Apple Music Passes Spotify in Total U.S. Subscriber Numbers: Report

Apple Music has surpassed Spotify in total number of paid U.S. subscribers, according to a report from Digital Music News. The new report is based on…
Israel Daramola / July 6, 2018

Spotify Has No Idea What It’s Doing With XXXTentacion

Just over one month ago, Spotify implicitly declared itself an arbiter of good and evil in the music industry. According to the terms of a short-lived…
Andy Cush / June 19, 2018

Spotify Officially Cancels Hateful Conduct Policy

After a month-long rollout plagued by backlash from musicians and industry insiders, Spotify has announced the cancellation of its controversial "hateful conduct" policy via a post on its…
Joshua Copperman / June 1, 2018

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek Admits Flaws in “Vague” Conduct Policy Rollout

Spotify announced a new policy about hateful content earlier this month, removing artists like R. Kelly and XXXTentacion from Spotify-curated playlists, but withdrew the policy shortly…
Joshua Copperman / May 31, 2018

Did Kendrick Lamar Threaten to Pull His Music From Spotify Over XXXTentacion Ban?

Last night, Bloomberg reported that Spotify is preparing to soften its recent "hateful conduct" policy that resulted in artists like R. Kelly and XXXTentacion being removed…
Jordan Sargent / May 25, 2018

Spotify to Move Back on XXXTentacion Policy After Outcry

Spotify might be moving back on its decision to remove artists from its playlists. After instituting a new policy for handling "hate content" and "hateful conduct" earlier…
Rob Arcand / May 24, 2018

YouTube Announces Expanded Music Credits on Videos

YouTube announced a new feature, rolling out today, that displays music credits in more detail than before. According to Pitchfork, the platform's "music in this video" feature…
Joshua Copperman / May 16, 2018

Apple Music and Pandora Are No Longer Promoting R. Kelly

On Thursday, Spotify said that it would be removing R. Kelly's music from its official playlists. Due to a new "hate content and hateful conduct"
Rob Arcand / May 12, 2018

What Does Spotify’s R. Kelly Policy Say About Policing a Streaming Platform?

Yesterday, Spotify announced that it was pulling R. Kelly's music from its numerous editorial and algorithmic playlists. Due to…
Rob Arcand / May 11, 2018

XXXTentacion and Tay-K Quietly Pulled From Spotify Playlists After Anti-Hate Policy Changes

In a Billboard story today, Spotify announced new policies for dealing with what it calls "hateful conduct" and "hate content." Under the new rules, anyone who engages…
Andy Cush / May 10, 2018

Spotify Pulls R. Kelly From Playlists Under New Anti-Hate Policy

Spotify is removing R. Kelly's music from its official "editorial" and programmed playlists as part of a new policy on hate content and hateful conduct, the service announced…
Anna Gaca / May 10, 2018

NYSE Celebrated Spotify’s IPO by Accidentally Flying the Swiss Flag (Instead of the Swedish One)

Spotify went public today, and the New York Stock Exchange wanted to do something special to welcome the leading streaming music company into the club.
Andy Cush / April 3, 2018

Watch Taylor Swift’s New Vertical Video for “Delicate”

Taylor Swift has released a vertical-format alternate video for "Delicate," a song from last November's album Reputation. The latest clip offers a one-take iPhone video that shows Taylor lip-syncing in an ominous forrest. It…
Anna Gaca / March 30, 2018

Spotify Announces First Public Trading Date

After filing for public offering on the New York Stock Exchange last month, Spotify has announced a date for the offering. According to CNBC, the…
Rob Arcand / March 15, 2018

Spotify Files for IPO

Spotify officially filed paperwork for a public offering with the Security and Exchanges Commission on Wednesday (Feb. 28), revealing plans to offer shares worth up…
Billboard, Colin Stutz / February 28, 2018
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