Best Music Business podcasts — Music news and industry insights (Updated November 2017; image)
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Popcast
Weekly
 
New York Times music critics Jon Pareles and Jon Caramanica talk each week about the latest pop music news, the top songs, the best albums, the biggest stars — and the up and coming stars you haven't heard of yet.
 
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Pop Shop Podcast
Weekly+
 
Billboard co-director of charts Keith Caulfield and Billboard.com senior editor Katie Atkinson offer weekly Billboard chart breakdowns, discuss the hottest music news and cover the year’s biggest musical events. Casual pop fans, chart junkies and everyone in between are invited to this weekly half-hour discussion.
 
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Music Biz Podcast
Monthly+
 
We cover the topics that matter most to music industry professionals.
 
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Music, Money And Life
Monthly+
 
Aaron Davison from http://www.howtolicenseyourmusic.com/ interviews music industry pros about the music licensing business and more.
 
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Nikki Z Hot 20 Countdown
Rare
 
#1 Syndicate Caribbean Radio Show Worldwide! Official Worldwide Dancehall Hot 20 Countdown
 
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The Music Life
Daily+
 
The Music Life is an exploration of what it means to be a contemporary maker of music during what could be considered 'the wild west' era of the music industry. This exploration is done through conversations with a diverse array of working music artists, producers, and industry professionals. There are many questions to be asked and stories to be told.The podcast is hosted and produced by two working musicians and record producers, Louis Abramson & Joey Secchiaroli. Both have spent the bette ...
 
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Music Business Worldwide
Rare
 
Music Business Worldwide (MBW) is a free, in-depth news, insight and analysis platform for the international music industry.As a UK-based site with a global outlook, we’re lucky to have access to some of the world’s most exciting professional music businesses on our doorstep.But our remit also extends much further afield, uniting a worldwide community of industry thought-leaders.Whether it’s the colossal US, UK and EU markets, the growing power of Asia-Pacific, Russia and Latin America or th ...
 
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PRI's The World: Global Hit
Weekly
 
A daily spotlight on international musical artists and trends. Created by host Marco Werman, the Global Hit features interviews with musicians, critics and deejays around the globe.
 
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Music Business Facts- with Rodney Holder
 
Music Business Facts- Where successful music industry experts share their secrets, insights and strategies on how to establish a career and monetize your passion within the music business. Whether you're an aspiring performer, songwriter, manager, promoter, indie label, studio owner or music entrepreneur, every episode of music business facts will give you the industry truths on how best to succeed in the music industry.
 
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Canadian Musician Radio
Weekly
 
*Join us Nov. 15th to hear how blockchain technology could significantly enhance or disrupt the music industry as we know it. Plus, artist & songwriter Emma-Lee*Canadian Musician Radio brings you the best insider information on the music industry. Interviews with musicians, songwriters, producers, music experts and music industry professionals. Join Show Hosts Andrew King and Mike Raine for the hottest information on Canadian music.For feedback and suggestions, contact cmradio@nor.com
 
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Complete Music Life Podcast: Musicianship - Business - Tech - Health - Inspiration
 
Guitarist, Songwriter, and Host of the Complete Music Life Podcast
 
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A Sunny Place for Shady People
Monthly+
 
A Sunny Place for Shady People is a music podcast featuring interviews of some of the most interesting up and coming bands -- some local and some on tour. Whether recording in the ASPFSP studios or out on location at shows and festivals, Tommy Dubs, Mike McAfee, Doug Kunnath, and Dylan bring the best in new music by getting away from standard question/answer interviews and give you the opportunity to get to know these talented guests.
 
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Radio Dale: Music, Musicians and the Canadian Music Industry
 
Dale Speaking is a music company in Toronto, Ontario who's motto is 'We connect artists with audiences.''Radio Dale' features Dale, Amber, Roo and India as we look at music news, trends, musicians and the industry. The first part of each show looks at music in the past week, and the second part we focus on a subject, feature an interview, or hold a round table about a topic we've been pondering!We hope each episode gives musicians and music fans alike new insight into the Canadian music indu ...
 
