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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
7.21.17
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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
6.8.17
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
6.8.17
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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
5.19.17
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We Reviewed All the EDM Number Ones 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
4.5.17
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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
2.13.17
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
2.8.17
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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
12.9.16
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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
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SoundCloud Beware: Apple Music and Spotify Are Now Streaming Unofficial Remixes

The first unofficial remix came from the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Britt Julious
10.10.16
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Spotify Might Be Acquiring SoundCloud

According to Financial Times, the Swedish streaming giant is readying a potential "checkmate" move that will prove rather daunting for their competition.
David Garber
9.29.16
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James Blake Talks Working with Beyoncé and Saying No to Drake in New Interview

The audio interview was shared today via Spotify's new Secret Genius show.
Alexander Iadarola
7.14.16