ME! singer Taylor Swift has softened her stance on Spotify. But can the company stay number one in the streaming charts? Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire.

Spotify now has 100 million paying subscribers and 217 million users in total. This sounds like sweet news for the music streamer, which is also inc(...)

Canadian music star Drake: His song ‘One Dance’ was the biggest digital single of 2016, according to the IFPI. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

When you’re repeat-listening to songs that are your definition of joy, songs that are open wounds, music that becomes your cultural glue, the business(...)

Netflix increasingly produces its own content, creating further competition with the film and television studios rather than offering a direct outlet for their content in the way Spotify does for the record labels. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

The recording music industry offers a cautionary tale to the US Motion Picture Association, which this week went to the High Court in Dublin to force (...)

A man walks on a red carpet in front of the Gulfstream G650 ER aircraft at Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE) at Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai, China. Photograph: REUTERSAly Song
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