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.

Oasis Added To Spotify And Rdio

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Oasis - one of the last major hold-outs from streaming music services - have decided that today is gonna be the day. The brothers Gallagher can now...

Spotify Launches Free Service On Mobile Devices

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK Tech

Spotify has expanded its free music service to mobile devices for the first time. Previously it was only the desktop version of the streaming music...

How Can Recording Artists Make a Living in the Spotify Era?

Mark Hillary | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

When an artist friend of mine shared a news story on his Facebook wall echoing the familiar 'my-song-has-been-played-a-million-times-and-I-earned-nothing' lament of the post-Napster music industry I thought I would ask Spotify directly - just how do artists get paid when their songs are played on Spotify?

The 8 Tracks Ed Miliband SHOULD Choose For 'Desert Island Discs'

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Comedy

So - The Artist Also Known As The Labour Leader is going to be on 'Desert Island Discs' this Sunday. Here are the eight tracks we think Ed Miliband sh...

PLAYLIST: 21 Sparkling Tracks For Bonfire Night

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Comedy

Need some music to accompany your bonfire night festivities and/or drown out the sound of fireworks outside? Look, or indeed listen, no further! Fr...

PLAYLIST: 12 Songs For Prince George's Christening

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Comedy

Today, His Royal Highness Prince George Of Cambridge makes his first big public appearance since he left hospital. Hopefully this time he won't stick ...

Play for Today

David Julian Price | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Tech
David Julian Price

Sometimes, the technology has been around to do something special for ages, and then finally someone hits on the right combination of cleverness and creativity to make it happen.