Showing All "Spotify" Posts

Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney has earned something of a reputation for talking shit on his bands' various peers, from Jack White to Justin Bieber. This time, though, you can understand where he's…   Read Story »
Back in March, a funk band named Vulfpeck came up with a way to game the Spotify payout system by streaming an album full of silence to raise enough money to go on tour. The band ended up making…   Read Story »
Vulfpeck is a funk band, but you might confuse them for minimalist composer John Cage after hearing their latest project. The Ann Arbor quartet has discovered a crafty way to exploit Spotify's…   Read Story »
As time-tested album cycles are discarded and abandoned, so too is an artist's traditional publicity window. In 2013, the best way to stay in the public eye was not to do interviews, but to bicker,…   Read Story »
The music industry may or may not be dying, but it's definitely changing. "Metamorphosis" is probably the right word because some days the music biz seems to have woken up and found itself…   Read Story »
In the newest issue of NME, the Smiths guitar legend Johnny Marr has a column, and he's taken the opportunity to pop some shit off. More specifically, he's joined the growing mass of musicians who…   Read Story »
While the official response is still a firm "I don't know," Peter Gabriel has opened up a little more to the idea of a Genesis reunion. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Gabriel said that he's not…   Read Story »
UPDATE: Today (12/11) Spotify confirmed new mobile and tablet functionality, among other things. Users of the free software can now shuffle their playlists or any artist catalog on their phones, and…   Read Story »
There is a growing contingency of artists who have joined the Anti-Spotify club -- Beck, Foals, David Byrne, Grizzly Bear, and Thom Yorke are all members. Complaints with Spotify range from disgust…   Read Story »
Early next year, Beck will release the much-awaited Morning Phase, his first proper new album since 2008's Modern Guilt. He's stayed busy in that time, certainly, producing albums for people like…   Read Story »