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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 »

Yesterday, I wrote a post about Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland. Bizkit are about to headline the ShipRocked cruise, along with a whole mess of other nü-metal bands, and Borland seemed to be dreading the prospect. In an Instagram post, he said as much: “Whenever we aren’t on stage, I’ll be curled up fetal positio… More »

Wayne Coyne has never been shy about his opinions. Known in recent years for giving freewheeling, often hilarious interviews, he’s also made some comments that have understandably pissed people off — particularly this past spring, when there were a whole bunch of headlines about the Flaming Lips’ falling out with drummer Kliph Scurlock and the… More »

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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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Spotify Reportedly Expanding Into Video

The appeal of Spotify is pretty easy to figure out: Almost any song you might want to hear, on immediate demand, and without ads if…
Tom Breihan | May 7, 2015 - 2:25 pm
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Department Of Justice, FTC Investigating Apple For Pressuring Labels To End Free Streaming

Apple is currently in the process of getting all their ducks in a row to launch a new music streaming service — expected to be…
James Rettig | May 5, 2015 - 6:06 pm
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Spotify Has Compiled The Ultimate 4/20 Playlist

In honor of today's... err... holiday, Spotify has compiled a list of all of the songs most frequently included on 4/20-themed playlists, along with a…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 20, 2015 - 11:48 am
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Spotify Says Ed Sheeran Puts More People To Sleep Than Any Other Artist

As someone who spent an embarrassing amount of time watching old Ed Sheeran videos with a friend the other night, this headline kind of confounded…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 13, 2015 - 5:25 pm
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Jay Z Pulls Reasonable Doubt Off Spotify

Reasonable Doubt, Jay Z’s all-time classic debut album, has been removed from Spotify. Jay’s camp hasn’t provided official word as to why the record wa…
Chris DeVille | April 6, 2015 - 10:54 am
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Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly Sets Spotify’s Global One-Day Streaming Record

Late Sunday night, a week ahead of its intended 3/23 release date, Kendrick Lamar released his ambitious avant-jazz-rap statement To Pimp A Butterfly on iTune…
Peter Helman | March 17, 2015 - 6:20 pm
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Björk Weighs In On Spotify Debate

The great Spotify debate rages on, and the latest artist to weigh in is Icelandic fairy queen Björk, who addressed the streaming service in a…
Caitlin White | February 27, 2015 - 10:39 am
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