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Has Lady Gaga’s Comeback Album Failed Before It’s Even Out?

The world is ready for Lady Gaga again, but Lady Gaga does not seem ready for the world. A day before Gaga's ostensible comeback album…
Chris DeVille | October 20, 2016 - 3:47 pm

But Who's Buying?

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

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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

More Spotify stories

New York Times Subscriptions Now Include Spotify Premium

At a time when the federal government is actively waging a war against news organizations, it's never been more important to support quality journalism. As…
Chris DeVille | February 8, 2017 - 11:10 am

Spotify Teases Return Of Prince Catalog To Streaming Services

Prince's music catalog may return to streaming services (besides Tidal) in conjunction with a tribute performance during the Grammys, which take place on 2/12 this…
James Rettig | January 30, 2017 - 12:04 pm

Prince Estate Seeks Spotify And Apple Music Deals, Continues Legal Fight With Tidal

When Prince died last April he was obviously one of the most searched artists on streaming services as people looked to mourn his death, but…
Collin Robinson | January 10, 2017 - 11:53 am

Spotify Teases New Dirty Projectors Music Little Bubble

After staying quiet for years, Dirty Projectors returned in September with the glitchy new single "Keep Your Name." Dave Longstreth's depressive lyrics and the song's…
Peter Helman | December 17, 2016 - 6:38 pm

Drake Is Spotify’s Most Streamed Artist Of The Year Again

Here's a measure of how ridiculously, absurdly popular Drake is right now. For the past two years, he's made his music available to stream on…
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2016 - 9:09 am

Spotify Reportedly In “Advanced Talks” To Buy SoundCloud

SoundCloud has had a rough go of its move toward monetization, but it's still the most important and influential service on the planet for unsigned…
Michael Nelson | September 28, 2016 - 5:32 pm

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

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

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
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