Spotify

Op-Eds

Women Artists Lose Out When Algorithms Help Book Events

Two lineups this week, for Spotify's Who We Be in London and Annie Mac's Lost & Found festival, highlight how gender imbalance feeds into streaming.
Tshepo Mokoena
11.2.18
Important Questions Raised By...

Kids Don’t Know How CDs Work – Is That a Bad Thing?

"Maybe its just the generation Z in me but how did people burn CDs?" asks a 17-year-old. "Like how did you just get a blank CD and put songs on it?"
Ryan Bassil
10.25.18
Ask A Lawyer

The Bill that Brought Kid Rock to the White House, Explained

What exactly is the Music Modernisation Act?
Jessica Meiselman
10.16.18
DNA

Spotify Is Using DNA Tests to Curate Playlists, Which Is Pretty Creepy

The streaming service is partnering up with Ancestry to create custom playlists based on your lineage.
Kristin Corry
9.25.18
Noisey News

Drake Has Broken Another One of The Beatles' Records

Sucked in, McCartney!
Shaad D’Souza
7.10.18
Noisey News

Beyoncé and JAY-Z's 'Everything Is Love' Is Now on Spotify and Apple Music

Hear Beyoncé insult Spotify... on Spotify.
Alex Robert Ross
6.19.18
Noisey News

Spotify CEO Talks Hateful Conduct Policy: "We Rolled This Out Wrong"

After his company removed R. Kelly and XXXTentacion from curated playlists at the start of this month, Daniel Ek admitted to a conference crowd last night that Spotify made some mistakes.
Alex Robert Ross
6.1.18
Interviews

Jenny Hval Has Something to Tell You

We spoke to the experimental artist about algorithms, being "chill," and why her new 'Long Sleep' EP is an avant-garde reawakening.
Andrea Domanick
5.29.18
Noisey News

Spotify to Restore XXXTentacion Songs to Their Playlists After Outcry

The company's "hateful conduct" policy was reportedly protested by Kendrick Lamar, who threatened to pull his music from the platform.
Phil Witmer
5.29.18
Noisey News

Spotify Removes R. Kelly From Its Curated Playlists

Starting today, you won't be able to find R. Kelly's music on Spotify's official playlists like Rap Caviar and Discover Weekly.
Kristin Corry
5.11.18
Noisey News

Spotify Is Officially Going Public

The company – which has a reported value of £17 billion – will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange as SPOT.
Colin Joyce
3.1.18
Noisey News

The Story of a Scammer Who Maybe Cheated Spotify Out of $1 Million

The mystery figure technically didn't break any laws in the process either.
Lauren O'Neill
2.21.18