FT Life of a Song

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Each month FT music critics and contributors discuss the story of a song, from its origins and early recordings through cover versions good and bad. Formerly called FT Arts.

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FT Life of a Song

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61 The Life of a Song: Apache2016-06-10 05:30:00
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62 Is music streaming making us better listeners?2016-06-08 23:00:00
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Is music streaming making us better listeners?

How is music streaming changing the experience of listeners? Are the algorithms that guide us through this new world an adequate replacement for DJs, critics and knowledgable record shop owners? Could endless choice paradoxically be making us more conservative in our tastes? Lorien Kite discusses these questions with Spotify's Will Page and FT pop critic Ludovic Hunter-Tilney.…read more

63 The Life of a Song: I Feel Love2016-06-03 05:00:00
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64 The Life of a Song: Skinny Love2016-05-27 05:00:00
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65 Ben Lerner reads his poem 'Index of Themes'2016-05-20 08:00:00
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66 The Life of a Song: So What2016-05-20 05:00:00
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67 Digital memory in the age of social media2016-05-19 11:19:36
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68 The Life of a Song: Every Rose Has Its Thorn2016-05-13 05:00:00
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69 The Life of a Song: Everything I Own2016-05-06 05:00:00
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70 The Life of a Song: In The Air Tonight2016-04-29 05:00:00
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71 The Life of a Song: Song to the Siren2016-04-22 05:00:00
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72 The Life of a Song: This Land Is Your Land2016-04-15 06:00:00
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73 The Life of a Song: Living in the Past2016-04-08 10:07:00
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74 The Life of a Song: Bridge Over Troubled Water2016-04-01 14:45:00
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75 The Life of a Song: Grandma's Hands2016-03-25 09:00:00
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76 The Life of a Song: Dem Bones2016-03-18 16:45:00
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77 The Life of a Song: Amsterdam2016-03-11 11:00:00
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78 The Life of a Song: Lady Marmalade2016-03-04 17:08:14
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79 The Life of a Song: Dark was the Night, Cold was the Ground2016-02-26 14:47:17
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80 The Life of a Song: Cherokee2016-02-19 18:06:03
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