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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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Top of the flops: is streaming rendering the charts obsolete?
Record companies might disagree, but exclusives, eligibility algorithms, bundling and ‘streaming farms’ are threatening to ruin the Top 40

Eamonn Forde

17, Jan, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Drake and Ed Sheeran most streamed artists on Spotify this decade
Sheeran’s Shape of You is most streamed song, with 2.3bn plays, while Drake is most popular artist with 28bn streams

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

03, Dec, 2019 @9:06 AM

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Britons break £100m-a-week digital streaming milestone
Digital video continues to power entertainment growth with gaming spend slightly up

Mark Sweney

08, Aug, 2019 @1:09 PM

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iTunes is over: what this means for you
Will my iPod still work? What if I use Windows? Don’t worry – the closure of Apple’s music app will not bulldoze your library

Alex Hern

04, Jun, 2019 @12:40 PM

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Apple's 30% app store commission unfair, Spotify claims
Music service files complaint with European commission over subscription ‘tax’

Mark Sweney

13, Mar, 2019 @2:30 PM

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