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Music Business Radio
Rare
 
Music industry talk radio show for musicians, songwriters, and others in the music business... Podshow PDN {podshow-f891c9dbd7bfca21035efd1c126175e6}
 
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Now Hear This Entertainment
Weekly
 
Now Hear This Entertainment features interviews with guests who are having success in the entertainment business, with the content presented in a way that not only entertains fans of that guest and fans of good music interviews in general, but in a manner that educates musicians, singers, songwriters – entertainers who want to learn from those who are being interviewed each week by Bruce Wawrzyniak, president of Now Hear This, Inc. The guests come from a wide array of genres and locales.
 
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The New Music Industry Podcast | www.MusicEntrepreneurHQ.com | with David Andrew Wiebe
 
Resources for Musicians - Music Marketing, Promotion, Career Tips & Advice
 
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Marketing Musician
Monthly
 
This podcast talks about how to get more fans, gigs, and music sales. It's by musicians, for musicians.
 
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DIY Musician Podcast
Monthly
 
A Music Business Resource for Indie Musicians Everywhere!
 
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Get Your Rocks Off
Rare
 
Musicians, artists and music business professionals discuss the trials and tribulations in an often humorous manner with host Jake Szufnarowski head of NYC based concert firm Rocks Off.
 
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The Hivecast with Matt Pinfield
Monthly+
 
The Hivecast is a weekly interview show, featuring famed '120 Minutes' host Matt Pinfield. Each week we chat with music's best, no holds barred.
 
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Armada Podcast
Monthly+
 
The latest music, news, videos, interviews and more from Dutch record label Armada Music.
 
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The SCOREcast Podcast Show
Rare
 
From Hollywood, film composers Deane Ogden and Brian Ralston discuss news and opinions on the state of the media music business and issues relevant to film, television and video game composers, orchestrators and musicians.
 
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The One Sheet
Monthly+
 
Exclusive conversations with music industry experts behind the success of some of the biggest names in the business; giving insights, advice and a few stories along the way.
 
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Episodes – Band-Aides: A Music Industry Podcast.
 
Waxing Lyrical On The Business Of Bands.
 
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WFUV's Take Five
Daily
 
The daily (M-F) podcast for music lovers that keeps you up-to-date on favorite artists and new talent from the worlds of rock, singer-songwriters, blues, roots, world and beyond.
 
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Rock Star Branding Podcast | Michael Brandvold Marketing
 
Music Marketing Professional & Consultant
 
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Music Business Lounge
Monthly
 
Jeff Moore (@jeffam) and Chris Kinney (@DesertofSong) sit down with artists and music industry professionals who share their stories, insight, and tons of actionable tips to help you succeed!
 
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Darren Rose Music Network
Monthly+
 
The Darren Rose Music Network is a collection of LIVE performances, new music shows & conversation series with Artists & Industry players sharing insight into their talents and careers while giving their perspective on the music business. The Music Industry has seen more changes in the last 15 years than in the prior 75 years. It's a worldwide multi-billion dollar business that is NOTHING like it used to be - nor are the Artists. The hyper-speed of progress left things spinning, flipping, su ...
 
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Leake in Review
Monthly
 
Host Jeff Leake sits down with some of the biggest up and coming artists and music industry game changers.
 
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Status Escalate Podcast | Music business resource for planning & execution
 
The Status Escalate podcast is a bi-weekly music business show where you will learn tips and tricks of the trade from guests who've gained success in various fields of business. From artists and musicians to successful entrepreneurs of all sorts, providing "outside of the box" ways to approach your career. From promotional strategies and social media tips to my Top 3 (Dos, Don'ts & Must Haves), we're providing tools and info to help plan and execute your next moves in the music business.
 
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PledgeMusic founder Benji Rogers is now one of the pioneers leading the charge of utilizing blockchain technology in the music industry. Some, like him, are leveraging the technology to empower current industry stakeholders; others see it as a major potential disruption. Rogers joins us to talk about his start-up, Dot Blockchain Media, the pote ...…
 
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Now Hear This Entertainment
 
Hawaii-based singer, songwriter, guitar player who has been releasing new music for 22 years, including 17 albums, and has a new release that he's hoping to have out by the start of 2018. He performs throughout the Hawaiian Islands, the U.S., and around the world. He both opened for and appeared on stage with Willie Nelson, and in recording stu ...…
 
