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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 views this album as an experiment — to make a big pop album. I made a conscious decision that I wanted it to be on another level.” This is a… More »

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 it out. Not a bad thing! It’s a hell of a song. But it is inescapable. There’s some empirical data to support that assumption: “Hello” sold a record-breaking 1.12 million… More »

Back when I was first becoming an obsessive music fan, Oasis were big for me. I loved everything: the classic albums, of course, but also the mid-period stuff most people dismiss. As I got older, those last two very underrated albums were special to me, too. I sought out all sorts of Oasis minutiae, from… More »

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Joanna Newsom Says Spotify Is Evil, Garbage

Joanna Newsom's new album, Divers, comes out next week, and the typically elusive singer has been the subject of many a profile over the past…
James Rettig | October 16, 2015 - 1:12 pm
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Streaming Music Now More Expensive For Chicagoans

If you live in Chicago and you're paying for a subscription to any music, TV, or movie streaming service, well, now you'll have to pay…
Peter Helman | July 3, 2015 - 3:06 pm
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Spotify Hater Thom Yorke Is Streaming His Albums On Apple Music

In July 2013, Thom Yorke pulled his solo album The Eraser and the Atoms For Peace album AMOK off the streaming services Spotify, Rdio, and…
Michael Nelson | June 30, 2015 - 6:00 pm
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AC/DC Finally Coming To Streaming Services Tomorrow

AC/DC are old school. They only started selling their music on iTunes three years ago, and up until now, they had resisted the lure of…
Peter Helman | June 29, 2015 - 7:50 pm
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Billy Corgan Forecasts A Bleak Future For Streaming Music

Billy Corgan went on CNBC earlier this week to talk about the state of the music business, particularly regarding Taylor Swift's open letter to Apple,…
Michael Nelson | June 24, 2015 - 4:54 pm
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Justin Vernon Isn’t A Fan Of Apple Music

The recent launch of Apple Music has garnered a divisive reaction from the music industry at large. Similar to the response when Tidal launched, many…
Caitlin White | June 16, 2015 - 5:31 pm
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Spotify Hits 75M Users, 20M Premium

As the streaming-services wars heat up, it's becoming increasingly apparent that upstarts like Apple Music and Tidal are going to have a hell of a…
Tom Breihan | June 10, 2015 - 9:35 am
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Spotify Expands Into Video, News, Fitness, Playlist Curation

The website for Spotify's new services leads off with a poem: "We've put together the music and shows to make your day. From the first…
Chris DeVille | May 20, 2015 - 1:17 pm
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Leaked Spotify Contract Reveals Sony’s Streaming Rates, Advances

Ever since streaming music services gained a significant foothold in the market, there has been so much hand-wringing about them in the music industry --…
Chris DeVille | May 19, 2015 - 2:49 pm
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Thanks To Spotify, Starbucks Baristas Will Now DJ For You Instead Of Talking About Racism

One of the most tone-deaf business decisions of the past year was Starbucks' attempt to start a conversation about race relations in America while making…
James Rettig | May 18, 2015 - 9:43 pm
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Very Candid Pete Townshend Talks Dylan, Springsteen, Zeppelin, Spotify, And Why He Doesn’t Enjoy Performing

This spring, Pete Townshend and the Who embarked on an extensive 50th anniversary tour, which has been billed as their last major outing. Townshend will…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 7, 2015 - 4:33 pm
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