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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’s New Playlists For Drivers Basically Amount To FM Radio

Spotify has basically invented drive-time FM radio. The Verge reports that the streaming platform is launching a new playlist aimed at commuters called Your Daily…
Peter Helman | June 12, 2019 - 4:03 pm

Spotify Hits 100M Paid Users, Twice As Many As Apple Music

Music streaming service Spotify says its paying subscribers have reached 100 million for the first time, up 32% on the year and almost twice the…
Associated Press | April 29, 2019 - 9:52 am

Spotify Removes Blood On The Dance Floor’s Music For Violating Prohibited Content Guidelines

Spotify has removed electro-pop band Blood on the Dance Floor’s catalog following a series of reports in which nearly two dozen women accuse frontman Jesus…
Tosten Burks / Spin | April 24, 2019 - 10:06 am

Beyoncé’s Lemonade Is Finally Coming To Spotify & Apple Music

Today, Beyoncé released Homecoming, a concert film and live album documenting her iconic 2018 Coachella performance. But that's not all she's giving us in the…
Peter Helman | April 17, 2019 - 4:04 pm

Spotify’s Secret Genius Songwriters Pen Letter To Daniel Ek Over CRB Rate Appeal: “You Have Used Us”

In 2017, Spotify launched its Secret Genius Awards annual event to honor songwriters and producers behind some of the streaming platform's most-played songs. But now…
Harley Brown / Billboard | April 9, 2019 - 7:38 pm

Apple Music Overtakes Spotify In US Paid Subscribers: Report

Apple Music now has more paid subscribers in the United States than Spotify, Reuters reports. According to a person familiar with the matter, Apple's streaming…
Peter Helman | April 5, 2019 - 2:42 pm

Spotify Lets You Mute Artists Now

Spotify is making it easier to mute R. Kelly. Or any other artist for that matter. The music streaming service has quietly gone wide with…
Marc Schneider / Billboard | January 21, 2019 - 2:57 pm

SZA Addresses Unreleased Music Leaked On Spotify

Nine unreleased SZA tracks were leaked on Spotify today. The songs, two of which feature Kendrick Lamar, were listed as an album called Comethru under…
Julia Gray | December 20, 2018 - 10:42 pm

El-P Calls Out Spotify For Not Protecting Artists Against Fraud

Run The Jewels rapper and producer El-P is calling out Spotify for what he alleges to be a lack of protection against fraud on the…
Rob Arcand / Spin | October 20, 2018 - 2:35 pm

This Spotify Commercial Has Been Banned In The UK For Being Too Scary

A Spotify ad has been banned in the UK for being too scary. The ad, which first ran online before YouTube videos this summer, is…
James Rettig | October 17, 2018 - 12:06 pm

Independent Artists Can Now Upload Their Music Directly To Spotify

Beginning today (9/20), Spotify will begin allowing a select group of independent artists the ability to upload their music directly onto the streaming platform through…
Dan Rys / Billboard | September 20, 2018 - 3:27 pm

Spotify Responds To Nicki Minaj’s Allegations Of Unfair Treatment

Nicki Minaj has been publicly thirsty for a #1 debut with her new album Queen, engaging in chicanery such as adding the 6ix9ine collab "Fefe"
Chris DeVille | August 20, 2018 - 2:26 pm

Menswear Startup Recommends Clothes Based On Your Spotify Data

Look, I'm not going to pretend to be some fashion expert here. Father John Misty would probably dismiss my wardrobe as graphic-designer quality at…
Chris DeVille | July 31, 2018 - 11:21 am

Apple Music Surpasses Spotify In Paid US Subscribers For The First Time: Report

Back in February the Wall Street Journal learned Apple Music was on pace to surpass Spotify in terms of paid US subscribers. Today, five months…
Chris DeVille | July 6, 2018 - 3:09 pm

Spotify Reportedly Offers Refunds For Excessive Drake Promotion

Drake's really, really long new double album Scorpion came out last Friday. People were excited, but, most of all, Spotify was excited. The streaming app…
Julia Gray | July 2, 2018 - 11:25 pm
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