It’s all about Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” on the new Pop Shop Podcast, as Jason and Keith dive into their thoughts about the album, and how the set is off to a sizzling sales start. Plus, the Pop Shop team chat about Eminem’s new single, “Walk on Water,” featuring Beyoncé, and if Camila Cabello’s “Havana,” featuring Young Thug, will hit No. 1 ...…
 
This week, we're taking a brief break from anniversaries to look back on the catalog of an artist in the news right now: Taylor Swift. With help from Billboard deputy editor, digital Joe Lynch and editorial director Jason Lipshutz, both of the Must-Hear Music podcast, Coming Around Again reviews Swift's six studio albums, from her 2006 self-tit ...…
 
Billboard staffers discuss Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' album, running down each track from the hip-hop-heavy “End Game” featuring Future and Ed Sheeran (all three rap on it) to the tragic romantic tale of “Getaway Car” to the When Harry Met Sally-referencing closer “New Year’s Day."
 
Ms. Swift plays a different game on her sixth album — making pop music that directly competes with the rest of the field’s dominant players.
 
"Wake Up Now" is the latest album from UK singer-songwriter Nick Mulvey. It was written and inspired by both personal and political events from 2016.By (PRI's The World).
 
She hasn’t done interviews, but the pop star has been leaving hints about what to expect on her sixth album. Our writers listen to the signs.
 
As identity politics continues to play out in Catalonia — between Catalans who want independence from Spain and a government that wants to keep it part of Spain — we hear from the band Txarango.By (PRI's The World).
 
Ria Mae has a brand new EP and is fresh off of a very special show during the 2017 Halifax Pop Explosion that saw her performing with Symphony Nova Scotia amidst her cross-country Scott Vs. Ria tour with our pal Scott Helman. The new EP, My Love, takes listeners on a journey from post-relationship heartache to healing. We chat with her about al ...…
 
Billboard staffers discuss Taylor Swift's "Call It What You Want," Miguel's "Told You So," N.E.R.D.'s "Lemon" ft. Rihanna, Pinegrove's "Intrepid," Yaej's "raingurl" and Tom Misch's "Movie."
 
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Now Hear This Entertainment
 
Drummer on the current Joe Walsh tour. His career has included similar work with the likes of Neil Young and Mark Knopfler. Plus he has played with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Peter Frampton, Lady Antebellum, and many, many more. He has even been nominated for the Academy of Country Music Award for Drummer of the Year. He also do ...…
 
Dance/DJ trio Cheat Codes (Trevor Dahl, Kevin Ford and Matthew Russell) drop in to talk about their breakthrough year, working with Demi Lovato on their top 40-charting Billboard Hot 100 hit “No Promises,” their new single “Feels Great,” featuring Fetty Wap and CVBZ, and much more. In addition to the chat with Cheat Codes, the Pop Shop team div ...…
 
Aaron from http://howtolicenseyourmusic.com/ chats with TV composer Eddie Grey about how in just three years he's created a full time, growing income from his work as a tv composer for shows like Born This Way, The Healer, Shark Tank and many more.
 
Streaming success often involves bucking conventional music industry wisdom. Are bad habits holding you back on Spotify? In this episode, Chris and Kevin talk about common areas where artists are... So what's it take to be Indie anywho? www.cdbabypodcast.com
 
A new biography of the magazine’s founder has been praised by our critic and slammed by its subject.
 
Billboard Associate Editor Taylor Weatherby comes by CAA to discuss her Shania superfandom, recently capped by an excellent interview Taylor did with the singer-songwriter, in which she dove deep back into her two-decade-old memories surrounding the album. We talk about how Shania was actually intimidated by the idea of following up the album s ...…
 
In 1974, Africa's top performers shared a stage in Zaire with James Brown, B.B. King and other global stars. But only now are the African groups being heard. Hugh Masekela and Stewart Levine organized the '74 concert and helped compile the double-CD "Zaire 74: The African Performers."By (PRI's The World).
 
In this episode, Aaron Davison from http://howtolicenseyourmusic.com/ speaks with marketing and branding expert Ariel Hyatt from Cyber Pr Music.com about ways musicians can more effectively build their brands, get more publicity and attract more followers.
 
