Digital music and audio

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My Bloody Valentine criticise Spotify for showing ‘fake’ lyrics to their songs
The band, who are famously cryptic about their songs, called the inaccurate lyrics ‘completely incorrect and insulting’

Laura Snapes

21, Jan, 2022 @11:10 AM

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‘A journey through the past’: lost music of the Palestinian uprising is restored
Mo’min Swaitat uncovered 10,000 tapes in the West Bank during lockdown, and digitised Riad Awwad’s intifada album

Bethan McKernan in Jerusalem

12, Jan, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Olivia Rodrigo: Spotify’s tracking is all about smoke and mirrors
It’s Christmas so it must be time for the biggest social media hits

Rebecca Nicholson

04, Dec, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Spotify Wrapped is free advertising that says nothing about the joy of music
The annual roundup of your listening data has become a Black Friday-esque landmark in corporate Christmas, but it’s not snobbery to say this is a shallow experience

Elle Hunt

01, Dec, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Bad Bunny most-streamed artist on Spotify for second year running
The Puerto Rican star beats Taylor Swift and Drake, while Olivia Rodrigo continues meteoric rise as Spotify and Apple Music announce stats

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

01, Dec, 2021 @2:05 PM

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Adele is right – an unshuffled album is the proper way to listen
By getting Spotify to discourage the mixing up of an album’s song order, Adele is standing up for artistic vision even as the very nature of streaming erodes it

Michael Hann

22, Nov, 2021 @1:46 PM

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Spotify hides shuffle button after Adele says albums should ‘tell a story’
Singer highlights importance of track listing and says albums should be listened to as artists intended

Robyn Vinter

21, Nov, 2021 @2:28 PM

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Overloaded: is there simply too much culture?
With so much film, TV, music, books, streaming, games and podcasts easily available and vying for our attention, how can we absorb it all? And should we even try, asks Anne Helen Petersen

Anne Helen Petersen

20, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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UK business rates review may tax streaming services and online goods
Netflix and Spotify, digital newspapers, ebooks plus click-and-collect goods also targeted in online sales tax

Sarah Butler

03, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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How to cut your costs on TV and music streaming services
Whittle down subscriptions on services such as Netflix, Apple TV, Spotify and Amazon Prime Video and find the best deals

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

18, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Beyoncé royalties firm adviser strikes $1bn deal with Blackstone
Private equity firm aims to cash in on music rights buying spree

Mark Sweney

12, Oct, 2021 @2:31 PM

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Apple concedes on ‘anticompetitive’ restrictions in App Store
‘Reader apps’ such as Spotify, Netflix and Kindle will be able to share links to help users manage accounts

Alex Hern UK technology editor

02, Sep, 2021 @10:22 AM

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