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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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Elon Musk's new EDM single reviewed – 'Bringing erectile dysfunction to the masses!'
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO has dropped Don’t Doubt Ur Vibe on Soundcloud – a wannabe dancefloor banger that somehow manages to doubt its own vibe

Alexis Petridis

31, Jan, 2020 @1:04 PM

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'It's a war zone': why is a generation of rappers dying young?
Overdoses or violent crime have claimed Mac Miller, Juice WRLD and Nipsey Hussle. ‘It’s not a fairytale lifestyle,’ admits an insider – but should the business do more to protect its stars?

Sirin Kale

31, Jan, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Death, drugs and destruction: the troubled year of SoundCloud rap
From the murder of XXXTentacion to the arrest of 6ix9ine, 2018 has seen ‘SoundCloud rap’ embroiled in more controversy than ever. Is a moral outcry now justified?

Alexis Petridis

20, Dec, 2018 @12:00 PM

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'We could build something revolutionary': how tech set underground music free
YouTube, social media and even Bitcoin are allowing musicians to reject major labels and go it alone – but the industry is fighting back. Can artists use technology to stay truly independent?

Eamonn Forde

22, Nov, 2017 @9:50 AM

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My first night of the Proms: meet the young stars making their festival debuts
The chameleon saxophonist, the competitive composer, the solitary pianist … three young musicians about to make their first appearances at the world’s mightiest music festival tell us how it all began

Interviews by Imogen Tilden

16, Jul, 2017 @3:00 PM

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What the phonk? The genre that's gripping Generation Z
New data released by SoundCloud suggests last year was dominated by the obscure offshoot of hip-hop. But does it explain the success of Desiigner’s Panda?

Gavin Haynes

27, Jan, 2017 @1:30 PM

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Why social media is like the railways – and must be saved
How to deal with Facebook’s tsunami of fake news? Find your old IDs and get back to the spirit of the forgotten platforms

Paul Mason

09, Jan, 2017 @4:34 PM

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Secret recording of Kinnock's anti-Corbyn speech to MPs – in full
Former Labour leader Neil Kinnock was recorded at a private meeting this week when he called on Jeremy Corbyn to step down

Andrew Sparrow and Harrison Jones

08, Jul, 2016 @2:12 PM

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Katy Perry's Twitter account is hacked and song leaked
Homophobic abuse is tweeted to singer’s 89 million followers and love messages sent to her arch rival Taylor Swift

Samuel Gibbs

31, May, 2016 @9:58 AM

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SoundCloud to introduce advertising and subscriptions in UK
Music streaming service to feature audio ads, promoted tracks alongside subscription service that allows users to opt out of receiving commercial content

Mark Sweney

03, May, 2016 @6:10 AM

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SoundCloud Go subscription music service launches in UK and Ireland
Streaming firm hopes to persuade some of its 175m listeners to start paying £9.99 a month by being ‘less spreadsheet, more Snapchat’

Stuart Dredge

03, May, 2016 @6:00 AM

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