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Finding New Ways To Listen In An 'Age Of Musical Plenty'

These days, individuals can get a hold of almost every song ever recorded. All this access, says New York Times music writer Ben Ratliff, is actually changing the way we listen to and enjoy songs.


  • Ben Ratliff has been writing about music for The New York Times since 1996. His latest book is Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of Musical Plenty.
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