Music streaming

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Taylor Swift: Midnights becomes biggest album of 2022 after one week
Selling 204,000 copies of her 10th album in the UK, Swift trounces Arctic Monkeys in a chart battle and breaks a record previously held by Madonna

Safi Bugel

28, Oct, 2022 @5:00 PM

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‘You’re doing it purely for the exposure’: why many musicians can no longer afford to tour
Artists are cancelling live dates owing to soaring costs, venue bottlenecks, Brexit and the pandemic. Can touring ever be viable again?

Michael Hann

28, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The Playlist review – stick with it for the brain-breakingly weird ending
Netflix tells the origin story of Spotify, but Daniel Ek – the most powerful man in music – is no Steve Jobs. Still, it’s worth watching for the jolting discomfort you’ll feel after the finale

Stuart Heritage

13, Oct, 2022 @11:23 AM

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Lynchian punk to Lady Gaga: the best music Guardian staff and writers discovered this year
Old or new, wildly popular or punishingly obscure: our critics share the best songs, albums and artists they found this year – and how they discovered them

Chal Ravens, Shaad D'Souza, Dave Simpson, Rebecca Liu, Christine Ochefu, Laura Barton, Tayyab Amin and Alexis Petridis

30, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Brendan Yates of Turnstile’s listening diary: ‘I’ll run to Enya’
The Baltimore hardcore band’s vocalist takes us through his week in listening, which included everything from a 2000s Björk gem to ‘the ultimate R&B anthem’

As told to Shaad D'Souza

30, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Video games introduced me to the Chemical Brothers - now teens find music through Fortnite
In the 90s and 00s, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Guitar Hero were prime outlets for music discovery. In 2022, it’s League of Legends and Fifa that are shaping taste

Keza MacDonald

29, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘The work we do isn’t algorithmic’: A&R in the era of TikTok
In the digital age, marketability is just as important as music. Artist and repertoire reps from Warner, Ministry of Sound and Partisan explain how they discover music in 2022

Eamonn Forde

29, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Tell us about your best new music discovery in 2022
We would like to hear about your new music highlights of the year so far, and how you found them

Guardian community team

28, Sep, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘There’s endless choice, but you’re not listening’: fans quitting Spotify to save their love of music
Former streaming service subscribers on why they have ditched mod cons for MP3s, CDs and other DIY music formats

Liz Pelly

27, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Has streaming made it harder to discover new music?
Services such as Spotify and Apple Music give us access to the entire history of popular songs. But has that access made us lazy listeners? And could TikTok or TV really help us rediscover our passion for discovery?

Alexis Petridis

26, Sep, 2022 @12:03 PM

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Kate Bush hits it off with a new generation of fans | Letters
Letter: Diane Silva is glad that classic songs are getting their due share of success and new fans

Letters

20, Jun, 2022 @3:38 PM

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I love an LP, but spare me the Vinyl Snob going on like a broken record | Barbara Ellen
Just what is it about a day celebrating music stores that sets off those who fetishise format over pleasure?

Barbara Ellen

24, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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