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Spotify to Add New Visual Elements to Podcasts, Video, & More with New Spotlight Multimedia Format

Spotify has announced plans to introduce a new multimedia format called Spotlight to their application. Already partnered with eight companies like BuzzFeed News, Cheddar, Lenny…
Rob Arcand / January 20, 2018

Spotify Has Filed to Go Public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2018

It looks like Spotify is finally ready go public after all. In the final weeks of December, the streaming platform filed to go public on…
Rob Arcand / January 6, 2018

Spotify Says That Eminem’s “Till I Collapse” is the Most Popular Song on Workout Playlists Worldwide

January always seems like the most crowded month at the gym for us regulars, but maybe you can take comfort in knowing that, at least…
Rob Arcand / January 6, 2018

Reports: Spotify Files Confidentially for Its IPO

Spotify chose the sleepy week between Christmas and New Year's to file confidential IPO documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission, a move that signals…
Billboard Staff / January 3, 2018

Wixen Music Publishing Sues Spotify for $1.6 Billion Over Alleged Copyright Infringement

Spotify has been hit with a copyright lawsuit seeking $1.6 billion in damages by a publishing company which administers song compositions by Tom Petty, Dan…
Drew Salisbury / January 2, 2018

Ed Sheeran Tops Spotify’s 2017 Most-Streamed List

The Grammys may have dissed Ed Sheeran, but Spotify says he is the most streamed artist of the year. The streaming service announced Tuesday that…
Associated Press / December 5, 2017

Spotify Attorney Estimates the Service Infringed 300,000 Songs in Settlement Hearing

Spotify is said to be preparing an initial public offering -- perhaps a "direct listing" that would take place next year. It still faces one significant obstacle,…
Robert Levine, Billboard / December 2, 2017

Spotify Has Acquired Cloud-Based Recording Software Soundtrap For “At Least $30 Million”

Spotify has acquired Swedish startup Soundtrap, a cloud-based digital audio workstation. In the new "at least $30 million" dollar deal, the streaming giant has purchased…
Rob Arcand / November 19, 2017

Will Taylor Swift’s Reputation Be on Streaming Services? Probably Not

Taylor Swift may have starred in a trendy commercial for Apple Music, but the only music streaming service promising to offer her new album this Friday is one you've almost…
Anna Gaca / November 7, 2017

Watch Frank Ocean Honor Rick Rubin at the Spotify Secret Genius Awards With an Eight-Second Speech

Hey, look everyone, it's the elusive Frank Ocean, out speaking publicly in the world! Here he is, at Spotify's Secret Genius Awards. The Genius Award is a…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 3, 2017

Frank Ocean Will Present “Legendary Genius Award” to Rick Rubin at Spotify’s Inaugural Secret Genius Awards

Frank Ocean will make a rare public appearance at Spotify’s inaugural Secret Genius Awards to present Rick Rubin with the first-ever Legendary Genius Award. The…
James Rettig, Stereogum / October 26, 2017

Taylor Swift Sets Spotify Global First-Day Record With 8 Million Streams of ‘Look’

Spotify says Taylor Swift has set a new global first-day streaming record. The music-delivery site said Saturday (Aug. 26) it had logged more…
Associated Press / August 28, 2017

Spotify Removes White Supremacist Artists as Streaming Companies Begin to Monitor “Hate Bands”

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 Staff, Billboard / August 16, 2017

OneRepublic Really Tried to Cover Oasis’ “Champagne Supernova”

This is bad as hell: a faithful and dead-eyed cover of "Champagne Supernova" by Ryan-Tedder-led Top 40 hitmakers OneRepublic. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios for Spotify's…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 25, 2017

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 Spotify, claiming…
Andy Gensler, Billboard / July 8, 2017
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