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How streaming services like Spotify saved the music industry

Streaming giants and their stranglehold on the industry are divisive to say the least with everyone from Beyoncé to Taylor railing against them. But here record company exec Jamie Collinson argues they aren’t parasites, but the saviours of the music world

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The best dance, opera and classical music to book in London in 2022

From a celebration of the power of the voice to an adaptation of a dystopian novel, the worlds of dance, opera and classical music are looking firmly forward

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Sound Voice Installation at Kings Place: Challenging and beautiful

The venue’s celebration of the voice launched with a thoughtful look at what happens when it’s cruelly taken away

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IDLES at Brixton Academy: Subtle? No. Explosively exciting? You bet

They started with a self-effacing joke, then they blew the roof off

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Lise Davidsen at Barbican: a beautiful recital of well-chosen work

Even if clarity of diction was intermittent, the sheer beauty of tone was undeniable

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Cat Power - Covers review: Her finest set of interpretations yet

Taking inspiration from Frank Ocean, Lana Del Rey and beyond, Chan Marshall pushes the songs of others into her own world

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FKA twigs - Caprisongs review: Even performance artists wanna have fun

Tahliah Barnett is enjoying her time in the sun on this new mixtape - and who can blame her?

TV

What can we expect from jeen-yuhs, Netflix’s three-part Kanye doc?

The feverishly anticipated “trilogy” is arriving next month

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Who is PinkPantheress, BBC Radio 1’s Sound of 2022 winner?

The genre-melding 20-year-old has set the internet alight

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The best UK festivals confirmed for 2022

Already dreaming of the summer? These are the festivals you need to know about

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The best new albums arriving in 2022 — from Wet Leg to Liam Gallagher

Gigs might be up in the air but we’re sure to get some fantastic recorded music coming out this year

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Little Simz at Brixton Academy review: blossoming superstar potential

The rapper-singer-songwriter’s milestone show was sure evidence that she’s destined for the top

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Seven classic Christmas No 1 battles

From Mariah Carey to, erm, Mr Blobby

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Jingle Bell Ball review: sugary junk food in musical form

Covid left the line-up of this festive musical feast depleted, but Griff and Anne Marie stood out

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Christian Gerhaher at Wigmore Hall: capturing joy and pain in song

The singer’s prioritising of expression over tone paid off to affecting effect

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Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball: How to watch, line-ups and more

The festive extravaganza is gearing up for its big return this weekend

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Willow at the Electric Ballroom: A big love-in for the youngest Smith

Willow Smith’s first London gig in nearly half a decade was a truly special night

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Alicia Keys - Keys review: Playing twice is twice as nice

The 26-song monster acts as its own remix album - but the second round is hardly a hardship to get through

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Jamie Barton/Jake Heggie at Barbican: a programme designed to delight

The American pair brought verve and spark to their programme, to an enthusiastic response

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Arca - KiCk ii/iii/iiii/iiiii review: 47 tracks of wild exploration

With four new works, the Venezuelan producer delivers a pentalogy that can mesmerise and terrify

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No Rome - It’s All Smiles review: Short, sweet, sandpapered pop

On his debut album, Rome Gomez delivers a sound that feels very much his own

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Battle of the sleigh bells: 2021’s best and worst Christmas songs

Are this year’s crop of yuletide tunes Christmas crackers, or do they sound like a bit of a turkey?

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Inside the campaign to fix music’s streaming problem

Friction between artists, labels and streaming giants is at a “watershed moment” — but will anything change?

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Spotify Wrapped 2021: Everything you need to know

Who soundtracked your second pandemic year? It’s time to find out

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A who’s who guide to the people behind Adele’s 30

The hit-making co-writers and producers who helped bring Adele’s visions to life

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Richard Dawson & Circle - Henki: A bizarrely entertaining sound world

Newcastle folk artist Richard Dawson’s collaboration with the eclectic Finnish metal band is full of twists and turns

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Nell & The Flaming Lips - Where the Viaduct Looms: Unexpected fun

The US psych-rockers have enlisted 14-year-old from Leeds for Nick Cave covers album - and it works

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Pa Salieu at O2 Shepherd’s Bush review: What a performer

The Coventry rapper had the audience in the palm of his hand from the off

Exhibitions

Amy: Beyond the Stage at Design Museum - An intimate ode to an icon

With handwritten lyrics, iconic looks and more, this retrospective pays loving homage to Amy Winehouse’s life and career

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Why you need to listen to Bristol punk group IDLES now

‘Bands that can make albums as good and as quickly are exceptional,’ Jamie Collinson gives his verdict on a the Bristol punk group