Posts tagged "spotify"

2014: The Year In Beef

Beef in the 2014 music world certainly wasn't rare. There were fights about talent, fights about snubs, fights about money, and fights about brunch. There…
By: James Grebey / December 29, 2014

Uber Will Reportedly Partner With Spotify for In-Car Music Service

Spotify users are already able to listen to music on the go, but according to The New York Times, the service may…
By: Colin Joyce / November 15, 2014

Taylor Swift’s Label Says She Only Earned $500K From Spotify

Update: Spotify has responded.
By: James Grebey / November 13, 2014

Different Strokes for Different Folks: Fan Engagement in the Streaming Era

We all listen to music for different reasons. Yet there remains a distinct separation within music fandom: some people live it, they listen intently and…
By: SPIN Staff / November 12, 2014

Spotify Claims Taylor Swift Was on Track to Make $6 Million This Year

Taylor Swift might've left a good chunk of money on the table when she pulled all her music from Spotify last week, according to…
By: James Grebey / November 11, 2014

Musicians Earn More From Spotify Than From iTunes in Some Markets

Taylor Swift may've recently decided that she doesn't need Spotify, but artists in some markets are reportedly earning more from Spotify's streaming royalties tha…
By: James Grebey / November 5, 2014

Silent Spotify Silent Album Earns $20,000 and Michelle Shocked Wants a Piece

Remember Sleepify, the silent album funk band Vulfpeck created for the sole purpose of gaming the Spotify payout system to earn them some cash…
By: Dan Reilly / July 25, 2014

Spotify Map App Spotlights ‘Music of the World’

Have you ever wondered what the pop charts of Papua New Guinea look like? Or a list of Latvia's local listens? Well, now Spotify user…
By: Olivia Forman / July 22, 2014

Spotify Reaches 10 Million Paid Users, But Will It Make Money?

Music streaming has crossed a new benchmark. Spotify announced today it now has 10 million paying subscribers globally. Including free listeners, it now…
By: Marc Hogan / May 21, 2014

A Quarter of Spotify Songs Are Skipped in First Five Seconds

Nearly half of all songs played via Spotify are skipped before they finish, according to data provided by the company's internal analytics system.
By: Chris Martins / May 7, 2014

Spotify Shoots Down Band’s Silent Album Fundraising Hack

Vulfpeck wanted to go on tour this fall, but didn't want to charge their fans admission. So the funk group released Sleepify, a Spotify…
By: John Surico / April 25, 2014

Band Funds Tour by Posting Silent Album to Spotify

Musicians from Thom Yorke to David Byrne aren't fans of Spotify, mostly due to the fact that the service pays artists somewhere around half…
By: Dan Reilly / March 19, 2014

Spotify Buys the Company Behind Those Music Maps

Last week, a behind-the-scenes music technology company called The Echo Nest took on a higher profile when it shared a handful of state-by-state…
By: Marc Hogan / March 6, 2014

Download Sales Keep Plummeting, So Streaming Better Pick Up the Slack

Gentle friends, start your streaming. No, really, stream up a storm. Knock yourselves out. The music business could depend on it. Downloads, the numbers suggest,…
By: Marc Hogan / January 24, 2014

Four Tet Joins Bandcamp, Posts Four Early, Out-of-Print Titles

In December, Four Tet's Kieran Hebden gave away a trove of his old songs via Sendspace, quipping, "Is sendspace indie label of the…
By: Philip Sherburne / January 17, 2014

Is Beats Music All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Imagine your favorite song; now ask yourself why it's your favorite. Some reasons are quantifiable — the musical key, the genre, the tempo, the release…
By: Garrett Kamps / January 16, 2014

Spotify Adds Led Zeppelin and Free Mobile Streaming

Led Zeppelin have reunited — at least, long enough to sign a deal with Spotify. The legendary rock heavies will finally make their song catalog…
By: Marc Hogan / December 11, 2013

Spotify Plans Free Mobile Music Streaming

Spotify's free music streaming service is currently available only on a computer, but a free mobile version is in the works. The Sweden-based music streaming…
By: Marc Hogan / December 6, 2013

Trent Reznor’s Beats Music Launches in January

A long-hinted rival to Spotify and other music streaming providers will launch next month. Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers announced the service's January 2014 U.S.
By: Marc Hogan / December 4, 2013

Spotify Reveals How Much, or How Little, It Pays Per Stream

The debate over music's ongoing shift toward online streaming just got a tiny bit more transparent. For all the heated opinions both for and against…
By: Marc Hogan / December 3, 2013
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