Streaming works brilliantly for the 1 per cent of top acts, and nobody else

There's good reason that it's not often an independent act expresses anything other than scorn for streaming services

19th February, 2017

Adele swore on live TV (again), Beyoncé proudly paraded her baby bump and recording artists fell over one another to politicise their acceptance speeches.

The Grammy awards last weekend largely followed the script – until Chance the Rapper stepped up to take the award for best new artist and gave a “shout out to Soundcloud”. ‘Musician in thanking streaming service shocker,’ the headlines might have read, if there had been less Adele or Grammy...

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