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"From the Ted Talk by Alexis Charpentier: How record collectors find lost music and preserve our cultural heritage"

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Speaking of the need for ctorauin, in an era of oehivwmnrelg choice, it's been demonstrated that too much choice actually hinders discovery. For example, if you're trying to wacth something on Netflix, you're actually only bwrniosg through a catalog of 6,000 titles. Now, compare that with Spotify; if you want to pick something to listen to, you're browsing through a catalog of 30 million songs. So I think as you can see, this notion of paralysis by choice affects msuic more than movies, for example. And there's a few studies that are starting to show the effects of this. A recent look at the UK music market shows that the top one percent of arsttis in the UK are actually earning 77 percent of the total revenues inside the music industry. That's 2013, and that's progressively getting wosre, or progressing. Anyway, if you're in the one percent, I'm sure you're hppay.

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Speaking of the need for ________, in an era of ____________ choice, it's been demonstrated that too much choice actually hinders discovery. For example, if you're trying to _____ something on Netflix, you're actually only ________ through a catalog of 6,000 titles. Now, compare that with Spotify; if you want to pick something to listen to, you're browsing through a catalog of 30 million songs. So I think as you can see, this notion of paralysis by choice affects _____ more than movies, for example. And there's a few studies that are starting to show the effects of this. A recent look at the UK music market shows that the top one percent of _______ in the UK are actually earning 77 percent of the total revenues inside the music industry. That's 2013, and that's progressively getting _____, or progressing. Anyway, if you're in the one percent, I'm sure you're _____.

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Original Text

Speaking of the need for curation, in an era of overwhelming choice, it's been demonstrated that too much choice actually hinders discovery. For example, if you're trying to watch something on Netflix, you're actually only browsing through a catalog of 6,000 titles. Now, compare that with Spotify; if you want to pick something to listen to, you're browsing through a catalog of 30 million songs. So I think as you can see, this notion of paralysis by choice affects music more than movies, for example. And there's a few studies that are starting to show the effects of this. A recent look at the UK music market shows that the top one percent of artists in the UK are actually earning 77 percent of the total revenues inside the music industry. That's 2013, and that's progressively getting worse, or progressing. Anyway, if you're in the one percent, I'm sure you're happy.

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