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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

Jimmy Iovine Explains Why The Music Biz Is Too Optimistic About Streaming

It's been three and a half years since Jimmy Iovine left his role as CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M to run Apple Music, but that…
Colin Stutz / Billboard | November 30, 2017 - 10:15 am

Spotify Removes White Supremacist Music

Spotify says it has removed an array of white-supremacist acts from its streaming service that had been flagged as racist "hate bands" by the Southern…
Billboard | August 16, 2017 - 4:04 pm

Phoenix – “Un Peu Menteur” (Christophe Cover)

Phoenix recently returned with Ti Amo, the follow-up to 2013's Bankrupt!. And even more recently, they headed into Spotify's studios in NYC to record a…
Peter Helman | August 2, 2017 - 7:22 pm

Spotify Reaches 60 Million Paid Subscribers

Spotify has reached 60 million paid subscribers, according to a new report from Reuters. The streaming company announced back in March of this year that…
James Rettig | July 31, 2017 - 5:28 pm

Lana Del Rey Sings Lust For Life Songs For The First Time At A Party For Her Biggest Spotify Fans

Lana Del Rey is perhaps most well-known as a purveyor of melancholia, singing songs of dysfunctional love and romanticized drug use and nostalgic references to…
Alexandra Holterman / Billboard | July 21, 2017 - 6:59 pm

Lana Del Rey’s Top Spotify Listeners Can Celebrate Lust For Life Release With Her In Hollywood Tomorrow

Lana Del Rey's highly anticipated new album Lust For Life leaked last night, and Lana isn't happy with all the "little fuckers" who downloaded it…
Peter Helman | July 19, 2017 - 7:03 pm

Spotify Hit With Two More Lawsuits Claiming “Staggering” Copyright Infringement

Spotify may have hoped that a proposed $43 million settlement announced a couple of months ago to end a class-action lawsuit would smooth over what…
Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter | July 19, 2017 - 5:28 pm

“Fake” Artist Discusses His Controversial Pseudonymous Songs For Spotify

Last week, Spotify was accused of paying producers to create songs under fake names and putting those songs onto premium playlists like "Deep Sleep" or…
Peter Helman | July 14, 2017 - 7:56 pm

Spotify Responds To Fraud Accusations: “We Do Not And Have Never Created Fake Artists”

A report earlier this week on Vulture headlined "The Streaming Problem: How Spammers, Superstars, And Tech Giants Gamed The Music Industry" made serious allegations against…
Andy Gensler / Billboard | July 8, 2017 - 11:52 am

Spotify Accused Of Manufacturing Fake Artists

According to a lengthy piece pinned to Vulture, Spotify has been reportedly paying producers to create songs under fake names. Filling its playlists with fake…
Rob Arcand / Spin | July 7, 2017 - 9:49 am

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
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