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Last updated at 13:02 BST, Thursday, 18 April 2013

Rise of streaming

Vinyl Records

Do you still have vinyl records?

Cassette tapes, CDs, downloads and now streaming - the way we consume music seems to keep changing. Although music companies worry that people listening to music online means they will lose profit, some music streaming sites like Spotify and Deezer are expanding and making money.

Finn and Rob discuss this world of streaming, and help you learn some language related to online music.

This week's question:

Which song was the most streamed song of 2012 in the UK, according to the music streaming service Spotify?

a) Gotye - Somebody that I used to know

b) Carly Rae Jepsen - Call me maybe

c) David Guetta - Titanium

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

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Vocabulary

streaming

listening or watching audio or video on a computer directly without downloading it first

track

song, part of a recording

album

collection of songs released together

advert

advertisement

monthly subscription

an amount of money paid monthly to receive a product or service

user base

the amount of people who use a product or service, especially in online business

launch

begin

ongoing

continuing

piracy

copying and selling things like music, movies or computer programmes illegally

copyright issues

problems with the legal right to control and sell books, films, music, movies and other media products

physical format

hard, physical copies of media like CDs and DVDs rather than downloaded or streamed versions

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