Gord Bamford has plenty in store for early 2018, including his 29-date Neon Smoke Tour supporting the album of the same name. Gord joins us to talk about the record, including his collaboration with Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy for the single "Ain't It Grand," his current goals, and more. The Karpinka Brothers - Aaron and Shawn - are about as well-kn ...…
 
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Now Hear This Entertainment
 
A singer, songwriter, and entertainer, who is releasing a new single this month and working towards an EP. She is a regular performer at Mango’s Tropical Cafe (2500 capacity) in Orlando, entertaining audiences in two shows each night. But, she has also performed extensively away from there, including not only outside Florida but even televised ...…
 
In this episode, Aaron addresses the topic of marketing online and breaks down 7 key components of a successful marketing strategy. Find out how to position yourself more effectively online.
 
Rachel Platten drops by the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss her new album, “Waves,” how the set is her with “no filter,” and why wearing onesies and drinking tequila in the recording studio was important in making the album. Plus, the Pop Shop team dives into chart news about Niall Horan, Camila Cabello, and discusses Kelly Clarkson’s new album, "M ...…
 
This week, we take another look at George Michael's world-conquering 1987 solo debut LP Faith, which turns 30 on Monday (Oct. 30). Billboard deputy editor, digital Joe Lynch stops by the podcast first, to help run down the album's six Hot 100 smashes, discussing our favorites and least favorites. Then, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson of the Char ...…
 
The tools are there for you to monetize with Live Streaming! See what Dawn Beyer did to make over $74,000 in one year using FB Live and how you can too. Walk away with a clear understanding of how to... So what's it take to be Indie anywho? www.cdbabypodcast.com
 
Changes to the formulas used to build albums and singles charts will weigh paid streams more than free ones. What will the impact be?
 
Mike catches up with Great Lake Swimmers lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist Tony Dekker to see how they're progressing on their as-yet-untitled seventh album. As has become the norm for the band, they've once again selected a somewhat unusual place to record: a decommissioned church in London, ON. Tony talks about how the space has influenc ...…
 
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Now Hear This Entertainment
 
Texas-based singer, songwriter, guitar player who has spent time in Nashville as well as in the U.S. Army – including performing! He has gotten radio airplay and has had at least five different singles land on various music charts, while performing at everything from live music venues to fairs & festivals, professional sporting events, and priv ...…
 
Vance Joy returns to the show for a fun conversation about life on the road, hiking, if he gets nervous before playing shows, and how he’s not exactly known for sexy choreography onstage. The singer-songwriter recently scored his second No. 1 on the Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart with “Lay It On Me,” and is aiming to release a new album ...…
 
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The New Music Industry Podcast | www.MusicEntrepreneurHQ.com | with David Andrew Wiebe
 
Are you finding it difficult to manage your money as a musician? Do you have a system you follow, or do you just wing it? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I reveal the steps I’ve taken to manage my finances, and what has worked for me. Podcast Highlights: 00:14 – Disclaimer 00:32 – Tips for managing your personal finances 02:1 ...…
 
Lead singer Nina Osegueda inspires A Sound of Thunder to record a version of the region's anthem.By (PRI's The World).
 
Two of the music world’s biggest voices and boldest personalities are back. Deep into successful careers, where have their paths diverged?
 
This week we revisit INXS' blockbuster 1987 LP, Kick. The album, an impossibly seductive blend of rock, pop, funk and soul, made the Australian rock band international superstars, spawning four Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hits in the U.S. Writer Eric Spitznagel calls in this week to discuss the piece he wrote for Billboard magazine about the contr ...…
 
Aaron from http://www.howtolicenseyourmusic.com/ speaks with Michael Lande from Music Orange, about the world of licensing music in ads and commercials. Music Orange has worked with clients like KFC, Toyota, McDonald's, EHarmony, Ebay, Dove, Dockers, Nike, Virgin, Twitter, United Airlines and more.
 
Camille's latest album is titled "Oui." There's texture and wordplay. And you may not always understand what Camille is singing about, but she's OK with that.By (PRI's The World).
 
