Spotify Removes White Supremacist Bands From Its Platform

HuffPost | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Tech

Spotify says white supremacist bands are not welcome on its platform after being alerted to their presence in a week that has seen a wave of individua...

Teen Told Her Crush She Liked Him Through Genius Spotify Playlist

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you don’t know how to tell your crush you’re into them, take inspiration from 17-year-old Hannah Woodley. The teenager, from Ohio, created a un...

A Spotify Glitch Could Affect Harry Styles' Chances Of Bagging The Number One Spot

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Entertainment

Harry Styles will be hoping his debut single ‘Sign Of The Times’ tops the charts this week, but a Spotify “glitch” may affect his chances. Ha...

Stop, Collaborate And Listen - The Future Of Music Streaming

Lenah Ueltzen-Gabell | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Lenah Ueltzen-Gabell

From watching the latest blockbuster via Netflix or Amazon Prime to creating the perfect party playlist with Spotify or Apple Music, it's safe to say ...

How More Artists Are Connecting With Fans With Playlists And Mixtapes

Martin Ward | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Martin Ward

It is a well-known fact that the way we listen to music has changed dramatically in recent years. It can probably be traced back to the rise of the MP...

A Musician's Guide To Streaming

Conrad Ellis | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Conrad Ellis

Hi, Conrad from The Luka State here. We're an independent band from Winsford, Cheshire; that's right between Manchester and Liverpool to you southern...

You Can Now Have A Song On Your Tinder Profile And People Are Losing Their S**t

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For anyone who had Myspace, the concept of a profile song is very familiar - it’s the only way to let friends know how edgy and ironic you were. Now...

Apple Music Will Finally Stop Replacing Your Rare Live Songs With Studio Copies

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Tech

Imagine forking out £9.99 a month for a subscription to a premium music platform only to find that your carefully curated selection of pre-owned live...

Is Our Love of Netflix and Spotify Really Reducing Piracy?

Liz Bales | Posted 09.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Liz Bales

Digital streaming services like Netflix and Spotify are reducing piracy, according to an article in the Daily Telegraph earlier this week. It's a grea...

Tired of the EU Referendum? Here's Some Music

Tim Thornton | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

Hearing a few decent tunes never fails to calm me down, keep me sane, reassure me that - in the words of The Killers - everything will be all right. So I made a playlist. Each tune on the playlist is from a different EU country.

NEW MUSIC: Glass Caves in Manchester

Olivia Jones | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Jones

An alternative rock band from York, these four boys have already released a strong self funded album. 12,000 likes on Facebook and over 200,000 plays on spotify, they clearly have something that people want to know about. I managed to grab time with the lead man Matt, in the pub opposite the gig.

All Hail Halsey

Olivia Jones | Posted 25.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Jones

If you have no idea who I'm talking about and have some doubt in my hype, on Spotify Halsey has 86 million plays on the single which she is currently bringing to UK radio. So get a grip on the reality of how the music industry works now and get involved.

Want A Free Chromecast? Just Sign Up To Spotify

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Tech

Want a free Chromecast? Well you're in luck, Spotify is offering just that as part of a new initiative to get more customers to sign up to Spotify Pre...

Sorry Folks, Kanye West Will Never Release His Album Outside Of TIDAL

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Tech

Want to listen to Kanye West's New Album 'The Life of Pablo'? Well we've got some bad news, West announced via his Twitter account that his album will...

The Entire Beatles Catalogue Is Now Available On Every Major Streaming Service

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Tech

Well done everyone, it looks like we've been good this year as Santa has gifted us with a real humdinger of a present just in time for Christmas. T...

Ten Early 90s Indie Songs That Say It All

Tim Thornton | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

With the assistance of my publication of choice, Melody Maker, my eyes were opened to an increasingly large list of often ridiculously-named bands. The movement's zenith for me will always be the early 1990s; but time (i.e. the press) has not been kind to the memory of the indie music from this period.

YouTube Red Is Google Taking Back Power in Online Video

Mat Greenfield | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

Last week saw a red letter day for YouTube, finally unveiling its long-rumoured subscription service: YouTube Red. In the process, it risked alienating video creators, dealt a blow to Internet advertising and made a bold move to ensure its future relevance in online media.

Impressively, 6.5 Million People Have Decided To Pay For Apple Music

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Tech

Tim Cook has revealed that 6.5 million people decided to start paying for Apple Music after their three month free trial, with a further 8.5 million s...

Spotify's Scary New Privacy Policy Is So Severe People Are Leaving In Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Tech

Spotify has updated its Privacy Policy with a number of drastic changes that will give the music streaming service direct access to your photos, conta...

Apple vs. Spotify: The Battle is on for the New User Market

Mark Hawtin | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Hawtin

On paper Apple Music and Spotify appear identical. Both offer over 30 million songs, the ability to create playlists, radio functionality based on a song choice, offline listening, curated playlists based on mood, and music suggestions linked to your listening habits. However, the user experience is quite different.

The Piracy Problem - The Hunt for an Effective Solution

Wayne Beynon | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Tech
Wayne Beynon

The new legislation can be effective, but it needs to be coupled with improved relations and co-operation between industry and streaming companies. This - I believe - may be the key to stamping out online piracy once and for all.

Amazon's New Music Streaming Service Is A Bit Rubbish If You're A Katy Perry Fan

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Tech

Amazon has launched its music streaming service, Prime Music in the UK, in a bid to rival Spotify and Apple. From today, the service will be availa...

Apple Announces New Product: 'Copying Spotify'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Comedy

The folks at College Humor have finally said what we're all thinking, with this spoof Apple advert featuring a rather odd-looking Tim Cook, CEO of App...

Taylor Swift Is Shaking Off Apple Music

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Tech

Taylor Swift is well truly shaking off music streaming services. Apple along with Swifty's record label Big Machine Records confirmed to BuzzFeed N...

Deaf People Hear The Voices Of Loved Ones In Heartwarming Video

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Jessa Mae is just like any other 16-year-old: she loves meeting up with friends, laughing and dancing. She is also deaf. "My dad is a fisherma...