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Noisey News

How Much of 'Scorpion' Did You Actually Listen To?

A report from Rolling Stone says Drake's Spotify numbers for 'Scorpion' largely come from six of the record's 25 songs.
Kristin Corry
4 days ago
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
Important Questions Raised By...

The Album Format Might Not Make Much Sense Anymore

We asked some random people about the last album they listened to all the way through, and where the 'long-player' format even fits into their lives.
Rosie Hewitson
8.23.18
Noisey News

Drake Has Broken Another One of The Beatles' Records

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

Of Course Cardi B's 'Invasion of Privacy' Has Already Gone Gold

Forbes says that prior streams from "Bodak Yellow" have allowed Cardi's debut album to qualify for 500,000 units in only a few hours, just like Drake did in 2016.
Phil Witmer
4.9.18
Noisey News

Regular-Ass Physical Sales Got Jack White to the Top of the Billboard 200

Jack "The Vinyl Lover"™ White sold 121,000 CD and vinyl copies of 'Boarding House Reach,' breaking streaming's hold on the chart.
Lauren O'Neill
4.4.18
Interviews

Smoke Some Weed, Take a Walk and Read This Interview with Neil Young

Sixty years into an iconic career, Young is still fighting back against the recording industry. In a rare interview, he talks to Noisey about art, algorithms, and the likelihood of music saving the world.
Andrea Domanick
Alex Robert Ross
3.26.18
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
Noisey News

Apple Music Is Smashing the Skin off Spotify in the Subscriber Wars

Fight! Fight! Fight!!! By the summer, Apple's streaming service is set to have overtaken Spotify's subscriber base.
Ryan Bassil
2.5.18
Noisey News

Spotify Is Getting a Little Better at Crediting Artists and Songwriters

This week has seen royalty amounts rise, and production and songwriting credits added to the streaming service's desktop iteration.
Lauren O'Neill
2.5.18