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  • Headphones are changing the music we listen to
  • Headphones are changing the music we listen to
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Headphones are changing the music we listen to

Headphones have been aiding anti-social behaviour since the invention of the Walkman in '79. But the rise of the smartphone, and with it the ubiquity of headphones, could be changing what music we listen to as producers ‘mix small’ to cater to the 41% of Americans who use them.



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