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Spotify ISN'T Your Only Option For Streaming Music

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Tech

To those already addicted to music streaming services, it's hard to imagine ever going back. Even for hardcore music lovers, whose collections are...

Is Spotify About To Lose An Entire Music Company?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Tech

Following on from the departure of Taylor Swift from Spotify, Sony Music's CFO has confirmed that the company is 're-evaluating' its stance on music-s...

Taylor Swift Reveals What Spotify Pays Its Artists

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Tech

The Taylor Swift VS. Spotify battle has escalated after her label Big Machine revealed that Spotify had paid the artist just $500,000 in royalties ove...

Does Taylor Swift Really Know The Future of the Music Industry?

Mark Hillary | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

Of course in many ways she is right. Spotify is not run by the artists or record labels. It is an entirely different entity, however the question could be framed in a different way. If artists such as Swift are withdrawing from major streaming services like Spotify then what are they suggesting is the alternative?

Taylor Swift 'Penning Heartbreak Album About Split With Spotify'

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Taylor Swift's next album will focus on her break-up with Spotify, music insiders have told HuffPost UK Comedy. Swift ended her relationship with t...

Taylor Swift Just Broke Spotify's Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech

Taylor Swift has -- completely unannounced -- pulled her entire back catalogue from Spotify, including her newest album '1989'. In response Spotify...

Spotify's Family Plan Is Music to My Ears

Andrew Denham | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Denham

Over recent years we've seen a move away from purchasing music to having access to an always-on supply of all our favourite tracks. Ten years ago we would have bought a CD and shared it between us. Up until now, digital and streamed music has been aimed at the individual and it has been difficult to share it, even with those under the same roof.

Can't Decide What Music To Listen To At School? Spotify's Come Up With The Ultimate Playlist

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

You hear all sorts of tales about which genre of music is best to listen to while you're studying, but Spotify has actually researched it and found ou...

A Scottish Referendum Playlist: 18 Songs For 18 September

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Scotland: we know you want to break free. But if you leave me now, we are never, ever getting back together. Yes, here's our Scottish independence ...

10,000 Hours or 10,000 friends? Eight Perspectives on Talent in the Music Industry

Jonathan Schifferes | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Schifferes

It's about time we reconsidered what we mean by talent: how it is defined, who gets identified as talented, and how they are developed, recognised and rewarded. Is talent the product of 10,000 hours of devoted practice, or the reward of 10,000 followers?

Ones and Sixes and the Economics of Success in the Streaming Age

Paul Piggott | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Piggott

A wise man recently introduced me to the idea that fans of bands can be measured on a score of 1 - 6. Kind of like a musical dice or an adapted Net Promoter Score.

The UK Singles Chart Is About To Change Forever...

Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

The UK Official Singles Chart will undergo a huge change on Sunday 6 July, when - for the first time ever - data from streaming websites will be taken...

Spotify Got Hacked

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Tech

Music streaming service Spotify is updating its app after a user's account was hacked. The Scandinavian-based service said in a blog post on the of...

A £1,000 Student Loan and a Freaking Crazy Idea (Part Two)

Amman Ahmed | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK
Amman Ahmed

After building roundwaves into a profitable company, Amman talks about funding the next big challenge. Rormix - A platform for discovering emerging music videos.

Spotify Suddenly Looks Different - Here's Why

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech

Spotify has launched the biggest redesign in its history - and we hope you like black. The new design will launch on iOS, Android, desktop and web ...

'Spotify For Magazines' Launches In The UK

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Tech

A service claiming to be the "Spotify for magazines" has launched in the UK. Readly is a £10-a-month service which lets users read magazines from ...

If This Apple-Android Rumour Comes True, It Will Shock The World

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech

Apple is said to be considering releasing a version of its iTunes music software for Google's rival Android platform. The shocking move would be an...

An Independent Artist's Take on Spotify

Ron Pope | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ron Pope

Until a few years ago, I was deriving 95% of my income from selling digital singles; if there's anyone who should be afraid of streaming, it's me. Instead, I'm watching my fanbase grow exponentially as my fans utilize social networking and streaming sites like Spotify to create an honest to goodness grassroots movement.

Long Live Radio

Caroline Feraday | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Feraday

Every week still it seems that I hear that something new will "kill the radio star". Spotify will kill off radio, Pandora streaming will kill off radio, Nick Grimshaw will kill off radio. It won't. Technologies change, but radio isn't a piece of technology. It has a soul, it's a connection... it's my friend.

Mischievous Creativity - why being bad can be good for business

Chris Barez-Brown | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Chris Barez-Brown

If when you're working you were to change your perception of what's right and wrong when it comes to thinking about the future, you'll be amazed how liberating it can also be. Get devilish when playing the business game and notice how easy it is to come up with very provocative ideas.

What Love Song Gives You The Most Tingles?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

What song gives you the tingles? Sends you into a romantic daydream even when you're hoovering? Those clever folk at Spotify have come up with the ...

PLAYLIST: 25 Happy, Soppy Love Songs For Valentine's Day Lovers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Comedy

Yesterday we brought you 25 Of The Angriest, Saddest Love Songs Every Recorded. So for the sake of balance, it seems only right that we also compile t...

25 Anti-Valentine's Day Songs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Comedy

Whether you want to tell someone to go their own way or tell them that you can't live (if living is without them), then this playlist is for you. F...

'Forgotify' Is A Project To Play All 4 Million Unplayed Songs On Spotify

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Tech

There are more then 20 million songs on Spotify - but not all songs are born equal. In fact it was recently announced that more than four million ...

Bobby Gillespie Compiles 'Best of Oasis' Playlist to Coincide With Release of Online Streaming Catalogue

Todd Cochran | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Todd Cochran

As a tribute to the band's enduring influence and to salute his Gallagher mates, Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie was pegged by Rdio to create an exclusive playlist of his favourite Oasis tracks listeners through the Oasis journey, from Rock 'N' Roll Star to the Masterplan.