Spotify

8.29.19

Shockingly, 'Old Town Road' Is Not Spotify's Most Streamed Song This Summer

Lil Nas X’s breakout single is only the fourth most-played track on the streaming service. Here’s what beat it.

5.30.19

'Extremes' Is Our Podcast About People Who've Lived Through Wild Situations

In one episode, we meet a guy who posted himself from the UK to Australia. In another, we meet a former banker who embezzled $700 million.

11.5.18

Women Artists Lose Out When Algorithms Help Book Events

Two lineups this week, for Spotify's Who We Be in London and Annie Mac's Lost & Found festival, highlight how gender imbalance feeds into streaming.

10.26.18

Kids Don’t Know How CDs Work – Is That a Bad Thing?

"Maybe its just the generation Z in me but how did people burn CDs?" asks a 17-year-old. "Like how did you just get a blank CD and put songs on it?"

10.15.18

The Bill that Brought Kid Rock to the White House, Explained

What exactly is the Music Modernization Act?

9.25.18

Spotify Is Using DNA Tests to Curate Playlists, Which Is Pretty Creepy

The streaming service is partnering up with Ancestry to create custom playlists based on your lineage.

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7.10.18

Drake Has Broken Another One of The Beatles' Records

Sucked in, McCartney!

6.18.18

Beyoncé and JAY-Z's 'Everything Is Love' Is Now on Spotify and Apple Music

Hear Beyoncé insult Spotify... on Spotify.

5.31.18

Spotify CEO Talks Hateful Conduct Policy: "We Rolled This Out Wrong"

After his company removed R. Kelly and XXXTentacion from curated playlists at the start of this month, Daniel Ek admitted to a conference crowd last night that Spotify made some mistakes.

5.26.18

Jenny Hval Has Something to Tell You

We spoke to the experimental artist about algorithms, being "chill," and why her new 'Long Sleep' EP is an avant-garde reawakening.

5.26.18

Spotify to Restore XXXTentacion Songs to Their Playlists After Outcry

The company's "hateful conduct" policy was reportedly protested by Kendrick Lamar, who threatened to pull his music from the platform.

5.10.18

Spotify Removes R. Kelly From Its Curated Playlists

Starting today, you won't be able to find R. Kelly's music on Spotify's official playlists like Rap Caviar and Discover Weekly.

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