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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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Russell T Davies, unafraid to cast his show based on actors’ sexuality | Rebecca Nicholson
The writer is taking authenticity to new heights with his series about young gay men in the 1980s

Rebecca Nicholson

16, Jan, 2021 @5:30 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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Olivia Rodrigo: Disney star's No 1 debut single beats Ed Sheeran's record
A familiar sound and rumoured real-life relationship drama created a ‘perfect storm’ for the 17-year-old’s pop breakout

Laura Snapes

15, Jan, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Opinion divided over Trump's ban from social media
Actions spark debate on free speech and whether chief executives of tech firms are fit to act as judge and jury

Alex Hern

11, Jan, 2021 @6:17 PM

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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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Harry and Meghan put son Archie centre stage in first podcast
Surprise at end of episode featuring Sir Elton John, comedian James Corden and tennis star Naomi Osaka

Josh Halliday

29, Dec, 2020 @6:39 PM

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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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Harry and Meghan sign multi-year podcast deal with Spotify
Move will see the Sussexes host and produce programmes through their latest business venture

Caroline Davies

15, Dec, 2020 @5:40 PM

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Tech gift guide: ideas for last-minute Christmas presents
From speakers to watches through to tablets and games, there are lots of options

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

12, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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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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