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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

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

Beyoncé & JAY-Z’s Album Is Now On Spotify & Apple Music

There's an already-famous moment on Everything Is Love, the collaborative album that Beyoncé and Jay-Z surprise-released over the weekend, where Beyoncé growls a few words…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2018 - 8:51 am

Spotify Rescinds Hateful Conduct Policy, Restores XXXTentacion To Playlists

A few weeks ago, Spotify announced a new hate content and hateful conduct policy which resulted in the removal of R. Kelly and XXXTentacion's music…
James Rettig | June 1, 2018 - 3:07 pm

Spotify To Promote XXXTentacion Again After Backlash

Spotify announced a new policy against "Hate Content & Harmful Conduct" earlier this month, under which the music-streaming service stopped including artists guilty of misconduct…
Julia Gray | May 24, 2018 - 9:25 pm

XXXTentacion’s “SAD!” Also Removed From Spotify Playlists Under New Policy

As part of Spotify's new hate content and hateful conduct policy, which officially went into effect today (5/10), the company announced that they would no…
Dan Rys / Billboard | May 10, 2018 - 3:33 pm

Spotify Removes R. Kelly From Its Playlists

Beginning today (May 10), Spotify users will no longer be able to find R. Kelly's music on any of the streaming service's editorial or algorithmic playlists.
Dan Rys / Billboard | May 10, 2018 - 9:27 am

Nick Offerman’s New Music Movie Features Jeff Tweedy, A Spotify Indie Playlist, And A Character Watching Mitski On YouTube

Fellow bearded Americana stalwarts Nick Offerman and Jeff Tweedy have collaborated on a number of projects, and now their paths will cross again in the…
Julia Gray | April 23, 2018 - 8:56 pm

Taylor Swift – “September” (Earth, Wind & Fire Cover)

Taylor Swift used to play for Team Apple. Way back in 2015, following an open letter penned by Swift about the platform's refusal to pay
Peter Helman | April 13, 2018 - 12:09 am
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