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Noel Gallagher On Streaming

Noel Gallagher has spoken about streaming to the current issue of Music Week.

When asked It’s a good few years since you criticised people for being happy to spend a tenner on two cups of coffee, but less willing to pay for music. Has your stance on streaming softened at all?
He said “Well, it sounds shit for a start. I've got the Spotify app on my phone but I've actually pressed the button to go on it maybe half a dozen times. I [get so] annoyed with the thing that comes up and says, ‘We think that you might like this’. I'm like, ‘Don’t fucking tell me what I might like? This little fucking tiny phone is telling me, ‘We made this playlist for you’ and I'm like, ‘You fucking arrogant little piece of fucking junk’, I don’t like that. I come at music from a different way: I want to find it, discover it, own it and I want it to live in my life forever. We're all starting to get paid a bit better from [streaming] now, thank God for that, but it’s a hindrance as well because if yow’re trying to get anything done, people will just look at how many streams you’ve got and, if it isn’t the magic number, they'll dismiss it. The music that ’I'm making now, I even get told by my own record label, ‘It's hard to pigeonhole this because there’s these playlists’. ’I'm like, ‘Fuck ’em all’. I don’t care, that’s just the way that my music is now. I'm not going to tailor it for a playlist, fuck that.”

The new issue of Music Week is out now.

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