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  1. the music industry
    Does the Surprise Album Release Still Work?Artists are trying everything to stand out in an increasingly crowded market.
  2. mariah carey is christmas
    Is It Possible We Play That Mariah Carey Song Too Much?It turns out this really is all we want for Christmas.
  3. the industry
    Taylor Swift Leaves Big Machine for ‘History-Making’ Record DealWith one big stipulation.
  4. music
    Can Spotify and AncestryDNA Really Tell You About Yourself Through a Playlist?Strap yourself into yourself and enjoy the ride!
  5. explainers
    Spotify’s Direct Upload Feature, ExplainedWhat their new direct upload features means for you and the music business.
  6. explainers
    Nicki Minaj’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week: A TimelineIs there really a conspiracy? Let’s fact-check her claims.
  7. criticisms
    Nicki Minaj Has Theory About Travis Scott, Kylie Jenner, Spotify, Ariana Grande“lol. Im actually laughing.”
  8. xxxtentacion
    XXXTentacion Now Reportedly Holds the Single-Day Streaming Record on SpotifyHis song “SAD!” has jumped Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do.”
  9. the streaming wars
    Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Joint Album Is Now on Spotify and Apple MusicTurns out, maybe they do care about streaming numbers.
  10. vulture guides
    Everything You Need to Know About Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Joint AlbumBreaking down the video (filmed in the Louvre!), what they said about the cheating scandal, and the shots at Trump, Kanye, Drake, and more.
  11. Top Dawg Told Spotify That Artists Would Pull Their Music Over Conduct Policy“I was willing to get the whole culture to back out.”
  12. backlash
    Spotify Is Scrapping Its Artist Conduct Policy XXXTentacion will be put back into playlist circulation.
  13. spotify
    Spotify’s CEO Now Says R. Kelly Ban Was ‘Rolled Out Wrong’“It was never about punishing one individual artist or even naming one individual artist.”
  14. How Will Amy Schumer’s Huge Spotify Deal Change the Podcast Industry?Spotify is reportedly paying more than $1 million for rights to Schumer’s podcast.
  15. the industry
    Report: Spotify Might Put XXXTentacion’s Music Back on PlaylistsReps for Kendrick Lamar allegedly called Spotify’s CEO and threatened to pull his music in response to the new policy change.
  16. Spotify, R. Kelly, and the Music Industry’s Slow Push Toward ChangeSpotify’s new policy is heartening, but it obscures a deeper problem in contemporary media consumption.
  17. What Spotify Removing R. Kelly and XXXTentacion From Its Playlists MeansThe streaming platform banned both artists from its playlists, but what does that mean for the music industry at large?
  18. r. kelly
    Spotify Will No Longer Promote R. Kelly on Its PlaylistsHe has been found in violation of Spotify’s new Hate Content and Hateful Conduct policies.
  19. the industry
    Spotify, Hulu Will Offer $13 Bundled SubscriptionsOnce enough streaming services bundle together, we’ll have re-created cable TV.
  20. dads of instagram
    Will Smith, in a Total Dad Move, Re-creates Jaden’s Music Video for ‘Icon’Smith posted the parody on Instagram.
  21. oprah winfrey
    Oprah’s Golden Globes Speech Was Such a Bop, It’s Now on SpotifyTime’s up for every other song.
  22. People Are Really Into Adding Eminem to Their Workout Spotify Playlists“Till I Collapse” is the song that appears most frequently on Spotify playlists with “Workout” in the title.
  23. lawsuits
    Tom Petty’s Publisher Sues Spotify for a Measly $1.6 BillionPfft, chump change.
  24. the streaming wars
    Thom Yorke Apparently Likes Spotify NowHe’s put his solo albums back on the service despite previous complaints.
  25. playlists
    How a Hit Rap Song Happens NowThe most influential playlist in music is Spotify’s RapCaviar, which turns mixtape rappers into megastars. And it’s all curated by one man.
  26. the streaming wars
    College Students Can Now Get Spotify and Hulu for $4.99 a MonthThere’s never been a better time to avoid writing that paper.
  27. Spotify Bans White-Supremacist BandsThe music-streaming service is combing their catalog for overt white-supremacist bands.
  28. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek’s 10 Favorite BooksIncluding The Alchemist, Sapiens, and more.
  29. the streaming wars
    Jay-Z Won’t End His War With Spotify Even for 4:44Will his war on Spotify ever let up?
  30. How Spammers, Superstars, and Tech Giants Gamed the Music IndustryMaking money in the music industry is more complicated than ever, and people are finding new ways to hack the system for maximum profit.
  31. oof
    Spotify Admits Calling Justin Bieber ‘Latin King’ in an Ad Was a Bad IdeaSpotify says it wanted to “celebrate ‘Despacito’ as a key cultural moment when music genres crossover.”
  32. the streaming wars
    Well, It Just Got Harder to Stream Jay Z’s MusicSteering Hova fans ever Tidal-ward.
  33. the streaming wars
    Spotify Is Finally Getting Into the Exclusives GameThe days of free all-access as you know it are over.
  34. the streaming wars
    Prince’s Music Is Finally Coming to Apple Music and Likely Spotify SoonTidal has previously been the streaming home for Prince.
  35. george michael
    George Michael Spotify Streams Jump 3,158 Percent the Day After His Death“Last Christmas” and “Faith” are among his most-played songs.
  36. record breakers
    Drake’s ‘One Dance’ Had a Record-Obliterating Billion Streams on Spotify AloneIt’s the first song to reach one billion streams on Spotify.
  37. the streaming wars
    Apple Music Will End 2016 With Half of Spotify’s Paid Subscribers So FarThank Drake.
  38. streams
    Drake Is Spotify’s Most-Streamed Artist This Year and EverTwo years running.
  39. radiohead
    Radiohead’s Complete Catalogue Is Now on SpotifySome B-sides were added this week.
  40. the strategist
    How to Seriously Upgrade Your Sound System for $204Just follow these four steps.
  41. the streaming wars
    Spotify Reportedly No Longer Wants to Buy SoundCloud“It doesn’t need an additional licensing headache in a potential IPO year.”
  42. facts and figures
    Spotify Hits 40 Million Subscribers, Surpassing Apple Music GrowthSpotify has gained 10 million subscribers in six months.
  43. blonde
    Phew, Frank Ocean’s Blonde Is Back on SpotifyNever take it for granted again.
  44. blonde
    Frank Ocean’s Blonde Is Now on Spotify, So Even More People Can CryThe wait is finally, truly over.
  45. documentaries
    Allow Spotify to Tell You Metallica’s Origin Story in a New DocumentaryThe rest of the doc is a Spotify exclusive, but it’s free!
  46. sexual playlists
    Barack Obama Basically Made a Summer Sex PlaylistIncluding D’Angelo, Mary J. Blige, and Janet Jackson.
  47. the streaming wars
    Spotify Launches Radio Show With James BlakeSecretly genius.
  48. music streaming
    Radiohead’s In Rainbows Is Now on SpotifyThe 2007 self-released album had been the band’s last record not on Spotify.
  49. animated movies
    Don’t Fret, Sony’s Emoji Movie Will Feature AppsThe movie is the message.
  50. the mystery of pablo
    Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo Is Finally Available Everywhere Kanye loves Kanye.
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