Amazon Echo Gets More Appealing With Spotify Support

Amazon announced that Spotify Premium subscribers in the U.S. can now listen to music on Amazon Echo, operating it by voice commands. “Additionally, customers can seamlessly switch between playing music on their phone to playing on Echo with Spotify Connect…

Apple Music closing the gap with Spotify, reaches 10m peoples

Apple Music has racked up some 10m paying subscribers in its first six months, according to reports. Apple Music has amassed 10 million subscribers within six months, a landmark which took Spotify six years, it has emerged. The streaming service,…

Facebook Is Turning Spotify, Apple Music Links Into 30-Sec Previews That Anyone Can Listen To

Since the dawn of the status update, Facebook users have been posting about what music they’re listening to. A lot of the time, users post links to YouTube videos. For a while, Spotify shares have gone in and then out…

Ed Sheeran Makes Spotify History with Song Streamed 500 Million Times

Ed Sheeran just broke a pretty huge Spotify record. One of the artist’s songs (I bet you can guess which one) is the first to ever hit 500 million streams. Yes, “Thinking Out Loud” has been played more than a…

Spotify Is About to Severely Limit Free Streaming, Says Report

According to a new report, Spotify is planning on making its free tier a lot less appetizing in the hopes of assuaging major labels and getting more users to pony up and pay for its premium service. Digital Music News…

Taylor Swift and Spotify Still Have Some Bad Blood

Vanity Fair has a new interview with Taylor Swift, and the publication previewed it today. Let’s just say Taylor Swift is still a little pissed at Spotify, or as she calls it, a “start-up with no cash flow.” Here’s what…

Spotify Will Make You a New Playlist of Deep Cuts Every Monday

When it comes to differentiating itself for the pack, there’s only so much a streaming music service can do in terms of content acquisition – they either have a song, or they don’t. Exclusives and better licensing deals can make…

Neil Young Says He’s Done with Streaming, Citing Sound Quality

Neil Young says he’s pulling his music from streaming services. No, Young’s issue isn’t money, like Taylor Swift or Prince – Young’s problem is with sound quality, which he calls the worst “in the history of broadcasting or any other…

Prince Yanks His Music from Every Streaming Service Except TIDAL

If you want to stream Purple Rain or the Batman soundtrack this weekend (and you might, I dunno), you’re going to have to head to TIDAL. Or Soundcloud, or YouTube – but officially, TIDAL. Prince has pulled all of his…