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    Sarah Elizabeth Feldman
    Arts reporter and critic
    Manhattan, New York 09.22.010
    The Shut-In Revolution: How Lo-Fi Culture is Changing How We Listen to Music
    by Sarah Elizabeth Feldman
    I'm looking at how the role of grassroots movements in popular music is changing with changing technologies. Proponents of internet distribution and home recording technologies claim that these new developments are "democratizing" the industry, making it so that previously marginal voices can now be heard, but do the facts bear this out? And is a model based so heavily on the individual - on technologies that allow a single musician to produce and distribute an album without even leaving his or her house - even desireable?
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