music streaming

It's almost time to find out your top artists of 2020 with Spotify Wrapped

We are venturing into the last week of November which means 2020 is about to come to a close. For music lovers out there, this means that the Spotify Wrapped round-up is right around the corner. This week, the streaming platform confirmed just how subscribers will know when the highly-anticipated Spotify Wrapped is available. Read […]

QUIZ: Create a playlist, and we’ll tell you a new band to listen to

Alternative rock—pop punk in particular—is going through some new waves at present. Especially now with downtime in the wake of canceled tours, many artists are turning to creative experimentalism. The result? A stacked collection of new alternative bands with totally unique sounds. Granted, it can be hard to find some of these gems. With music […]

Here’s why Spotify users were having trouble streaming music

Spotify experienced some widespread streaming problems on Wednesday morning. The problems began at around 8 A.M. ET and left many users unable to stream music for over an hour. Now, one engineer has seemingly discovered the likely cause of the latest streaming issues. Read more: This ‘Pegasus’ leak might have revealed Trippie Redd’s rock album […]

Elon Musk wants to ditch headphones for a music streaming brain chip

Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks headphones will eventually become the thing of the past. This week, he confirmed his plans to develop an implant that will stream music right into people’s brains. Musk plans to develop the new brain chip through his startup company Neuralink. Read more: Stephen King’s ‘Revelations Of Becka Paulson’ is becoming […]

There’s now a Spotify subscription plan just for music-loving couples

Spotify has been making improvements for its users recently. Back in May, the streaming service began allowing users to have an unlimited amount of songs in their libraries. As well, Spotify made their Spotify For Artists app easier to navigate. Now, the streaming platform is launching a premium plan that is more affordable for those […]

This new Spotify update means you’ll never be able to max out your Library

Great news for Spotify users. The music streaming giant is lifting the limit on the number of songs you can like and save in Your Library. Spotify users have been asking for unlimited libraries since 2014 but the limit has always been 10,000.  Now, you can like and save songs in Your Library to your […]

You can compare your Spotify compatibility with people using this app

Spotify users are now able to compare their music tastes to their friends with a new online app called It’s a service built by Kalana Vithana to see just how compatible people’s music tastes are with others. Read More: ‘Ink Master’ star Daniel Silva officially charged for Corey La Barrie’s death According to the website’s […]

Here’s how you can donate to your favorite artists on Spotify

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has caused a number of tour and show cancellations worldwide, greatly impacting artists financially. Today, Spotify has announced its latest scheme to help aid artists during this difficult time. Spotify is now allowing fans to donate directly to their favorite artists and charities through their streaming service. Read more: Watch MGK […]

Apple Music Replay breaks down your most-played songs by year

Great news for Apple Music users. Apple has now created a way to enjoy a walk down music memory lane with the all-new Apple Music Replay. The new feature allows users to see all the stats of their year in review for artists, songs and albums. Apple will even create a playlist for each year […]

Spotify is cracking down on sharing family plans by asking for locations

If you’ve been saving yourself some money by sharing a family Spotify plan, you might be out of luck soon if you aren’t actually family. The company are reportedly cracking down on users who share family plans with people they don’t live with by asking users for their locations. Read More: ‘The Addams Family’ soundtrack […]

Tool make streaming service debut with legendary ’90s demo

Tool have been clear in the past about not wanting their music on streaming platforms, but it looks like the band are having a change of heart. The band uploaded their 72826 demo tape most major streaming sites just a few weeks ahead of dropping their new album. Read More: Post Malone revives devil mascot for Posty […]

Spotify claims it “overpaid” songwriters in 2018 and they want it back

Spotify have notoriously underpaid artists for the streams they get on the platform, but now they’re claiming they overpaid artists last year. The streaming giant is recalculating their earnings to say they want some of the money they distributed back. Read More: YUNGBLUD pop-up shop products reveal “Parents” video teaser and date The company’s issues with […]

There's a Spotify playlist for your zodiac sign

What zodiac sign are you? The age-old icebreaker gains an audible significance with new Spotify playlists based on your astrological sign. But will the music-streaming app’s cosmic guessing game actually bring up your most on-brand tunes? Launched today (Jan. 17), the 12 zodiac-specific Spotify playlists are curated by a real astrologer, Chani Nicholas. And each […]

Emo rap is the fastest-growing genre on Spotify in 2018

We listened to a lot of Drake and Post Malone this year on Spotify, according to the music streaming giant’s yearly roundup for 2018. But perhaps the biggest surprise is that emo rap is the genre that grew the most on the platform. Indeed, “EMO Rap” (we’re unsure on the odd capitalization) tops the list […]

Spotify starts letting indie artists upload music directly

Streaming giant Spotify today announced that certain indie artists will now be able to upload music directly to to the service, bypassing the need for third-party distributors, as reported by Billboard. It’ called Spotify For Artists. Read more: Spotify is being sued for gender discrimination And will be available to a “select group” of independent […]

Spotify is being sued for gender discrimination

Streaming giant Spotify is currently facing a lawsuit alleging gender discrimination, equal pay violation and defamation, Variety reports. A female sales exec sued the company for the offenses in New York Supreme Court on Tuesday. Read more: Hear Lil Peep, XXXTentacion’s posthumous tune Hong Perez is accusing Spotify of systemically discriminating against female employees. She […]

Apple Music head says streaming services aren't "making any money"

Pretty much everyone knows that musicians get cents on the dollar—if they're lucky—when their songs are streamed on music services. But did you know that even the streaming services themselves aren't making any money? Yup, apparently that's the word, according to Apple Music head Jimmy Iovine. Read more: Spotify eerily knows what music you liked […]

Spotify outpaces Apple Music, reaches 40 million paid subscribers

There's a new development in the music streaming war: Spotify has reached 40 million paid subscribers, according to a tweet from founder Daniel Ek—soaring ahead of Apple Music's 17 million subscribers. Read more: Apple vs Spotify vs Tidal: Which streaming service sounds the best? Spotify announced in March 2016 that they had hit 30 million paid […]

Facebook now allows for free music streaming in News Feed

Facebook has just launched a new feature called Music Stories. Music Stories allows Facebook users to share and play 30-second clips of songs and albums via Facebook's News Feed. Songs can be shared from Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes. The embedded songs can be streamed without leaving Facebook's app. Read more: You spend an outrageous amount […]

Everything you need to know about Spotify's updated privacy policy

Much fanfare hit the tech world (which is, let's admit it, extremely out-of-touch with the music world) yesterday when Spotify announced that it has updated its privacy policy. Most of the updates are relatively standard, but a few key components set off some fears in the WIRED staff, which spawned a piece called “You Can't […]
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