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YouTube seeks to debut a new paid streaming service by March

YouTube will look to launch its own music streaming service come March. Tentatively titled “Remix,” the paid service will offer video clips directly sourced from YouTube, as well as on-demand music streaming.Remix represents Google’s third attempt to introduce a music streaming platform that can contend with the likes of Apple Music and Spotify. Google released […]

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See the most-streamed Spotify artists of 2017 [Full List]

Spotify has compiled a list of streaming superlatives, spotlighting the artists that were most frequently streamed in 2017. The music platform’s year-end charts account for the most-streamed artists, top five breakout artists, most-streamed groups, tracks, and albums, and emerging 2017 genres, among other categories. Ed Sheeran sits pretty atop Spotify’s most-streamed song section for “Shape […]

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Spotify breaks down your listening habits over the last year

Spotify has officially released its Your 2017 Wrapped feature. By tracking listening habits over the year, the Swedish streaming giant provides users with a year in review to sum up their most listened to artists and genres throughout the year.The feature farms data throughout the year to generate a list of listener’s top 100 streamed songs, and also provides a convenient virtual […]

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Spotify is testing a ‘like/dislike’ feature for its Discover Weekly playlists

Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist could soon account for user preference.Discover Weekly relies on an algorithm to compile a list of songs that would likely appeal to the listener, given the Spotify user’s listening history. The playlist refreshes each Monday, routinely offering new recommendations for streamers.The playlist’s weekly renewal is favorable for the Spotify users that […]

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deadmau5 unleashes complete track collection from BBC Radio 1 residency on Spotify

Deadmau5‘s struck an underground gold mine, and luckily, he’s happy to share the wealth.After an exciting string of announcements amidst the mau5’s final BBC Radio 1 residency show, the big cheese has thrilled fans with a more immediate gift. Fans of deadmau5’s radio show can relish in a complete collection of the music the artist […]

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Spotify acquires cloud based collaborative DAW

Since its founding in 2006, Spotify has completely transformed the world of music and become a multi-billion dollar enterprise. The innovative music streaming platform has now bought Swedish online  music studio start-up Soundtrap for an undisclosed amount. Since the start of 2016, Spotify has made nine acquisitions and also attempted to purchase Soundcloud before ultimately backing […]

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New Spotify data shows sharp increase in listening time, artist diversity

“The pie is getting bigger and there are more slices going around.”In an announcement by David Erlandsson and Jomar Perezos of Spotify, the company has revealed statistics that show in an increase in hours listened and music diversity.Average listener hours are up 25 percent, alongside a 37-percent increase in diversity. Erlandsson and Perezos credit editorial and […]

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The Stranger Things 2 Soundtrack Is Good Work Music

For a horror soundtrack, Stranger Things 2 feels very… productive. The rhythmic synths don’t evoke a Lovecraftian monster so much as a gently churning supercomputer. This makes for a great soundtrack to your work day. Cue it up on Spotify and get in the zone.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Explore Destructo’s personal record crate with this new ‘OG Underground’ playlist

Before Destructo became the king of west coast dance events and G-house’s popular champion, Gary Richards resumé already boasted the legwork that galvanized the 1990’s rave scene, creating and operating his own label, as well as a co-sign from Rick Rubin to lead Def American’s early electronic A&R channel. Richards is effectively a living time capsule of […]

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Spotify Will Now Make You a Custom Stranger Things Playlist

After marketing stunts that’ve included a Netflix countdown clock and “Strange Mode” themed Lyft rides, one more charming Stranger Things gimmick to add to the mix: tied to today’s season two release, Spotify has rolled out custom playlists themed to different characters on the show, and will analyze your listening…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Spotify cancels all current video series, goes back to drawing board

Spotify has halted the production of its current original video series, duly cancelling its unreleased shows as the music streaming platform’s foray into video proved ineffective.Spotify has expended much energy developing an array of original video productions after deeming original video a potential source of un-infringed funds. More than 80% of Spotify’s revenue stream is […]

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Spotify launches emerging artist-oriented RISE program

Spotify has officially launched its new RISE program. Created in an effort to “identify and break the next wave of music superstars,” the streaming giant’s latest initiative — launched on October 20 in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. — plans to highlight four select artists every few months with a mixed-media playlist.Essentially, Spotify will leverage […]

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Thanks to Stem, artists no longer have to chase after royalty payments

The landscape of content creation is ever-evolving. New platforms with a shared goal of content distribution continue to be developed and released — digital edifices of their own kind that market content from musicians and other innovators alike to audiences broad and diverse. Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud, for instance, have revolutionized the accessibility of […]

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Spotify launches app for artists

As artists continuously work to market their music to listeners worldwide, having access to the latest data is key. Knowing how, where and by whom their music is being purchased and streamed is crucial to their success as artists.Spotify has answered the call to these analytics requests with an app designed especially for the musicians and […]

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Microsoft to shut down Groove Music, partner with Spotify

Last week, Microsoft announced the demise of Groove Music. At the end of 2017, the Windows digital streaming service will merge with Spotify and cease to exist.Groove Music began in October 2012 but in recent years has struggled to keep up with competitors like Spotify and Apple Music.Microsoft explained the transition in a blog post, below.“With […]

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The Hot 25: October 6, 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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The Hot 25: October 6, 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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