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Women’s group asks Spotify to remove Red Hot Chili Peppers, Don Henley, Steven Tyler and more

Posted by on May 16, 2018

How far is too far? Last week, Spotify recently removed both R&B singer R Kelly and rapper XXXTentacion from their playlists due to their history with sexual misconduct. Unfortunately, there’s no easy right answer to that question as neither artist has been formally charged with anything, despite the fact that evidence points to the contrary. […]

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Will Spotify’s hate conduct policy extend to metal?

Posted by on May 10, 2018

As you might have heard by now, R&B singer R. Kelly has allegedly done some pretty heinous shit over the course of his career. The singer married Alliyah when she was 15, was caught on video performing sex acts on another underage woman, and more recently, has been accused of essentially running a sex cult […]

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Spotify hit with $1.6 billion lawsuit over Rage Against the Machine, Tom Petty, Weezer songs

Posted by on January 2, 2018

If the last few years has taught us anything about consumption of music, it’s that streaming is the preferred method of hearing it. Yet as Spotify, Apple Music,  Tidal, Amazon and more continue to capture the ears and wallets of music lovers everywhere, it’s still kind of the wild west out there when it comes […]

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Metal makes unexpected appearance on Spotify’s year-end charts

Posted by on December 5, 2017

Wondering what the top music of 2017 streamed on Spotify was? Spoiler alert: Ed Sheeran, followed closely by “Despacito.” Not surprising or all that interesting, eh? Spotify have released their Global Year In Music charts, and while there are a lot of the usual suspects in terms of artists and pop songs, things get pretty […]

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Metallica teams up with Starbucks and Spotify for charity

Posted by on November 27, 2017

The wonderful dudes in Metallica have teamed up with coffee juggernauts Starbucks and streaming behemoth, Spotify for the “Give Good” charity campaign. Starting tomorrow, Tuesday November 28th, 8,000 Starbuck locations will be selling special limited edition Metallica-designed gift cards. The proceeds will be given to Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation, which launched only just […]

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Are your days of streaming music for free coming to an end?

Posted by on August 24, 2017

If you want to listen to music from a band without buying their album, you probably do one of two things – look the band/song/album up on YouTube or go to Spotify to check it out without paying anything. And while that’s not going to change just yet, an article suggests that in a few […]

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Tool in talks to join streaming services

Posted by on March 24, 2017

Waiting for Tool to follow up 1992006’s 10,ooo Days with their fifth album has been a popular metalhead pastime for at least five years, and while there have been plenty of teases, small hints of progress, and studio updates, it’s been hard to get the sense that we’re any closer – until now. Bloomberg reports that the […]

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Today in co-branding: Guns N’ Roses roses and Spotify Premium with ‘Times’ subscription

Posted by on February 8, 2017

Marketing – it’s a thing, huh? Until today, Guns N’ Roses have stayed out of the firearms and flowers game, but that’s changing. Thankfully, you can’t buy a GN’R Uzi just yet, but thanks to the geniuses at 1800flowers.com, you can pick up an exclusive Not in This Lifetime bouquet of roses in a red vase. […]

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Devildriver’s Dez Fafara shares road playlist with us in advance of tour

Posted by on January 23, 2017

On Wednesday, February 8th, DevilDriver will be hitting the road for their first headlining tour in three years. Death Angel, Winds of Plague, The Agonist, and Azreal will be along for the ride on the  “Bound By the Road” tour. The monthlong tour will require a lot of travel, so we asked DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara to […]

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Streaming rates for Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube shared, and you’re not getting rich

Posted by on January 20, 2017

Although we run our Metal by Numbers column every week, it only tells a small part of the story as far as record sales. It’s no secret that many music listeners have switched over to streaming. One major advantage to streaming services is that any band can sign with a service like Tunecore and be up […]

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