Apple Music and Amazon Music reveal more Christmas songs
Apple Music and Amazon Music aren't just streaming services: they're streaming services belonging to companies whose voice assistants and smart speakers are going to be fielding LOTS of requests for Christmas music in the...
November 23, 2021
Spotify and Peloton step up their playlists partnership
A new 'Curated by Peloton' shelf within Spotify's Workout Hub will feature playlists created by Peloton instructors, based on the classes offered on its service.
November 4, 2021
Humble Angel Records launches app for Spotify playlist alerts
Humble Angel Records is the streaming-focused imprint launched by former Playlists·net and WMG executive Kieron Donoghue in 2018. Now the company is diversifying beyond simply releasing tracks by releasing an app. Available...
October 12, 2021
Amazon ‘Country Heat’ brand has reached 13bn US streams
Amazon Music launched its 'Country Heat' playlist in October 2016, as one of its flagship curation brands. Five years on, and it has reached an important milestone. No, not playlisting more than 2,000 tracks about whisky...
October 4, 2021
Spotify’s Lorem playlist gets a live Greenroom spin-off
‘Lorem’ made its name as one of Spotify’s first ‘genreless’ playlists. Now it’s spinning off a genreless live talk-show on the company’s Greenroom app. It’s one of five new shows that Spotify is launching on...
September 14, 2021
Spotify’s new ‘Enhance’ feature adds tracks to users’ playlists
It's only for premium subscribers (which is interesting in itself) and can be toggled on or off for each user-created playlist.
September 10, 2021
16bn streams later, Spotify Release Radar opens up to sponsors
It's five years since Spotify launched its personalised 'Release Radar' playlist, serving up new releases to listeners from their liked/followed artists every Friday.
September 9, 2021
Spotify talks Today’s Top Hits playlist amid visual rebrand
With more than 28.6 million followers, Today's Top Hits is Spotify's biggest playlist by some distance. It has generated more than 1.4bn hours of listening and 27.3bn streams to date according to Spotify, having playlisted...
June 24, 2021
Ministry of Sound signs new playlists exclusive with Mixcloud
Dance label Ministry of Sound is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and it has just announced a partnership with streaming service Mixcloud. Ministry says it will be “sharing their extensive archive of curated...
May 28, 2021
Spotify expands Fresh Finds into an artist development program
Spotify launched its Fresh Finds family of playlists in 2016, using data from music blogs and tastemakers' listening on its own service to highlight artists and tracks in the early stages of breaking through. More than...
May 26, 2021
Deezer enlists Wolf Alice and Laura Mvula for 80s covers album
Don’t You Want Me. Joe Le Taxi. Wicked Game. Africa. Orinoco Flow. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me). Tainted Love. Buffalo Stance. That’s your day’s worth of earworms covered for readers who grew...
May 26, 2021