It's been one hell of a year for Saskatchewan rockers One Bad Son. After seeing their single "Raging Bull" thrash its way up the rock charts earlier this year, the band is back with their latest single, "Scream for Me," which is proving to be just as potent. Mike chats with the guys about their brand new album, Made in the Name of Rock 'n Roll, ...…
 
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The New Music Industry Podcast | www.MusicEntrepreneurHQ.com | with David Andrew Wiebe
 
Do you find yourself trying to do too many things? Do you easily lose track of time and find yourself unable to manage your to-do list? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I discuss how you can simplify your routine to get more of the right things done. Podcast Highlights: 00:14 – We tend to make life more complicated than it nee ...…
 
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Now Hear This Entertainment
 
A singer, songwriter, vocal character actor, author, illustrator, and public speaker. She is also the Chief Operating Officer of What’s Hot In Hip Hop. She performed at South By Southwest this and last year. In August 2015 she released her first full-length album and is currently working on a new EP, having released singles in between. She is a ...…
 
Daya stops by the Pop Shop Podcast to talk about her “emotional” new single “New,” how she’s gained a lot of confidence in herself as an artist in recent months, and how she has to work “twice as hard” to be respected as a songwriter. Plus, we’ve got chart chat about Post Malone, NF and P!nk, and news about the American Music Award nominations, ...…
 
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The SCOREcast Podcast Show
 
SCOREcast's new managing director Meena Shamaly sits down with "Genius" and "The Lego Batman Movie" composer Lorne Balfe for a deep dive into Lorne's illustrious career scoring Hollywood blockbusters like "Ghost In the Shell", "Terminator: Genysis", and the Nolan Batman trilogy, as well as network television and multiple triple-A video game fra ...…
 
This week, we look back at Bruce Springsteen's 'Tunnel of Love' album, released in early October of 1987. Three decades later, the album still holds an interesting place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's catalog, as arguably his most personal album. Variety senior music editor Jem Aswad comes on to debate how the album's songs and sonics hol ...…
 
In the 15 years since she last released an album, the music industry has undergone big changes, but Ms. Twain’s new LP still debuted at No. 1.
 
My guest today is Tony Boden. Tony is a UK booking agent, promoter and head of European touring at ArteryGlobal.com - a company who look after an enormous roster of artists from all over the globe. Recently I was able to sit down and have a one on one with Tony about his experiences, thoughts and opinions on the music business. And it was a gre ...…
 
Toronto's Legendary Horseshoe Tavern is celebrating its 70th birthday in 2017 with a string of special shows featuring the likes of Billy Bragg, 54-40, Hollerado, and D.O.A. We chat with Horseshoe owner Jeff Cohen about the venue's history, current relevance in Toronto's music scene, some of his favourite stories from over the years, and more. ...…
 
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The New Music Industry Podcast | www.MusicEntrepreneurHQ.com | with David Andrew Wiebe
 
A strong mindset is essential if you want to achieve big things in your music career. Sometimes, moving forward in your endeavors is a test of the will, and your mindset will determine how far you make it. In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I share several questions that will help you assess how strong your mindset is right now. ...…
 
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Now Hear This Entertainment
 
A former MTV VJ based in England, he is a singer, songwriter, guitar player who recently released his fourth studio album, which landed on the iTunes Best Selling Pre-Orders list. An MTV Europe Music Awards nominee, Rolling Stone magazine said, “It’s like The Eagles have hired Jack Johnson for some lessons on lightening up.” One year ago VH1 re ...…
 
During the day, she works at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.By (PRI's The World).
 
On the latest Pop Shop Podcast, we discuss news of the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominations (including possible inductees Depeche Mode, Eurythmics and Kate Bush), Sam Smith’s upcoming sophomore album "The Thrill of It All" and Jason Aldean’s moving performance and statement on NBC’s "Saturday Night Live." Plus, we’ve got chart chat about S ...…
 
Benji Rogers is the Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Pledge Music.com Pledge Music is a global direct-to-fan platform that helps artists raise funds and create excellent pre-order campaigns. Benji Rogers is also an accomplished musician and has been through the major label system himself. But now he is predominantly focused on helping ‘cre ...…
 
Billboard staffers discuss Khalid's "Perfect (Rough Draft)," Miley Cyrus' "Week Without You," Anna of the North's "Always," Nora en Pure's "Fever," Whitney's "You and Me" and MUNA's "In My Way" on the Must-Hear Music podcast.
 
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