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This Is Not Why Women Rappers Are Less Successful on Streaming Services

There are several odd arguments and assumptions in this Rolling Stone report exploring why men still dominate hip-hop on streaming platforms, even while more women gain ground on urban radio…
Tosten Burks / March 22, 2019

Spotify to Host Songwriter “Town Halls” to Discuss Paying Them Less Money: Report

This month, Spotify, Google, Amazon, and Pandora announced plans to appeal the Copyright Royalty Board's historic decision to increase songwriters' cut of streaming revenue. The board's ruling would increase…
Tosten Burks / March 18, 2019

Spotify’s Antitrust Case Against Apple, Explained

Spotify is gearing up for a heated antitrust dispute with Apple and their music streaming service, Apple Music. On Wednesday, the Swedish company filed an antitrust complaint…
Rob Arcand / March 16, 2019

Spotify, Google, and Amazon Challenge Increased Royalty Rate for Songwriters

Spotify, Google, Amazon, and Pandora have announced plans to appeal a decision by the Copyright Royalty Board that would drastically increase songwriters' slice of streaming revenue over the next four years.
Tosten Burks / March 7, 2019

Spotify to Acquire Podcast Firms Gimlet Media, Anchor

Music streaming giant Spotify on Wednesday (Feb. 6) unveiled definitive agreements to acquire podcast creator Gimlet Media, known for the likes of Homecoming and Reply All, and Anchor,…

Spotify Negotiating Purchase of Podcast Network Gimlet Media: Report

Spotify is in talks to acquire the podcast network Gimlet Media, Recode and the Wall Street Journal report. Gimlet, founded in 2014, produces the popular podcasts Reply All and StartUp, among…
Tosten Burks / February 1, 2019

A Slew of Seemingly Fake Artists Racked Up Lots of Real Plays on Spotify

Are you a fan of Bergenulo Five? How about DJ Bruej? Do the smooth sounds of Bratte Night tickle your fancy? Will you be spending your weekend curled…
Andy Cush / January 25, 2019

Spotify Now Allows You to Mute Artists

Spotify has quietly introduced a new feature that allows users to block any artist from automatically playing on the platform's playlists, charts, and radio options,…
Rob Arcand / January 21, 2019

Spotify Rumored to Release In-Car Music Player Later This Year

Spotify is allegedly releasing a voice-controlled, in-car music player later this year, The Financial Times reports. Rumors about the device have circulated since April, when…
Rob Arcand / January 19, 2019

Spotify Settles $1.6 Billion Lawsuit With Wixen Music Publishing

Wixen Music Publishing, the publishing company which represents various compositions by Tom Petty, Neil Young, Stevie Nicks, Rivers Cuomo, and others, has settled its lawsuit…
Rob Arcand / December 22, 2018

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 / October 20, 2018

Please Don’t Give Your Genetic Data to AncestryDNA as Part of Their Spotify Playlist Partnership

Ancestry, the world's largest for-profit genealogy company, has announced a new partnership with Spotify to create playlists based on your DNA. Using test results from…
Rob Arcand / September 23, 2018

Independent Artists Can Now Upload Their Music Directly to Spotify

If you're a musician who's not signed to a record label, and you want your music on Spotify, you've historically had to pay for the…
Andy Cush / September 20, 2018

Spotify Is Reportedly Negotiating Direct Deals with Independent Artists

Earlier this year, Spotify said that it would be working on new licensing deals with independent musicians and their managers. According to a new report…
Rob Arcand / September 8, 2018

Spotify Announces Studio Residency Program for Female Producers and Engineers

Spotify is teaming up with Berklee College of Music and Electric Lady Studios to host a new residency for emerging female producers and engineers called the…
Rob Arcand / August 16, 2018
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