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Spotify experiments with musician NFT galleries

Spotify is testing a way for artists to display their NFT collections from their profiles on the app. Users can scroll and click through their...

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Bill Simmons gets a big Spotify promotion

After three top executives departed the company, Spotify announced a major reorganization of its podcast business, which included promotions for...

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Spotify Stations app to shut down from May 16

Spotify Stations first launched in Australia in 2018 and later rolled out in the US in 2019. Spotify to shut down its radio-like listening...

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Spotify will shut down its radio-like listening app Stations on May 16th

Spotify will turn out the lights on Stations, its app that focused on listening by only allowing users to swap between curated playlists. It’s...

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Spotify announces to bring a music-themed virtual island on Roblox called Spotify Island

Spotify describes this island on Roblox as "a paradise of sound where fans and artists from all over the world can hang out and explore a...

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Spotify brings music-themed islands to Roblox

Spotify is bringing Spotify Island to Roblox, a set of virtual music-themed islands that let players make music, purchase merch, and play games....

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Anchor made Spotify the creator platform it is today

Anchor co-founder Michael Mignano will depart Spotify this summer, the company confirmed. He had an undeniable impact on the creator platform it’s...

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Anchor co-founder Michael Mignano to leave Spotify

Mignano became Spotify’s podcast tech czar in 2019 when the streamer bought Anchor for $150 million. Spotify confirmed Mignano will leave the...

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Spotify’s subscribers rise to 182M despite Joe Rogan controversy

Spotify’s latest earnings release sheds light on the impact the Joe Rogan controversy had on its business. It also recently announced a suspension...

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Joe Rogan says he got a subscriber bump from all the controversy

Joe Rogan says he gained 2 million subscribers during the height of controversies around him after Neil Young pulled his music from Spotify. Well hi,...

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Spotify opens up video podcasting to everyone in the US and select markets

All creators in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand can now upload video podcasts to Spotify. Video can be uploaded through Anchor on the...

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The Obamas are leaving Spotify for a new multiplatform podcast deal

Barack and Michelle Obama won’t sign a new podcast deal with Spotify, Bloomberg reports, marking a major departure for their production company,...

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Spotify quietly shuts down Greenroom creator fund

Greenroom, Spotify’s live audio app and Clubhouse competitor, launched last June, along with a creator fund. The fund shut down, according to...

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Parcast union contract with Spotify includes pay raises and diversity promises

Parcast is one of three unions at Spotify, in addition to Gimlet Media and The Ringer. The new three-year Parcast contract includes pay raises,...

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Spotify adds live audio programs and rebrands Greenroom app as Spotify Live

The platform first launched Greenroom in 2021 as a would-be competitor to Clubhouse, but it never quite caught on. The rebrand will add live content...

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Spotify Car Thing gets ‘add to queue’ and call answering features

Spotify’s in-car infotainment device, Car Thing, will now let users answer calls, create playlists, and add songs or podcasts to a queue using...

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Substack makes a pitch for your podcasts

Substack signs up new podcasters to its newsletter platform, Eminem gets time from Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, and the Parcast Union threatens to strike...

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Spotify is testing a new feature to help listeners discover music via user-created playlists

Spotify has selected a few curators who have established followings and popular playlists on Spotify. These Featured Curated playlists are now...

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Spotify’s Featured Curator pilot highlights user-made playlists

Spotify is rolling out a test for a Featured Curators carousel that contains popular playlists from users with established followings. The pilot is...

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Apple now allows ‘reader’ apps like Kindle, Netflix, and Spotify to add link to their own sites

According to Apple, reader apps are the ones designed to give access to digital content like magazines, books, music, or videos. These apps include...

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Apple finally lets ‘reader’ apps like Kindle, Netflix, and Spotify link to their own sites

Apple will now let developers of "reader apps" like Netflix, Spotify, and Kindle link out to their websites, so users will be able to make...

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Spotify tests a podcast discovery feed

Hot Pod looks at Spotify pulling out of Russia, Spotify testing a podcast discovery feed based on its acquisition of Podz, and how podcasts have...

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Spotify rolls out the promised COVID-19 content advisory section for all users

Spotify's new "COVID-19 Guide" section includes podcasts and other content about coronavirus approved by authoritative sources,...

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No more Spotify in Russia! Here's why

Spotify is now looking to shut services in the country due to the new media law, according to which spreading fake news about the military is...

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Spotify is suspending its services in Russia

Spotify is suspending its services in Russia. In a statement, the company appears to reference Russia’s new law that that punishes spreading fake...

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Spotify might soon bypass Android billing, but Google’s still getting paid

Google’s pilot program will let some developers bypass Google Play billing on Android — letting Spotify and potentially others use their own...

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Spotify seems to be testing a revitalized Car Mode

Spotify is reportedly letting some users test a Car Mode for its app. When active, it simplifies controls and the UI and provides easy access to...

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Spotify’s 2021 royalty report paints a rose-tinted vision of the music streaming industry

Spotify has updated its "Loud & Clear" site for 2021, giving an updated look at how it paid out royalties to artists and record labels...

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