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  • Jay Z removed his entire catalog from Apple Music and Spotify streaming services as of Friday afternoon. 

    Jay Z mysteriously removes catalog from Apple and Spotify streaming platforms

    How are you going to justify this one Jay Z? As of Friday afternoon, all of the albums from Jay Z’s career as a solo artist have been pulled down from Apple Music and Spotify, The Verge reports. The only albums with his music that remain on the popular music platforms are projects with R. Kelly from...
  • Music of the late Prince will be arriving to major streaming platforms on February 12. 

    Prince’s musical catalog will arrive on all streaming services on Feb. 12

    Fans of the late Prince Rogers Nelson who have been waiting to stream the music of the late guitarist and singer since his sudden passing last April, but haven’t wanted to sign up for a Tidal subscription, will not have to wait much longer. According to the New York Post, a bulk of his catalog will...
  • Beatles game-changing songs make up new Spotify playlist

    Beatles game-changing songs make up new Spotify playlist

    To commemorate the 53rd anniversary of The Beatles “I Want To Hold Your Hand” making its first appearance on the U.S. record charts back on Jan. 18, 1964, Libratone, the Danish company specializing in high-performance audio speakers and audio products, has put together a playlist on Spotify with 2...
  • The Beatles announced Dec. 20 they passed the 2 billion mark in music streaming. 

    The Beatles surpass 2 billion mark in music streaming

    Ringo Starr tweeted Dec. 20 that The Beatles have now passed the 2 billion mark in online streamed music. “The Beatles music has streamed 2 billion times. Wow. Peace and love,” his @ringostarrmusic Twitter account announced at roughly 3 p.m. ET. The figure was confirmed by a spokesman for Universal...
  • The Black Keys announced on Monday that their two latest studio albums would not be available on Spotify. 

    The Black Keys finally bring latest albums to Spotify

    The Black Keys have finally agreed to bring their two latest albums, 2011’s El Camino and 2014’s Turn Blue, to Spotify after years of holding out from joining the globally popular streaming service. Founding member and drummer Pat Carney took to his Twitter page early Monday morning to address the...
  • Drake's 'One Dance' becomes first song to reach one billion streams on Spotify

    Drake's 'One Dance' becomes first song to reach one billion streams on Spotify

    2016 has been Drake's year after releasing his fourth proper studio LP Views From the 6. The set debuted at No. 1 with massive activity both in sales and streaming. His album spent 13 nonconsecutive weeks at the peak of the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and it was mostly fueled by streaming data...
  • Listen to President Obama's eclectic workout playlist

    Listen to President Obama's eclectic workout playlist

    Confirming his status as America’s Playlister-in-Chief, President Barack Obama has revealed his current workout mix. As reported by Rolling Stone, the release of the playlist came as part of the President’s guest editing December’s issue of Wired. The playlist, which is available through Spotify...
  • Music fans are working together to help pay Nelly’s outrageous tax bill

    Music fans are working together to help pay Nelly’s outrageous tax bill

    When Nelly was singing his famous hit song “Hot In Herre,” perhaps he should have turned his hot air down to a more comfortable level, because he’ll been needing to save a dollar here and there to help pay off the $2.4 million tax bill the IRS reportedly just handed him, which is a little strange...
  • Courtesy of Lotta Losten, used with permission

    Lotta Losten, star of original ‘Lights Out,’ shares creepy Spotify playlist

    A few years ago, David F. Sandberg, a filmmaker from Sweden, created a modest little horror short that went viral and did for light switches what “Jaws” did for the ocean. It was called “Lights Out.” Now, that chilling horror vignette has become a feature-length New Line Cinema movie, which is being...
  • Apple gives into Taylor Swift and will pay artists during free trials

    Apple gives into Taylor Swift and will pay artists during free trials

    Taylor Swift recently told Apple that she would be taking her albums down unless they were willing to start paying the artists for their musics during free trials. You would think that they would just ignore her and go on, but instead they caved to Taylor and gave into her probably because they knew...
  • Jason Aldean returns his music to Spotify for his fans

    Jason Aldean returns his music to Spotify for his fans

    The battle between musical artists and streaming entities like Spotify has been raging for a while and reached a big moment when Taylor Swift pulled all her music from Spotify last year. Another person who followed Swift's footsteps was country music star Jason Aldean. According to The Boot on...
  • Drake becomes Spotify's most streamed artist

    Drake becomes Spotify's most streamed artist

    Drake and his latest album Views From the 6 has been burning up the charts since its April release. Initially only available through Apple Music and iTunes for two weeks, the album has spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart while his No. 1 hit single "One Dance" returns to...
  • Spotify matches fans with Game of Thrones characters based on music tastes

    Spotify matches fans with Game of Thrones characters based on music tastes

    With Game of Thrones gearing up for its sixth season, the show is drawing a lot of speculation and debate from fans who are arguing over whether Jon Snow is actually dead or not, or whether Lady Stoneheart, the undead alter-ego of Catelyn Stark, will appear in the series. However, Spotify and HBO...
  • Vinyl records

    Vinyl revival driven by music streaming sites

    One of the most unexpected success stories in the music business has been the resurgence of vinyl records. The BBC reported on Thursday that one of the driving forces behind increased vinyl sales could be music streaming services. According to a poll by ICM, half of the people who buy vinyl albums...
  • AlunaGeorge's Coachella billboard

    Hey Coachella-goers, you can help unlock new music by AlunaGeorge

    In a brilliant move to engage the thousands of Coachella-goers, an AlunaGeorge “I Remember” billboard has been placed on I-10 East after the Washington Street exit. Travelers can snap a photo and share it on their Instagram with the #AlunaGeorgeUnlock hashtag. Each share moves a meter across...
  • Tidal's shareholder artists make waves on Spotify

    Tidal's shareholder artists make waves on Spotify

    Tidal is a music streaming service by and for artists. Launched by rapper/mogul Jay Z, it pays more to artists compared to other sites. It also gives artists a stake in the company, and since its launch it has some of the biggest names in mainstream music as co-owners. It has plenty of star power...
  • Kanye West releases first free track from album, "The Life Of Pablo."

    Kanye West releases first free track from 'The Life Of Pablo'

    This morning unannounced, Kanye West released his track "Famous" featuring Rihanna, from his album The Life Of Pablo, that he originally said was exclusive only to the streaming service, Tidal. The rapper did not announce to fans that he would be releasing the song, which is unusual for the rapper...
  • Spotify reaches $30 million publishing settlement

    Spotify reaches $30 million publishing settlement

    Within the music industry, Spotify continues to face legal battles for royalties and low payments. While it's one of the most used streaming services, it's practices have been somewhat dishonest. Now in a new settlement, Spotify will have to pay out $30 million to the National Music Publishers...
  • NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly shares Spotify playlist from 240 miles above Earth

    NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly shares Spotify playlist from 240 miles above Earth

    On October 16, 2015, NASA astronaut Commander Scott Kelly became the new record holder for most time spent in space by an American astronaut. Tomorrow, Thursday, February 18, Commander Kelly will host the RFC Media special “The Scott Kelly Out Of This World Tour: Rocking the ‘One-Year Mission.’” The...
  • Hannibal Buress teams-up with Spotify for new show

    Hannibal Buress teams-up with Spotify for new show

    Comedian Hannibal Buress is a bona fide music fan. He often incorporates bits about his favorite artists into his comedy and he even released his own “Gibberish Rap” track back in 2012. Now, the “Broad City” scene-stealer is teaming-up with Spotify to share songs and commentary in six monthly “In...
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