Ed Sheeran's single "Shape of You" was streamed 1.4 million times in 2017. Was that enough for the number one spot?
At only 27 years old, he has smashed sales records and won not only a swathe of prizes but a royal distinction. How to explain the Sheeran phenomenon as he embarks on yet another packed stadium tour?
Spotify, Facebook and Apple have all taken down content by Alex Jones, whose InfoWars site has a mass following. While he's previously taken heat for fake news, it was hate speech that landed him in hot water now.
Annual income growth of 41 percent means streaming platforms are now the music sector's single-largest revenue source. But will the spoils be passed on to artists, who often complain of paltry earnings?
As the popular music streaming service goes public today, Spotify is set to continue to revolutionize the music business. But who ultimately profits?
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