How does Charli XCX feel about the much embattled topic of streaming music services? Unlike a lot of her compatriots in the industry, she really has no issue with them.
"I think that that whole debate [about whether music services are cheating artists] has different answers depending on what kind of artist you are and what kind of level you are at, I suppose," she told MTV News. "For me, I just want people to hear my music. For it to be able to be spread worldwide... I'm all for that. People ask me about this whole thing all the time -- 'Do you feel like you're being cheated?' I don't know enough to answer that question. I don't feel cheated or anything like that."
Charli's take on streaming isn't exactly surprising -- given that she came out in support Tuesday for MixRadio, a streaming app that was just made available on iOS and Android. Unlike services like Spotify, MixRadio is more concerned with personalized mixes and music discovery than listening to whole albums on-demand.
The "Sucker" singer was on hand at a New York event to talk about the service -- which she just joined that day -- and perform "Boom Clap" with the legendary Nile Rodgers.
"I think it's great that streaming services can provide support for new artists," Charli said. "Even like five or six years ago it was really a lot of blogs and stuff like that, and now I feel like it can be things like MixRadio and streaming services that can really help the profile of new artists."
Charli isn't the first -- of last -- musician to put her influence behind such a service. Not long ago, a whole passel of famous musicians -- including Rihanna, Daft Punk, Nicki Minaj and more -- got on stage to throw their support behind Jay Z's new streaming music platform, Tidal, which aims to more fairly compensate musicians by paying out higher royalties and offering more exclusive content.
Spotify has also long had relationships with artists as well -- working with artists like D.A. Wallach of Chester French, their artist-in-residence, and bringing bands like Metallica and Frank Ocean to their events.