All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘artists’

Spotify Hits 20M Paid Users, Defends Artist Payouts

Spotify has a message for Apple and its new Apple Music venture – you’re starting well in the hole. The streaming music company has just announced it has hit 20 million paid subscribers, and 75 million total active users (meaning 55 million free tier users). Year-over-year, that’s a 100 percent increase in paid users. In May of 2014, Spotify reported …

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Corita Kent: Artist Celebrated With Google Doodle

Corita Kent, an artist, nun, and educator, is being celebrated on Google’s homepage today with a doodle on her birthday. She was born on November 20,1918, and passed away in 1986. Also known as Sister Mary Corita Kent and born Frances Elizabeth, Kent worked with silkscreen or serigraphy, and is credited with helping to establish it as a fine art …

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Spotify Lets Artists Hawk Merch, For Free, Directly on Their Pages

Spotify has just announced that artists can now list their merchandise directly on their artist pages, allowing them to link to any existing merch site – all for free. Through a partnership with Topspin, Spotify is looking to attract more artists to the service by letting them generate additional income with no additional cost. The Spotify/Topspin merch feature also allows …

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Andy Warhol Gravesite Broadcasting Live Webcam Feed

Andy Warhol was not only known for his colorful nods to pop culture, he also did lengthy video installations that, had they been done in today’s internet era, would have likely gone viral. Now, on what would have been his 85th birthday, the artist’s namesake museum in Pittsburgh has installed a camera on both his gravesite and the church where …

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Pink Floyd Artist Dies; Storm Thorgerson Was 69

Storm Thorgerson, the artist behind many classic album covers, has died at the age of 69. According to an Associated Press report, Thorgerson died “surrounded by family and friends” and his death was peaceful. He had reportedly been suffering from an unnamed illness for “some time.” The artist had suffered a stroke in 2003. Thorgerson grew up in Cambridge, England, …

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