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Spotify’s massive $1.6 billion lawsuit reveals how it must adapt if it wants to survive

Spotify’s rapid ascendance has a price: A $1.6 billion lawsuit for failing to pay some artists for their songs. The music publisher Wixen, which represents artists like Neil Young, the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, and Tom Petty, has sued Spotify to the tune of $150,000 per song. Wixen says Spotify failed to get the necessary...CONTINUE READING
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Spotify’s most streamed artists are all men. The music industry needs to do better.

Every holiday season, Spotify drops personal year-end playlists, and reveals the most streamed artists and songs of the year — which this year included no women, as individuals or performing in groups.  Seriously. No women. That says something disturbing about gender inequality in the music industry.  SEE ALSO: Ed Sheeran takes Drake’s crown to become...CONTINUE READING
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Category:Spotify, Women

Here’s how to get your Spotify 2017 listening history (and yeah, it’s going to get a little embarrassing)

Spotify collects data on everything you do on its platform, from which songs you stream the most to how your listening habits compare to other people your age. Now, with it’s latest end-of-year feature, you can find out just what Spotify learned about you in 2017. Spotify on Tuesday released Wrapped, its breakdown of your...CONTINUE READING
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Ed Sheeran takes Drake’s crown to become Spotify’s most streamed artist of 2017

My god, Ed Sheeran is highly inoffensive and very, very popular. Spotify released its annual Year in Music list, and Britain’s all-around nice guy is the most streamed artist on Spotify with 45 million monthly listeners around the world. SEE ALSO: Spotify is quietly testing a new feature to make your Discover Weekly playlist even...CONTINUE READING
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Spotify is quietly testing a new feature to make your Discover Weekly playlist even smarter

If you love Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist, but wish you could teach it some new tricks — you just might be in luck. SEE ALSO: Want to make music on Spotify? A new acquisition could make it possible. Mashable UK Social Media Producer Jennie Gale noticed Monday morning a new feature in her Discover Weekly...CONTINUE READING
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Category:Spotify, Streaming, Tech, Uk

Want to make music on Spotify? A new acquisition could make it possible.

Spotify has become the biggest music streaming service in the world by letting you listen to any song, anywhere, any time. Now, it wants you to get in on the fun. Spotify has acquired online music creation platform Soundtrap, which allows people to make and record songs from any device, using a variety of tools. ...CONTINUE READING
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Google backs music startup to help make more Chance the Rappers

Imagine you’re in the market for a new pair of shoes, and you hear your favorite artist playing in the background of an online ad.  Coincidence? Maybe not in the future. Launched out of stealth mode Wednesday by record label veteran Steve Stoute, United Masters is tying together artists and brands in the hope of...CONTINUE READING
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Here’s the one way to legally stream Taylor Swift’s ‘reputation’ (sort of)

Taylor Swift has a grudge against streaming services. But there’s still one way to listen to reputation online legally without buying a copy.  iHeartRadio is streaming Swift’s new album—but only as part of a curated reputation radio station. AKA you can’t listen to the full album on demand, but you can listen to a radio...CONTINUE READING
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Taylor Swift will not let ‘Reputation’ stream online for a week

Taylor Swift is once again struggling in negotiations with streaming services. The pop star will be keeping her new album off streaming services for at least a week after it going on sale, according to Bloomberg. SEE ALSO: Taylor Swift, look what you made the ACLU do Her team is reportedly still “negotiating” with streaming...CONTINUE READING
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