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Spotify's "Fake" Ambient Artists Make Good Music, Actually

The faceless composers filling playlists for the streaming giant are actually a lot better than the tradition of corporate mood music that preceded them.
Colin Joyce
7.20.17
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Spotify Denies Allegations of Creating “Fake Artists” for Streaming

The allegations were brought back into the spotlight after an article published this week on Vulture.
Britt Julious
7.10.17
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Diplo's New 90s Alt-Rock Playlist Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

Sounds like teen spirit.
Krystal Rodriguez
7.7.17
Features

Why Does Calvin Harris Have So Many “Songs of the Summer”?

A scientific analysis of how the hit-maker dominates the airwaves every festival season.
Rachel Kraus
6.7.17
Features

Eight Artist-Curated Playlists to Ease Your Summer Soundtrack Woes

Whether you're cracking open a cold one or planning a road-trip, we've got you covered.
Max Mertens
6.7.17
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The Chainsmokers Are the Second Ever to Reach 1 Billion Streams on Spotify

Drake was the first artist to reach the number.
Britt Julious
5.22.17
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Spotify Executive Says Artist Streaming Royalties Aren’t “Fair”

Lady Gaga's former manager Troy Carter said he thinks the music industry's value chain is broken.
Krystal Rodriguez
5.22.17
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We Reviewed All the Billboard EDM Chart-Toppers That Nobody Has Ever Heard Of

From Bruno Martini and Zeeba to Cash Cash and Brian Justin Crum, these are the anonymous new stars of the post-Spotify world.
Ezra Marcus
4.4.17
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Prince’s Music Returns to Spotify on Sunday

Stream his entire Warner Bros. catalog, including albums such as 'Purple Rain' and '1999.'
Krystal Rodriguez
2.10.17
Features

How to Have a Number One Song on Spotify, the Easy Way

It's been 29 years since the KLF released 'The Manual.' Some things never change.
Ezra Marcus
2.7.17
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Spotify Reportedly No Longer in Talks to Buy SoundCloud

An unnamed source cites the streaming giant’s IPO preparation as the reason for the deal not going ahead.
Krystal Rodriguez
12.12.16
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President Obama Wants You to Vote—And He's Using Spotify to Remind You

The not-for-much-longer Commander-In-Chief is taking over the streaming platform's most popular playlists with an important message to millennials.
David Garber
11.8.16