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We came, we surfed, then Covid forced us to pee in a layby on the way home | Kitty Empire
The dilemma coming to a staycation near you: what do you do when one of you tests positive four days into a holiday?

Kitty Empire

17, Jul, 2021 @2:00 PM

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‘A talent scout can’t go to 100 shows a night’ – how big data is choosing the next pop stars
Faced with so much new music, major labels are using algorithms to hunt down tomorrow’s hits. Is this great news for rising stars – or the recipe for a bland new future?

Alex Rayner

28, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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When podcasts go sour: can shows like Reply All come back from scandal?
Gimlet’s smash hit podcast returns from an enforced hiatus this week ... minus one of its hosts. But its future, and that of other shows blighted by controversy, is now precarious

Rachel Aroesti

10, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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In big tech’s dystopia, cat videos earn millions while real artists beg for tips | John Harris
Instead of paying musicians properly, the likes of Spotify have set up ‘donation’ buttons – thus passing the buck to fans, says Guardian columnist John Harris

John Harris

30, May, 2021 @11:39 AM

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Daniel Ek reveals Kroenke family have rejected his bid to buy Arsenal
The Spotify owner Daniel Ek has revealed he made a bid to buy Arsenal this week that was rejected by the Kroenke family

Rob Bleaney

15, May, 2021 @8:08 PM

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Apple accused of breaking EU law over App Store sales fees
iPhone and iPad maker distorts competition for streaming services such as Spotify, says commissioner

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

30, Apr, 2021 @1:52 PM

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Kroenkes insist Arsenal not for sale but Spotify’s Daniel Ek will press on with bid
Arsenal’s owners have insisted they will not sell at any price but a group led by Daniel Ek intends to test their resolve by pressing ahead with a firm offer

Nick Ames

27, Apr, 2021 @6:02 PM

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Spotify expected to report subscriber slowdown
Such an update would be another signal that Covid lockdown entertainment boom is over

Mark Sweney

25, Apr, 2021 @2:44 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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Today’s pop industry cheats songwriters | Björn Ulvaeus
It’s the song, not the album, that rules modern pop – but payment for writers is dysfunctional at best. We urgently need a new model

Björn Ulvaeus

17, Apr, 2021 @6:01 AM

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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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The Musical Human by Michael Spitzer review – a wide-ranging global history of music
From the first rhythms and birdsong to Whitney Houston and Arvo Pärt – how music has evolved over 165m years

Richard Lea

03, Apr, 2021 @6:30 AM

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