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Spotify and Apple Music get unofficial mixes, the best part of SoundCloud

SoundCloud’s big differentiator is its offering of unofficial, user-uploaded content that the major labels don’t release and that isn’t on Spotify or Apple Music. Or at least they weren’t. The first unofficial single-track remixes just went live on Spotify and Apple Music thanks to their partnerships with music rights management service Dubset. Apple struck a deal with Dubset in March, and Spotify did in May, BPMSupreme …

Daniel Ek Invented Spotify, but His Bride Just Brought Back the Asymmetrical Wedding Dress

When Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek got married to his long-term partner, Sofia Levander, the sun was setting on Lake Como, Italy. Sofia walked down the aisle to “November Rain” by Guns N’ Roses, showing off her strapless, asymmetrical gown. From the back, it was easy to see that Sofia’s train swept the floor, but from the front, her design appeared just a simple …

Spotify might not suppress search, but that doesn’t mean artists with exclusives get treated equally

Accusations that Spotify has been punishing artists for signing exclusives with other streaming services hit the internet in full force this morning, originating from a Bloomberg article.  When confronted by TechCrunch, a Spotify spokesperson gave the same response they have been giving since the story broke — that the accusations about burying search results are “unequivocally false.” However, while Spotify has been clear about rejecting …

Spotify now has a gaming section, including soundtracks and playlists

Music to game to – it’s a real thing. From the ambient, otherworldly soundtrack of No Man’s Sky, to the songs you most associate with playing a certain title (Busta Rhymes When Disaster Strikes is forever linked to Goldeneye 007 for me, for instance), music and games go hand in hand, which is why it makes perfect sense that Spotify has launched a dedicated Gaming …