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The Hot 25: August 18, 2017

The Hot 25 is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand­-delivering you the essential tracks of the week. Whether it’s the hottest or quickest trending tracks, brand new music from your favorite artists, or songs from the unknown that should be landing on your radar, Dancing Astronaut brings you 25 carefully […]

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Spotify denounces white supremacy, vows to erase hatred off platform

Three years ago, the Southern Poverty Law Center flagged a collection of white-supremacist acts and racist “hate bands” on Spotify. In light of recent events in Charlottesville, the US government’s response, and the release of a Digital Music News’ story titled, “I Just Found 27 White Supremacist Hate bands On Spotify,” the streaming giant has promised […]

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Kygo’s 2013 remix of Henry Green’s ‘Electric Feel’ is now on Spotify

Many moons ago in October 2013, as one may recall, Kygo added his signature tropical house Midas touch to Henry Green‘s sultry cover of “Electric Feel.” Despite the remix being posted to both YouTube and SoundCloud, Kygo never received official clearance by the record labels in order for the song to end up on streaming […]

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Attention Gamers: Spotify is now available on Xbox One

Gaming just leveled up.Spotify has officially teamed up with Xbox to provide gamers an ideal music and gaming integration.Now available across 34 international markets, Spotify is downloadable on Xbox One. Gamers can now save music, curate their very own playlists, and listen to their full catalog of music while playing.Users will seamlessly be able to use […]

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The Hot 25: August 4, 2017

The Hot 25 is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand­-delivering you the essential tracks of the week. Whether it’s the hottest or quickest trending tracks, brand new music from your favorite artists, or songs from the unknown that should be landing on your radar, Dancing Astronaut brings you 25 carefully […]

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How to Safely Share Your HBO, Netflix, and Other Streaming Logins With Friends

Armed with the right login credentials from generous friends and family, you could happily enjoy Netflix, Spotify, and a ton of other streaming services without spending a dime—but is all this password-sharing smart? In some cases, sharing your login info could result in you losing the service altogether. We’ve looked…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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How to collect funds from Spotify’s $43.5 million dollar class action settlement

The class action lawsuit opened against Spotify by Melissa Ferrick and David Lowery has been settled. Months prior, Ferrick and Lowery brought Ferrick v. Spotify USA Inc. to the court system, suing the popular music streaming service for copyright infringement, alleging that Spotify made some music available on its platform without the license to do […]

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Spotify turned down the volume on all its tracks without saying a word

Despite all the commotion surrounding Spotify lately — from creating “fake” artists, royalty battles with music publishers, and plans for a direct listing on the NY Stock Exchange — the Swedish music streaming giant has gone relatively quite. That is, Spotify has turned down the volume on every track in its 30 million-plus library.The catch? None of us even heard the difference.The […]

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‘Steve Aoki Presents Kolony’ is a wild, rap-heavy ride

Steve Aoki has been teasing his new album Kolony for months now and today, fans finally get to hear the full thing. The ten-track album released on Dim Mak/Ultra Records is Steve Aoki’s first entrance into rap.“When I was in the studio working on this project or a song with someone that made it to the album, they brought their […]

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Tensions rise between Spotify and music publishers

Spotify has had quite a tumultuous week. After being accused of committing fraud, the Swedish streaming giant is facing new pressure from the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA).According to the New York Post, music publishers have banded together to demand money from the service for unpaid royalties. In the past, Spotify has claimed that they […]

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For its flaws, SoundCloud is still the best streaming service on Earth [Editorial]

Amid worrying reports that SoundCloud may well and truly be over the hill, it’s been easy for the music community to get carried away preparing obituaries for the stream titan that cite a lack of management expertise, flawed revenue model, and ill-treatment of fresh talent as root causes of an untimely demise.However, to call SoundCloud ‘dead’ […]

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“Fake” Spotify artist discusses the streaming giant’s fraud accusations

Just last week, Spotify was accused of defrauding its stream numbers and underpaying artists by placing “fake artists” in highly-streamed playlists — effectively limiting the opportunities for other artists to make money and gain exposure.The report, originally published by Vulture, claimed that the streaming service put said artists’ songs onto its premium curated playlists, ones like “Deep Sleep” […]

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Morgan Page talks the key to long term success in the ever-changing dance music industry [Interview]

It’s 2008, and the Deadmau5 remix of “The Longest Road” has just been nominated for a Grammy. Legends like Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, and Above & Beyond are leading the European fervor for Trance, but the dance scene in the United States is still very much a niche interest. Ultra isn’t a three day festival […]

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Spotify responds to stream padding and fraud allegations

A headline this week made waves in the rapidly evolving streaming industry when Vulture claimed Spotify has been paying producers upfront for their services whilst placing fake artist alias’ on premium playlists to maximize profit for the streaming service and minimize artist payouts.The article written by Adam K. Raymond included the following allegation: “This upfront payment saves the company […]

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Spotify accused of defrauding stream numbers and underpaying artists. Again.

In an effort to save money, Spotify have been paying producers upfront to compose music under non-existent monikers to fill up its premium playlists, which allow for maximum exposure for its content. The fraudulent process allows the streaming giant to evade future royalty payouts despite garnering millions of streams on some tracks.According to an article […]

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