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Spotify adds its new weekly charts to its mobile app

Spotify launched some new weekly charts in October this year, with global and US rankings for the top 50 songs and albums, as well as the top 10 debuts. The company is clearly pleased with the rollout: it’s expanding...
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Spotify resets user passwords after data-leak scare

Spotify has begun what ZDNet described as a “rolling password reset” of some users’ accounts, after a report suggesting that as many as 350,000 people’s usernames and passwords (among other personal...
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Spotify ‘Hot Country’ playlist has generated 5bn streams

Happy birthday to Spotify’s flagship country music playlist ‘Hot Country’, which is five years old this month. “Since its 2015 launch, it has amassed 6 million followers and seen more than 5 billion...
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Justice at Spotify takes its campaign… to Spotify itself

“Dear Spotify, show us where your money comes from…” The latest ambient banger on the streaming service is, well, it’s about the streaming service. ‘Dear Spotify’ is one of five tracks...
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WMG boss hopes Spotify rivals will also test price rises

Warner Music Group chief Steve Cooper has welcomed Spotify’s tests of higher-priced subscriptions, and hopes that it might persuade rivals to follow suit. “We do think this is good news that Spotify is beginning...
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Spotify gets enhanced Megan Thee Stallion ‘Good News’ album

Snapchat and Instagram have stories, Twitter now has fleets, but it's easy to forget that Spotify, too, has been exploring the 'stories' format. For a reminder, take a look at 'Megan Thee Stallion presents Good News, the...
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Spotify launches collection of original Christmas tracks

It’s Christmas season, and heaven knows we all need it after the year that 2020 has been. It’s no surprise to see Mariah Carey’s annual climb up various charts starting early: ‘All I Want For Christmas...
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Vargas & Lagola team up with Spotify for livestream concert

Vargas & Lagola is the artist name of Swedish duo Vincent Pontare and Salem al Fakir, who recently released their second album ‘Mount Alda’. To promote it, they’re doing a livestreamed concert on 25 November, promising...
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Spotify CFO says UMG is ‘willing to lean in more aggressively’ than rivals

Look away, non-Universal major labels: you may feel a little testy about the latest interview with Spotify CFO Paul Vogel, at a conference organised by RBC Capital Markets. He was asked about Spotify’s latest licensing...
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The mystery of Pavement’s biggest track on streaming services

“Why is the obscure b-side ‘Harness Your Hopes’ Pavement’s top song on Spotify? It’s complicated,” runs the headline of a Stereogum article published this week. But the piece does a good job of laying out the...
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‘Profound disrespect’ – ECSA attacks Spotify’s Discovery Mode

The brickbats keep flying for Spotify over the recent announcement of its 'Discovery Mode' for boosting selected tracks in its radio and autoplay features, in return for a lower royalty rate. This time it's the European...
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Damon Krukowski explains penny-per-stream US artists campaign

We reported last month on the launch of the Justice at Spotify campaign by the Union of Musicians and Allied Workers (UMAW) in the US. Now one of its prime movers, artist and author Damon Krukowski, has been talking...