Bootleg Podcasts Are a New Frontier for Unlicensed Music on Spotify
Cecilia Bodin de Moraes
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Browse Spotify's section for featured music podcasts, and at first you'll find what you'd probably expect. Last week, the top five slots were filled by two familiar NPR shows, a hip-hop talk show hosted by perennial shit-starter Joe Budden, a glossy true-crime-style look at the rise and fall of Tekashi 6ix9ine, and a podcast offering song-by-song breakdowns of various popular albums. Things got weirder as you scrolled.

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