Spotify

  • Spotify to Move Back on XXXTentacion Policy After Outcry: Report

    Spotify might be moving back on its decision to remove artists from its playlists. After instituting a new policy for handling “hate content” and “hateful conduct” earlier this month, the company removed artists like R. Kelly and XXXTentacion from its editorial and algorithmically-determined playlists, leading to public outcry from...
  • Childish Gambino and Cardi B make Spotify’s Songs of Summer list

    It’s almost summer – in the northern hemisphere, at least – and Spotify is keeping up a recent tradition of predicting which songs are going to dominate when the warm weather rolls around. In a playlist out Wednesday, Spotify’s predictions for 2018’s Songs of Summer include tracks from Drake,...
  • YouTube’s new music subscription service takes on Apple Music and Spotify

    • YouTube is taking on the likes of Apple and Spotify with a new $10/month music subscription service named YouTube Music Premium. • The service pairs with YouTube Premium for $2 more, the new name for YouTube Red, to offer one monthly subscription to both services. • Paying the...
  • R Kelly: Spotify removes singer from playlists

    Spotify has removed R Kelly from its playlists as part of a new “Hate Content & Hateful Conduct” policy. Users of the streaming service will still be able to find the R&B singer’s music, but Spotify will no longer actively promote it. His music will be removed from all...
  • Spotify removes R.Kelly music from playlist

    Beginning today (May 10), Spotify users will no longer be able to find R. Kelly’s music on any of the streaming service’s editorial or algorithmic playlists. Under the terms of a new public hate content and hateful conduct policy Spotify is putting into effect, the company will no longer promote the R&B...
  • Spotify IPO comes amid questions over streaming service’s profits

    Spotify is unofficially all grown up. But it still has a long way to go before it comes into its own. On Tuesday, Spotify will become a publicly traded company, every tech start-up’s milestone of adulthood. After the market opens, the music streaming service will start trading on the...
  • Lawsuit could mean Spotify owes millions in unpaid royalties

    While many people were gearing up for an epic New Year’s Eve party, the attorneys for Wixen Music Publishing — whose clients include Missy Elliott and the late Rick James — were busy filing a whopping $1.6 billion lawsuit against music streaming behemoth Spotify, citing copyright infringement. The legal...
  • Spotify Hit With $1.6 Billion Copyright Lawsuit!

    As streaming music services continue to fight against claims of unpaid royalties, Spotify is ringing in the new year with a $1.6 billion copyright lawsuit. According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, on Friday (Dec. 29), Wixen Music Publishing filed a lawsuit alleging that Spotify is using songs...
  • Spotify loses a major department leader!

    Last year Spotify rolled out a package of original video shows, however, they’ve mostly failed to make an impact and now the executive in charge of the initiative has left the company. Bloomberg first reported that Tom Calderone, a former head of VH1, was out after overseeing the rollout...