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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

Spotify Adds Producer and Songwriter Credits

Spotify announced that it finally added producer and song-writer credits to its streaming platform, satisfying a frequent complaint from both users, artists, and music publishers.
Maggie Serota / February 2, 2018

U.S. Copyright Authorities to Make Subscription Music Services Increase Payout Rate to Publishers and Musicians

American copyright authorities have ruled to increase royalty payments on streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora over the next five years. On Saturday,…
Rob Arcand / January 28, 2018

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
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