Music streaming killed the three minute radio song

Thursday, 4 May, 2017

Music tracks may become shorter than the current kind-of-standard of three minute duration, as musicians find that broadcast by streaming opens up the way for them to change the way they write and compose music.

Frank Ocean isn’t the only artist finding the conventional three minute song structure increasingly superfluous. With traditional radio being replaced by online streaming as the dominant source of music, new artists are discovering that many of the old rules don’t apply.

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