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Music industry, tech world forging success together

Re “Music dinosaurs pick a bad fight” (Op-ed, Sept. 2): We are all for healthy debate about the future of the music business, but John E. Sununu’s recent piece was so misinformed it deserves a response.

Sununu refers to companies such as YouTube and Spotify and the success they have enjoyed as somehow happening in a vacuum independent of the music business. Those technology firms and many others are successful in large part because of the various partnerships forged with music labels.

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