The Kid LAROI Stars in Mini Doc for Spotify’s RADAR

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Spotify’s global emerging artist program, RADAR, has announced their latest artist partnership with 17-year-old Los Angeles via Australia rap sensation The Kid LAROI. Just last week, LAROI dropped off his deluxe mixtape F**k Love (Savage), which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, #3 on Spotify’s Top Global Albums chart, and #2 on […]

‘The Joe Budden Podcast’ Set to Depart Spotify in Mid-September

'The Joe Budden Podcast' Set to Depart Spotify in Mid-September

The relationship between the good brothers of The Joe Budden Podcast and streaming giant Spotify is all but over. In Wednesday’s episode titled “Views From The Spot,” Joe led a discussion detailing the end of their relationship for now after the upcoming six episodes. Speaking alongside co-hosts Rory, Mal, and Parks and in the representation […]

Kim Kardashian West and Spotify to Launch Criminal Justice Reform Podcast

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Kim Kardashian West inks a new deal with Spotify to draw more awareness to Criminal Justice Reform and those who face wrongful convictions. Kardashian-West has worked with the non-profit group, the Innocence Project, for the past several years. The group works to exonerate wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA tests. Through this initiative, she has financed […]

Joe Rogan Signs Exclusive Podcast Deal With Spotify


Spotify is continuing to build its podcasting platform and in doing so just added one of the most popular pods on the market. Joe Rogan’s podcast The Joe Rogan Experience will stream exclusively on Spotify starting September 1. Rogan landed a multi-year licensing deal with Spotify at an undisclosed price tag. The famed comedian/broadcaster posted […]

Spotify Creates Two Playlists Inspired by ‘The Last Dance’


During the run of The Last Dance, fans have enjoyed how the music of the docuseries has been perfectly crafted. In response, Spotify has launched two curated playlists in partnership with ESPN and Netflix for you to enjoy the sounds even when the series concludes each Sunday. The Last Dance official playlist brings music from […]

Travis Scott & Kid Cudi’s “THE SCOTTS” Break Spotify’s Global Streaming Record

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Just after it’s debut two days ago, Travis Scott and Kid Cudi’s new single, “The Scotts” is making waves and breaking records on Spotify. The song originally was used in Travis Scott’s virtual Fortnite concert set and is now available on all music retail platforms. With currently trending artwork by designer KAWS, “The Scotts” hit […]

Joe Budden Podcast Taking a Break Due to Coronavirus


Joe Budden, Rory and Mal will be on hiatus for the foreseeable future as the Joe Budden Podcast is taking a break due to the coronavirus outbreak. JBP dropped episode 334 on Tuesday which will be the last episode until further notice. “We’ll be back,” 1/3 of the JBP, Mal said on Twitter responding to […]

R. Kelly’s Streams Increased by 16 Percent Since Docuseries Premiere


R. Kelly is caught up in controversy ever since the premiere of part one of the Surviving R. Kelly docuseries that highlights sexual abuse allegations against him. But that hasn’t stopped people from listening to his music. The Blast confirms that the singer’s Spotify streams surged by 16 percent since the series aired on Thursday, […]

Aaliyah’s Discography to Reportedly Hit Streaming Platforms in 2020

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Its been 18 years since Aaliyah’s untimely passing and her fans have been fighting ever since to keep her legacy alive by advocating for her discography to be available on streaming platforms. The singer’s debut album is the only one available on streaming platforms because it wasn’t released under her deal with her uncle, Barry […]

Tekashi and YNW Melly Got 1B Streams Each on Spotify While Behind Bars


Two of Hip-Hop’s biggest stars reached a billi while behind bars in 2019. Tekashi 6ix9ine and YNW Melly have both been streamed a billion times on Spotify, which was reviewed at the end of the year and posted on DJ Akademiks IG page. Tekashi held it down with 61 million listeners while Melly had 40 […]

JAY-Z’s Discography Has Returned to Spotify

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If you are a Spotify listener, you can celebrate JAY-Z’s 50th birthday by playing all of his classics on the streaming service. Spotify’s hit the Twitter timeline to reveal the entire catalog by Hov is back for listening. Until today, there was only a select couple of albums that you could hear from Hov on […]

Spotify Celebrates First Writing Session in NYC with ‘Butter Cafe’ Event


Spotify hosted fans in Brooklyn for an intimate set that brought out rising names in R&B, alt-soul, jazz and hip-hop called Butter Cafe. The event was headlined with performances by Mere and Georgia Anne Muldrow, with additional performances from Braxton Cook, Eric Harland, Matthew Steves, Taber, and Harish. An additional impromptu freestyle also occurred between […]

Spotify is Testing a Button That Will Allow You to Create a Podcast

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If you are looking to launch a podcast like a certain rapper is doing, Spotify has you covered as they are testing out a new “Create podcast” button within their product’s library. The Verge discovered the test button, which will direct a user to Anchor, a podcast creation app recently acquired by Spotify, or to […]

Spotify Ending Beta Program For Independent Artists Uploading Music

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Spotify’s nearly year-long experiment of letting independent artists upload original music is coming to an end. Spotify announced on Monday that they’ll be ending the beta program at the end of July. The music streaming service also revealed new plans to better serve independent artists that came about through feedback during the beta program. Over […]

Barack and Michelle Obama Sign Deal With Spotify to Produce Exclusive Content

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Since leaving the White House The Obamas haven’t missed a beat. Now, the dynamic duo has decided to jump into the podcast game by signing an exclusive deal with streaming giant Spotify to produce exclusive content. According to Variety, the terms of the multiyear deal between Spotify and Higher Ground Productions, the couple’s production company, […]

Is Donald Glover, Rihanna’s ‘Guava Island’ Releasing Next Week?

Is Donald Glover, Rihanna's 'Guava Island' Releasing Next Week?

The top-secret Guava Island movie starring Donald Glover and Rihanna can be released as soon as next week. Fans noticed Spotify ads promoting that the flick will be out on April 13th. That’s the day after Glover’s alter ego, Childish Gambino, is headlining the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. One ad features Gambino […]