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Spotify Removes Hate Music as Streaming Companies Struggle to Police Their Tunes

In trying to keep hate music off their services, Spotify and other music-streaming companies face a tricky task in determining what to remove and what to protect from their vast libraries in the interest of free speech. Deciding whether such content is legal is difficult given the range of laws in different markets, and the task requires careful listening, given the often coded racist slang used in such tunes. There’s also a fear of bringing more attention to hate bands by making them into a legal issue, experts say. Deezer last year launched a site where users could report hate music and help it clean up questionable songs. – Billboard via The Hollywood Reporter http://ift.tt/2v5u0hq
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Rock Band Tool Is in Talks to Stream Album

Members of Tool have been talking to the biggest services, including Spotify Ltd. and Apple Inc., about the best way to release their music, said the people, who asked not be identified discussing the private negotiations. Lead singer Maynard James Keenan didn’t respond to requests for comment. The music services declined to comment. – Lucas Shaw, Bloomberg Technology http://ift.tt/2nsjVuV
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