All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Spotify’

Spotify Puts Lyrics in Its Desktop App

For those of you trying to learn a new song for karaoke night, Spotify has your back. Spotify is adding a lyrics button to its desktop app, which when clicked will display scrolling lyrics across the screen. The lyrics come from a partnership with Musixmatch, which sees Spotify integrate the service’s lyrics database into its player. Musixmatch has been available …

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Drake’s New Album Crushes Spotify Stream Record

Drake’s new album, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, has crushed a Spotify stream record – one previous held by Drake. The album, which dropped to many surprised fans last Thursday, garnered 17.3 million streams in its first three days. The previous record was also held by Drake. His album Nothing Was The Same had 15.8 million streams – …

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Here’s the Most Popular Sex Song, According to Spotify

What’s the best song on Spotify for getting down to business? According to the streaming company, it’s Intro by The XX: Damn, that is a great song. How does Spotify know this? Apparently, the company combed through 2.5 million user-curated playlists made for “sex”. The Guardian has the gender breakdown on those sex playlists – and if you guessed that …

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Pharrell Williams: Lawyer Tells YouTube to Remove Songs

Pharrell Williams is just one musician whose music videos are on YouTube illegally, at least according to music-business attorney Irving Azof. He founded the new legal group Global Music Rights, and has told YouTube that it does not have performance rights to thousands of songs by about 40 of his clients, including the Eagles, Chris Cornel, John Lennon, and Pharrell …

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Spotify Reveals 2014’s Top Music

Spotify, which has been in the news a lot lately with Taylor Swift pulling her music from the service, announced its top music of the year. It shared the most popular songs and artists of the year based on listening habits of its 50 million global users. Ed Sheeran was the most-streamed artist on Spotify in 2014, according to the …

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Spotify and Uber Announce New ‘Spotify Your Ride’ Partnership

Uber has thought of a pretty clever way to make your ride more enjoyable. Starting soon, Uber is going to let you choose what music you listen to while being carted from point A to point B. Uber and Spotify have just announced a new partnership which will allow Uber customers to choose the soundtrack of their ride. “It’s easy: …

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Taylor Swift and Minions Come Back at Spotify’s Inconvenient “Facts”

Spotify CEO Daniel EK recently responded to claims by Taylor Swift and her label that his business is bad for music. On his company’s blog, Ek outlined a point-by-point analysis of Swift and her label president Scott Borchetta’s argument. One of Ek’s claims is that “Spotify has paid more than two billion dollars to labels, publishers and collecting societies for …

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Taylor Swift’s Faulty Math Gets Smacked Down by Spotify

Taylor Swift is a big name. Her name is bigger than “Spotify.” So when Taylor Swift pulls her music from Spotify, writes an op-ed piece in a major newspaper, talks to news outlets like Yahoo Music, and generally uses her name and clout to press her side of an argument, she is going to get more press. The problem is, …

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Jason Aldean Removes Music From Spotify

Spotify is a popular place for music lovers to listen to and stream music from their favorite artists and bands. While Jason Aldean once allowed his tracks to be streamed on Spotify, he decided that he no longer wants that to happen and pulled his latest album, Old Boots, New Dirt, from the service. Aldean isn’t the only artist who …

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Bono Shuts Down Taylor Swift Over Spotify

During the Web Summit Conference in Dublin last week, U2 front man Bono shared a stage with House of Cards producer Dana Brunetti and Soundcloud founder and CEO Eric Wahlflors. The segment of the conference was entitled “Movies & Music in the 21st Century.” The trio spoke with David Carr of the New York Times about “music and movies in …

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Taylor Swift Explains Pull from Spotify

Taylor Swift has already gone on record about her opinion of streaming music. Last week she pulled all her music from Spotify. Her earlier op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal indicated that she did not feel her “worth” was met by the direction the music industry is heading. She lumped legal and supported streaming services like Spotify in with …

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Taylor Swift Explains Her Big Spotify Diss

As you may have heard, American sweetheart and creator of the only platinum-selling record of 2014 Taylor Swift yanked all of her music off Spotify earlier this week (save one song). Bummer for Taylor Swift fans who don’t buy albums anymore. Many have speculated as to why she made the move, but now she’s giving us the reason in her …

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