India.Arie Speaks About Her Return To Spotify: “I Deserve My Checks”

In conversation with Billboard, R&B musician India.Arie discussed rejoining Spotify after pulling her music from the streaming platform. India.Arie is… Read More

March 9, 2023

After Reaching 75 Billion Streams on Spotify, Drake Proposes That Artists ‘Should Get Bonuses’

Drake, Her Loss artist and recent Apollo Theater headliner, said that artists 'should get bonuses' after hitting 75 billion Spotify… Read More

February 2, 2023

This ’70s Song is Seeing a Huge Boost in Streams Thanks to ‘The Last of Us’

The 1970 Linda Ronstadt song "Long Long Time" was used in the third episode of new HBO hit series The… Read More

January 31, 2023

DJ Dahi Takes Aim at Kendrick Lamar Demo Leaker: “Y’all Really Dying of Thirst Out Here”

On Thursday, producer DJ Dahi addressed the recent leak of three unreleased Kendrick Lamar tracks on Spotify. DJ Dahi didn't… Read More

January 20, 2023

Premiere: Listen to the First Trailer for ‘The Conviction of Max B’ Podcast

Gimlet Media and Spotify Original podcast Conviction will center incarcerated Harlem rapper Max B in its fourth season. With Max B… Read More

January 11, 2023

This App Will Create Your Dream Festival Lineup Using Your Spotify Data

Designed by Anshay Saboo, third-party app Instafest allows users to create a dream festival lineup with their most-played artists on… Read More

November 28, 2022

Spotify CEO Blasts Kanye West For “Awful” Anti-Semitic Rants… But Won’t Remove Music

In an interview with Reuters, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek slammed Kanye West for spreading "awful" anti-semitic comments, but will not… Read More

October 26, 2022

Spotify Acquires Wordle-Inspired Music Trivia Game Heardle

Spotify is set to acquire viral interactive music trivia game Heardle, offering it as a music discovery tool for millions… Read More

July 12, 2022

Kendrick Lamar Honors Virgil Abloh During Louis Vuitton Men’s Spring/Summer 2023 Show

On Thursday, Kendrick Lamar performed during the Louis Vuitton Men's Spring/Summer 2023 collection show as a special tribute to Virgil… Read More

June 23, 2022

Kendrick Lamar Releases Mini-Doc About His First Trip To Ghana

On his 35th birthday, Kendrick Lamar released A Day in Accra, Ghana, which captures his first trip to Ghana. Kendrick… Read More

June 17, 2022

Footage Surfaces of Freddie Gibbs Being Attacked In Buffalo, New York

On Monday, footage taken at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Buffalo shows a group assaulting Freddie Gibbs while in town for his… Read More

May 17, 2022

With Ukraine Conflict Escalating, Music Platforms Are Ceasing to Do Business with Russia

Spotify, Live Nation, and other entertainment companies join music entertainers in ceasing business with Russia, including live concerts. The music… Read More

March 3, 2022

“No Budget? No Bops.” Songwriters Hit the Streets in LA to Protest Spotify

The advocacy group 100 Percenters led a protest in LA trying to raise awareness around Spotify's payout structure, which sees… Read More

March 1, 2022

Here is Another Hint That Kendrick Lamar is Dropping New Music Soon

Kendrick Lamar is returning to Italy in June, where he'll perform new, long-awaited music at the Milano Summer Festival. Kendrick… Read More

February 15, 2022

Joe Rogan Calls N-Word Backlash “A Political Hit Job” on Latest Episode

In a new episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, Rogan discussed his use of the N-word and called the Spotify boycotting… Read More

February 9, 2022

Spotify Issues Apology to Staff After Clip of Joe Rogan Repeatedly Using N-Word Goes Viral Again

During a Spotify internal memo on Sunday, company CEO Daniel Ek made a statement condemning Joe Rogan of using a… Read More

February 7, 2022