RISE: Spotify’s new program to break the next top artists

Spotify have just launched a new program to bring rising artists to the forefront and help to break the careers of the hottest emerging talents. RISE was launched by Spotify today and will highlight the…

Spotify to start pushing label playlists with new quota

Spotify are launching a new method for pitching playlists from major and independent labels to appear on Spotify’s Browse page. After arguments over whether Spotify promote their own playlists above outside influencers in the past…

How to get your music heard online for independent artists

These days you can put your music online for millions, perhaps billions, to hear it – eliminating the need for big money-grabbing record labels. But with such a giant potential audience how do you get…

Spotify launches app just for artists to track their fans and music streams

Spotify have just launched their Spotify for Artists app, bringing artists’ Spotify stats into their pockets wherever they go. Spotify’s new mobile app will be a blessing to musicians and artists who want to know…

Viral YouTube videos might make chart hits on Billboard soon

Can you imagine Gangnam Style being number one in the official charts? Billboard and YouTube might be teaming up to count video plays in chart data. According to a new report YouTube plays are to…

Tell your phone to play Spotify with Google Assistant support

Tell your Android phones what you want to play on Spotify with the convenience of voice control through Google Assistant. Since August Spotify users have been able to stream their Spotify music through Google Home,…

Electronic music is massive in China, and NetEase Cloud Music are dominating as it grows

A new report shows that electronic and dance music in China¬†is exploding in popularity with almost 100 million more listeners than last year. Electronic music is seeing a massive surge in popularity in China where…

Microsoft Groove music streaming service to be replaced with Spotify

Microsoft are shutting down Groove streaming after it launched to replace Xbox Music 2 years ago, teaming up with Spotify for music streaming instead. It was a decent run but¬†Microsoft have announced that Groove Music’s…

Take a trip back to your childhood with Spotify’s new Time Capsules

Spotify have just launched ‘Your Time Capsule’, a personalised throw back that looks at the music you loved, but haven’t been giving the love to lately. Spotify love your music taste, and they prove this…

Spotify just got privately valued at a whopping $16 billion

In private trades involving Spotify the music streaming giant just got an exceptional valuing of roughly $16 billion, signifying bright horizons following a tumultuous year. Spotify have had some difficulty in the past year as…