Music streaming

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The threat of inflation is not so imminent as No 11 would have us believe
While higher interest rates would add to the cost of financing the debt burden, central banks are unlikely to raise them soon

07, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Songwriters fight to be heard in streaming revenues debate
As music consumption has evolved, the songwriting community have seen their income diminish despite playing a greater role in shaping emerging artists

Rhian Jones

12, Feb, 2021 @9:28 AM

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Spotify credits podcast popularity for 24% growth in subscribers
Strategic shift beyond music content helps streaming service to grow advertising income by 29% to €281m

Mark Sweney

03, Feb, 2021 @5:29 PM

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Metallica and Michael Bublé producer cashes in on music streaming rights boom
Hipgnosis buys rights to Bob Rock’s Metallica album and Canadian artist’s songs for undisclosed sum

Jasper Jolly

21, Jan, 2021 @10:43 AM

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Streaming deals reflect success of biggest artists, says label boss
Universal’s UK head tells MPs services are not perfect, as it emerges it can take over 1m streams to make £1,000

Mark Sweney

19, Jan, 2021 @4:53 PM

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MP says record boss 'in cloud cuckoo land' over music streaming claims
John Nicolson responds to Universal Music UK chair after he says artists ‘very happy’ with payments

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

19, Jan, 2021 @3:39 PM

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'Spotify are selling adverts, not music': how to stream ethically
Major services pay musicians as little as £0.004 per stream, a rate it’s impossible to live on. What other options are there?

Rhian Jones

16, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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UK lockdowns fuel record year for home entertainment spending
Netflix, Prime and Disney+ surge 38% to £2.9bn in 2020, with Frozen 2 the biggest selling video

Mark Sweney

08, Jan, 2021 @6:01 AM

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The Guardian view on music streaming: the tide is high | Editorial
Editorial: Classic tracks by groups such as Blondie are fuelling an online music boom. But emerging artists need a bigger slice of the profits

Editorial

25, Dec, 2020 @5:16 PM

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Going for a song: why music legends are lining up to sell their rights
Stars follow Bob Dylan’s lead as streaming boom and Covid-19 upheaval fuels gold rush in song rights

Mark Sweney Media business correspondent

11, Dec, 2020 @1:11 PM

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UK music streaming startup backed by Kylie secures £13m funding
Investment puts Roxi on track for a potential £200m flotation on London Stock Exchange

Mark Sweney Media business correspondent

07, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Music streaming makes major labels rich, while musicians like me go broke | Nadine Shah
I urge the UK parliamentary inquiry to recommend that all musicians are given a fair slice of the vast streaming cake, says singer-songwriter Nadine Shah

Nadine Shah

03, Dec, 2020 @10:03 AM

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