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Make it pop! Do we really need the Beatles to sound new?
Classic songs are now remastered to compete with contemporary pop on streaming services. But what do we lose when Yellow Submarine is ‘de-mixed’ for generation playlist?

Eamonn Forde

02, Nov, 2022 @4:43 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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Four alternatives to Spotify: swapping is easier than you think
Whether you’re boycotting the service over Joe Rogan or just looking for something new, it’s a cinch to cancel and you can take your playlists too

Josh Taylor

02, Feb, 2022 @12:10 AM

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Missing Joni and Neil? Here’s how to break up with Spotify
There are plenty of streaming options available for music and podcasts – or you could listen the old-fashioned way

Carly Olson

01, Feb, 2022 @2:40 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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Paul McCartney and Kate Bush lead call for change to music streaming payments
Open letter to Boris Johnson signed by 156 musicians including Led Zeppelin and Annie Lennox aims to reword 1988 Copyright Act

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

20, Apr, 2021 @1:25 PM

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The music streaming debate: what the artists, songwriters and industry insiders say
The Guardian has talked to 25 figures from the music world ahead of publication of a parliamentary report

Lanre Bakare

10, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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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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Musicians fear reprisals for speaking to MPs' streaming inquiry
Select committee warns music platforms against interference after witnesses say careers put at risk

Alex Hern and Lanre Bakare

01, Dec, 2020 @6:36 PM

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MPs to examine impact of streaming on future of music industry
Culture committee chair Julian Knight said it would investigate whether the business models used by major streaming platforms are fair to writers and performers

Laura Snapes

15, Oct, 2020 @11:58 AM

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Germany's biggest artists demand labels pay greater streaming revenues
Rammstein and Helene Fischer are demanding a greater slice of the digital pie – though such issues are often resolved in secret, limiting real change

Eamonn Forde

28, Jan, 2020 @2:08 PM

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