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No Wave: Is This The End Of Tidal? And If So … Then What?

On June 30, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was in talks to acquire Tidal, the on-demand music-streaming service launched by Jay Z (and…
Michael Nelson | September 27, 2016 - 10:07 am

List

The 10 Most Unattractive Songs That You Can Now Make Your Tinder Anthem

2015 was the year pop stars invaded our dating apps. Mariah Carey was on Match.com; Zedd, Jason Derulo, and Luke Bryan all premiered music through…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 20, 2016 - 12:04 pm

The Week In Pop

Fall Pop Preview: Does 2016 Have Any Blockbusters Left In It?

In 2016, a new event album seems to materialize out of nowhere every few weeks, seizing the zeitgeist for a few precious weeks (or days!)…
Chris DeVille | September 1, 2016 - 3:26 pm

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List

The 10 Most Unattractive Songs That You Can Now Make Your Tinder Anthem

2015 was the year pop stars invaded our dating apps. Mariah Carey was on Match.com; Zedd, Jason Derulo, and Luke Bryan all premiered music through…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 20, 2016 - 12:04 pm

Apple “Not Looking” To Buy Tidal, Spotify Hits 40M Subs

Streaming wars update! There has long been talk that Apple is hoping to buy Tidal, thus conveniently putting all the music-streaming exclusives we'd like to…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2016 - 9:12 am

James Blake Explains Why He Turned Down Drake On Spotify’s New Secret Genius Radio Show

Spotify launched two new radio shows today, which one can only assume is an attempt to compete with Apple Music's Beats 1 Radio. Both shows…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 13, 2016 - 1:42 pm

Apple Responds To Spotify’s Allegation Of Unfair Business Practices

Earlier this week, Spotify sent a letter to Apple saying that they were "causing grave harm to Spotify and its customers" by rejecting an update…
James Rettig | July 1, 2016 - 2:18 pm

Spotify: Apple Rejected Our iOS Update To Drive iPhone Owners To Apple Music

Do you guys like to live in a state of constant paralyzed technophobic horror? You should read Dave Eggers' 2013 novel, The Circle, or this
Michael Nelson | June 30, 2016 - 5:58 pm

Kanye West’s Updated The Life Of Pablo Is Now On Apple Music And Spotify

Haha, remember when Kanye said that The Life Of Pablo would "never never never be on Apple" and it would "never be for sale" and…
Peter Helman | March 30, 2016 - 10:06 pm

Kanye West’s “Famous” Now On Spotify, Apple Music

When Kanye West released his new album The Life Of Pablo last month, he made a big point of announcing that it would never be…
Tom Breihan | March 28, 2016 - 8:41 am

Jay Z’s Pulled Several Albums From Every Streaming Service Except Tidal

Jay Z pulled his classic debut album Reasonable Doubt from Spotify last April, just a week after he launched Tidal. And apparently, as Pitchfork points…
Peter Helman | March 15, 2016 - 6:38 pm

Sounding Board

Life After Pablo: Where Does Tidal Go From Here?

It's been a little less less than a year since Jay Z bought Aspiro -- the Swedish company behind the streaming service Tidal -- but…
Michael Nelson | February 26, 2016 - 4:01 pm

David Lowery Sues Spotify For $150 Million

As if the battle for streaming supremacy wasn't enough of mess, a $150 million class action lawsuit against Spotify may complicate things even more. …
Collin Robinson | December 29, 2015 - 11:45 am

Let It Stream: The Beatles Are Now On Spotify, Apple Music, & Other Services

After holding out on streaming services for longer than almost anyone else, the Beatles have now licensed their albums to basically every streaming service that…
Tom Breihan | December 23, 2015 - 11:59 pm

Prince Explains Why Tidal Will Win The Streaming Wars

Prince is the type of artist who speaks in riddles and who tends to substitute "funk mysticism" for "logic," so maybe he's not the ultimate…
Tom Breihan | December 23, 2015 - 8:42 am

Watch Joanna Newsom Talk To Larry King About Spotify, Andy Samberg, Kendrick Lamar

Joanna Newsom does so little mainstream media that it's absolutely fucking bizarre to see her sitting down with American fossil Larry King, a man who…
Tom Breihan | December 14, 2015 - 10:58 am

Spotify Considers Restricting Some Music To Paid Subscribers Only

Spotify is considering letting some artists release albums on the service for its paid subscribers only, according to a new report from The Wall Street
James Rettig | December 8, 2015 - 5:46 pm

The Week In Pop

Ellie Goulding Doesn’t Understand What Makes “A Big Pop Album”

When Ellie Goulding announced her new album, Delirium, over the summer, the press release included this quote from the British singer: "A part of me…
Chris DeVille | November 5, 2015 - 4:43 pm

Essay

Adele’s 25 Is Out In Two Weeks But No One Knows If It Will Be Streaming

Adele's "Hello" came out only 13 days ago, but you've probably heard it more than a hundred times already, even if you haven't consciously sought…
Michael Nelson | November 5, 2015 - 1:58 pm

Spotify Removes Victory Records Catalog

Last night, Spotify pulled all songs by artists signed to Victory Records from its US service, The Wall Street Journal reports. The removal comes in…
Peter Helman | October 20, 2015 - 7:24 pm

Joanna Newsom – “Divers” Video (Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)

UPDATE: Here's the official video in high quality. …
Peter Helman | October 18, 2015 - 9:37 pm
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