Spotify launches customised ‘heritage playlists’ based on your DNA

Spotify launches customised ‘heritage playlists’ based on your DNA

Spotify launches controversial customised ‘heritage playlists’ based on your DNA in new partnership with genetics firm Ancestry Spotify claims to create a  playlist based on the results of an AncestryDNA kit More than 10,000 people are believed to have already signed up …

Spotify and Pandora Will Know Precisely How You Listen

Spotify and Pandora Will Know Precisely How You Listen

Adobe Analytics — a set of analytics tools used by large media companies including Spotify, Pandora, Time Warner, Viacom and CBS Interactive — launched a spate of new features Tuesday for its clients to gather an unprecedented amount of information from users’…

Spotify takes down Alex Jones podcasts citing ‘hate content’

Spotify takes down Alex Jones podcasts citing ‘hate content’

Spotify ditches podcasts from controversial InfoWars creator Alex Jones just days after users threaten to boycott the app over its decision to host the conspiracy theorist InfoWars founder Jones hosts a controversial right-wing radio show and podcast  Facebook and YouTube recently blocked…

Spotify and Apple selling banned violent drill music and tracks by rap group Harlem Spartans days after member was stabbed to death

Spotify and Apple selling banned violent drill music and tracks by rap group Harlem Spartans days after member was stabbed to death

Sick songs by the Harlem Spartans are available for download and stream on both sites – along with controversial tracks by other drill groups who have been banned by cops from making violent music. Latwaan Griffiths, 18, was a member of the…

Spotify now lets you set your favourite song as an alarm

Spotify now lets you set your favourite song as an alarm

Spotify now lets you set your favourite song as an alarm (but iPhone users miss out on the new feature!) Spotify’s new alarm feature uses Google Clock, and therefore unavailable on iOS Only those who pay for Premium access to Spotify can choose…

Troy Carter Exits Spotify

Troy Carter Exits Spotify

Troy Carter will be leaving Spotify, Variety has confirmed. He will stay on through early September after which he’ll assume an advisory role at the streaming company. Added Carter: “I came to this company to help bridge the gap between Spotify and the…

Drake’s Scorpion Crushes Streaming Records

Drake’s Scorpion Crushes Streaming Records

Drake‘s Scorpion has broken single-day streaming records on both Apple Music and Spotify and is reportedly on course toward claiming the record for most streams in one week. Currenly, Post Malone‘s Beerbongs & Bentleys holds the record for the most-streamed album in…

Inside Spotify’s Massive David Bowie ‘Subway Takeover’ (Photos)

Inside Spotify’s Massive David Bowie ‘Subway Takeover’ (Photos)

Last year during Grammy Week, Spotify promoted the re-emergence of Prince’s music on its service by blanketing New York’s Union Square subway station with purple logos and posters. It was cool and a pleasantly immersive advertising experience, and it was gratifying for…

Taylor Swift Covers Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘September’ for Spotify

Taylor Swift Covers Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘September’ for Spotify

Taylor Swift recorded acoustic versions of her song “Delicate” and Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” for a Spotify Singles session that were released Friday morning. By early afternoon, an uproar had broken out on two fronts. First, her hushed, banjo-driven take on…

Spotify Acquires Licensing Platform Loudr

Spotify Acquires Licensing Platform Loudr

Spotify announced this morning in a brief press release that it has acquired Loudr a company founded in 2013 to build products and services to help content creators, aggregators and digital music providers to identify, track and pay royalties to music publishers. (The announcement…

Spotify and Hulu Team Up for Joint $12.99 Subscription Plan

Spotify and Hulu Team Up for Joint $12.99 Subscription Plan

Hulu and Spotify unveiled a new subscription bundle for avid streaming fans Wednesday: The plan, “Spotify Premium, now with Hulu,” combines a full Spotify a la carte subscription with Hulu’s entry-level on-demand service for $12.99 per month. Bought individually, both plans would…