Music & money: Spotify reduces workforce as profitability remains elusive
11 December 2023 | 8:29 am
Is the Spotify model a successful one? The streaming platform launched in 2008 is the leader in its field, on par with what radio and CDs used to represent in the sense that it's become the most convenient way for people to consume music and other audio content.
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A Taiwanese rock band denies lip-synching at a concert in China, an offence that could see it pay a fine or even be banned in the country. We speak to Beijing-based journalist Fabian Kretschmer.
Jennifer Ben Brahim is joined in the studio by British singer-songwriter Ala.ni for a very festive edition of arts24. Ala.ni has just released the second instalment of her two-part Christmas EP "Christmas Vol.2", a mix of original tracks and covers such as Joni Mitchell’s "River"
This week on arts24's music show we welcome Martha Da'ro, a Belgian artist with Angolan heritage who is not only a musician but also an actor with roles in films like "Black", "A Girl from Mogadishu" and more recently hit French TV series "Lupin". She's just released her first studio album "Philophobia", in which she deconstructs her emotions. She tells us more about the record, her influences and her plans for 2024.
One of the world's top violinists has spoken to FRANCE 24 about his passion for his art and for helping people less fortunate than himself. The Russian-born Austrian classical violinist Yury Revich was named Young Artist of the year back in 2015 and has now performed at all the great venues worldwide, from Carnegie Hall in New York to La Scala in Milan.
The 2024 Grammy Awards were a night of glamour and celebration. But for the music business in general, times are getting tougher; we take a closer look. Also in this edition: Facebook faces an ageing user base as the social media giant marks its 20-year anniversary, and Boeing finds new production problems on the 737 MAX.
British actor Kingsley Ben-Adir talks about playing Bob Marley, learning Jamaican patois and discovering what the icon was like as a person from his friends and family. We also hear from the "One Love" filmmaker Reinaldo Marcus Green and get Bob Marley's son Ziggy's take on the film.
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Since February 24, 2022, Russia's full-scale invasion has had a huge impact on Ukraine, but also the European Union. To tackle inflation and other economic consequences, the EU has taken measures to try to shield its inhabitants from the cost-of-living crisis. We take a closer look.
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Europe Now brings you a special programme from Kyiv to mark the second anniversary of full-scale war in Ukraine. The fighting has killed and injured hundreds of thousands of people and left around a fifth of Ukrainian territory under Russian control, but this has not deterred Kyiv from seeking full membership of the European Union. In this first part of the show, we focus on Ukraine's reforms and its cultural heritage.
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Lina Soualem's latest film looks back at four generations of Palestinian women, with her mother, actress Hiam Abbass, serving as a guide to their family history. "Bye Bye Tiberias" charts their displacement from the shores of the Sea of Galilee to the village of Deir Hanna, using home videos and archive footage to place this very personal story within its larger historical context.
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Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre spoke to FRANCE 24 about the war in Ukraine ahead of the second anniversary this week of Russia's full-scale invasion.
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Located one hour from Madrid, the Toledo Training Command centre is one of the largest military training centres in Europe. Hundreds of Ukrainian civilians who have volunteered to head to the front are training there as part of the EU Military Assistance Mission in support of Ukraine (EUMAM), set up in October 2022. Spain is one of the EU's key training providers, having already trained 4,000 Ukrainian soldiers.
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