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…

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…

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…

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…

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…