Spotify are expanding their controversial ‘pay for plays’ program

Pay for plays could either be a fantastic way for artists to find their exact audiences or it could become the ‘pay to win’ of artists. Spotify have greenlit their promotional platform ‘Marquee’ to be…

Spotify’s ‘Pay for Plays’ ad programme gets a price

Spotify have revealed more about their upcoming tool that lets artists and labels pay for targeted ads to boost streams. Spotify have been testing a feature that lets creators and their teams pay for targeted…

Spotify cut off paid ‘Payola’ playlist SpotLister from their service

Spotify have disconnected SpotLister from their API, a playlister that allows artists to pay to get on playlists with 11.5 million collective followers. Spotify strictly forbid ‘payola’ or pay-for-play services using Spotify to tout artists…