is from the September 11, 2016 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • The Pixies' Doolittle (33 1/3 Series)

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
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    The Pixies have had a career unlike any other in alternative rock, disappearing as a not-quite-next-big-thing only to become gods in absentia. Doolittle is the embodiment of their abrasive, exuberant, enigmatic pop. While traveling around Oregon with Charles Thompson, chatting about surrealism and llamas, and interviewing other members of the Pixies, Ben Sisario reveals the inner workings of this knotty masterpiece.

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    • Excellent, well done all around

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    • Adele Shatters Music Industry Truisms by Going Against the Grain

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Adele Shatters Music Industry Truisms by Going Against the Grain" is from the Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • After Driving Streaming Music’s Rise, Spotify Aims to Cash In

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Back in Spotify’s early days, when the company was just a dozen people in a small office in Stockholm, Daniel Ek, a co-founder, liked to compare it to Apple and Google.

    "After Driving Streaming Music’s Rise, Spotify Aims to Cash In" is from the March 31, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Tidal, Jay Z’s Streaming Service, Sells a Stake to Sprint

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Tidal, the struggling streaming-music service controlled by Jay Z, has sold a one-third stake in its company to Sprint, the companies announced Monday.

    "Tidal, Jay Z’s Streaming Service, Sells a Stake to Sprint" is from the January 23, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

    • By: Sewell Chan, Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature" is from the October 13, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Sewell Chan and Ben Sisario and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • SoundCloud and Universal Music Agree to Licensing Deal

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "SoundCloud and Universal Music Agree to Licensing Deal" is from the Tech section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • 5 Years and $7 Later, U.S. Returns a Seized Hip-Hop Blog Site

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "5 Years and $7 Later, U.S. Returns a Seized Hip-Hop Blog Site" is from the Tech section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Johnny Cash, the Poet in Black

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Paul Ryden
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Johnny Cash, the Poet in Black" is from the November 11, 2016 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Paul Ryden.

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    • Pandora Looks for a Way out of the Doldrums. Cue Questlove

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Pandora Looks for a Way out of the Doldrums. Cue Questlove" is from the August 24, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Sony to Pay Michael Jackson's Estate $750 Million for Stake in Music Catalog

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Sony to Pay Michael Jackson's Estate $750 Million for Stake in Music Catalog" is from March 15, 2016, Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Bruce Springsteen Is Bringing His Music and His Memories to Broadway

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 4 mins
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    “I chose Broadway for this project because it has the beautiful old theaters which seemed like the right setting for what I have in mind,” Springsteen said in a statement. “In fact, with one or two exceptions, the 960 seats of the Walter Kerr Theater is probably the smallest venue I’ve played in the last 40 years.”

    "Bruce Springsteen Is Bringing His Music and His Memories to Broadway" is from the August 09, 2017 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Apple Said to Be Acquiring Shazam, the Song Identifying App

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 2 mins
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    A decade ago, Apple’s iPhone helped make a music-tech star out of Shazam, the app that, almost like magic, could identify a song just by hearing a few seconds of it. Now, Shazam is about to become the property of Apple.

    "Apple Said to Be Acquiring Shazam, the Song Identifying App" is from the December 08, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Twitter Invests $70 Million in SoundCloud Music Service

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Twitter Invests $70 Million in SoundCloud Music Service" is from the June 14, 2016 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Coachella Lands Two Big Reunions: Guns N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem

    • By: Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Coachella Lands Two Big Reunions: Guns N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem" is from the Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Sisario and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Hit Shows on Two Continents Confront One Villain: Scalpers

    • By: Michael Paulson, Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    “Hamilton” and the new “Harry Potter” play are the hottest theatrical shows of the moment, with “Hamilton” outgrossing everything else on Broadway and Harry, Hermione and Ron drawing hordes of muggles to London’s West End.

    "Hit Shows on Two Continents Confront One Villain: Scalpers" is from the February 12, 2017 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Paulson and Ben Sisario and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Apple and Dr. Dre Are Said to Be Planning an Original TV Show

    • By: Katie Benner, Ben Sisario
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Apple and Dr. Dre Are Said to Be Planning an Original TV Show" is from the Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Katie Benner and Ben Sisario and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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