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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


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; Zedd, Jason Derulo, and Luke Bryan all premiered music through…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 20, 2016 - 12:04 pm

More Spotify stories

Spotify Pulls Ad Calling Justin Bieber “Latin King”

Bad PR week for Spotify! First we learned the streaming service was testing an unmarked sponsored songs unit that basically amounts to payola. And now…
Chris DeVille | June 22, 2017 - 9:42 am

Spotify Will Soon Let You Opt Out Of Payola

Here's a grim new thing to consider: A reality where you have to pay money to avoid the effects of payola. As TechCrunch reports, Spotify…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2017 - 9:25 am

Taylor Swift’s Music Returns To Spotify As Katy Perry’s New Album Drops

Taylor Swift is getting back together with a few of her famous exes, including Spotify and Pandora.
Mesfin Fekadu / Associated Press | June 8, 2017 - 9:13 pm

Spotify Settles Class Action Lawsuits Filed By David Lowery And Melissa Ferrick With $43.4 Million Fund

Spotify has reached a settlement with a group of songwriters who had sued for copyright infringement, eliminating an potential complication to the public offering that…
Robert Levine / Billboard | May 26, 2017 - 8:36 pm

Spotify To Develop Its Own Hardware

Thanks to a new job listing, Spotify has choreographed plans to join tech companies like Amazon and Snapchat in building its own music hardware. First…
Marc Schneider / Billboard | April 24, 2017 - 3:18 pm

Spotify Will Now Let Indie Labels Put Albums Behind A Paywall

Today, Spotify announced a new multi-year licensing deal with Merlin, the "global music rights agency" at the helm of independent music. Following a recent partnership
Rob Arcand / Spin | April 20, 2017 - 5:43 pm

Spotify & Universal Sign License Agreement That Allows Windowing For Paid Users

Spotify has finalized a new, multi-year global license agreement with Universal Music Group that, as expected, gives UMG artists access to a "flexible release policy"
Marc Schneider / Billboard | April 4, 2017 - 11:10 am

Spotify Hits 50M Subscribers, Plans Hi-Fi Tier

Congratulations to Spotify! Today the streaming service hit 50 million paid subscribers, just a little over five months after reaching 40 million last fall. Beyond…
Pranav Trewn | March 2, 2017 - 5:14 pm

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
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