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Spotify acquires online music guessing game, Heardle

Spotfiy has acquired the music guessing game, Heardle. A version of popular New York Times owned Wordle, Heardle challenges users to guess songs based on increasing snippets of music. The game experienced a surge in popularity off the back of Wordle. Following Spotify’s acquisition of Heardle, the game has been

The Copyright Royalty Board has voted to set new rates for mechanical royalties for publishers and songwriters, raising the rate to 15.1%, applicable from 2018 through 2022. The U.S statutory board traditionally votes on rates every five years, with the decided upon rate being valid for five years until the

A new streaming app, Marine Snow, has launched. Unlike other platforms, Marine Snow uses a 90-day rotation of songs, and urges users to interact with each other and the platform to access the music. Users must crack open egg-like capsules in order to unveil songs, or combine ‘shards’ to unlock

Daniel Ek, founder and CEO of Spotify, has announced he plans to buy $50 million in Spotify shares. In a recent Tweet, Ek said: “I’ve always been vocal about my strong belief in Spotify and what we are building. So I am putting that belief into action this week by

Streaming giant Spotify went down last night, according to multiple reports from users. The site experienced access issues and widespread technical problems. Users reported that they were being continuously logged out of the application, or that their account details were flagged as being incorrect. According to Variety, the issues reported

A recent article published by Pitchfork has revealed that podcaster Joe Rogan’s exclusive content deal with streaming giant Spotify is worth $200 million. This is double than what was originally reported by Spotify, who claimed Rogan’s deal paid him $100 million. Sources with inside information on the deal revealed to

Amazon and Spotify are currently in the midst of a bidding war. The two streaming giants have reportedly both bid on London based podcast startup Audioboom. Both are currently exploring bids, and may lock in offers as soon as the end of this month, according to Sky News. Audioboom has

An independent rock band from the UK, The Pocket Gods, have announced plans to release an album that hacks Spotify’s royalties system. The album, called 1000×30 – Nobody Makes Money Anymore in reference to Spotify’s current royalties model, is designed as a commentary on Spotify’s business model which only registers

Spotify has one again been the source of much controversy following an episode of Joe Rogan’s Spotify exclusive podcast The Joe Rogan Experience, which is being blamed for spreading misinformation on Covid-19. The episode in question featured guests Dr. Peter McCullough and Dr. Robert Malone, who many have claimed made

Bryan Müller has removed all of his music from streaming service Spotify. The German producer, known as Skee Mask, announced via social media on January 2nd that he made the decision to cut ties with the streaming juggernaut. He stated, “My music will be available there again as soon as

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