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Batman and Kim Kardashian heading to Spotify podcasts

Jun 19, 2020 - 4:17 PM

Spotify pens podcast deals with DC Comics for scripted superhero episodes and Kim Kardashian West for a criminal justice podcast

PLAYLIST: Bill Wither's bluesy, soulful legacy

Apr 04, 2020 - 2:38 PM

We remember the soul icon, who died on March 30

BILL WITHERS. The late soul icon leaves behind a rich legacy. Photo from Wikipedia

Spotify says isolation ups interest in 'chill' music

Mar 30, 2020 - 11:00 PM

The streaming service says they noticed a surge in the song 'Don't Stand So Close To Me' by The Police

PLAYLIST: A celebration of dance pop and the immortality of 'Tala'

Jan 12, 2020 - 10:34 AM

We salute the 'Tala' craze with a playlist of pop songs that are just as danceable

PLAYLIST: Emo never dies

Dec 19, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Don't worry, we all had an emo phase

Jay-Z marks 50th birthday with return to Spotify

Dec 05, 2019 - 1:16 PM

After removing majority of his discography from Spotify in 2017, the rap mogul surprises fans by returning his music on the streaming platform two years later, including his '4:44' album

December Avenue is the Philippines' most streamed artist on Spotify

Dec 04, 2019 - 11:52 AM

The Philippines' most streamed song also comes from the group!

TOP ARTIST. December Avenue is the most streamed artist on Spotify Philippines for 2019. Image courtesy of Spotify Philippines

Drake is Spotify's most-streamed artist of the decade

Dec 04, 2019 - 10:23 AM

Was it God's Plan? Rapper Drake ends the decade with more than 28 billion streams, followed by other top-streamed artists like Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, and Post Malone

The rise of OPM, as seen on Spotify

Jul 12, 2019 - 2:44 PM

Filipino music is making waves both here and abroad

Spotify launches Spotify Lite

Jul 09, 2019 - 2:55 PM

The app is about a third of the size of the original version

Image from Spotify

Woo mankind, woman!

Mar 07, 2019 - 3:42 PM

This women’s month, tune in to this playlist and channel the queen within you

Is there a secret to Spotify success? We ask its executives

Feb 11, 2019 - 5:21 PM

Rappler talks to Spotify Southeast Asia's top execs about the streaming platform's success, Filipino music, and why love songs matter

OPM ON SPOTIFY. The steaming platform's biggest Filipino artists cover classic Filipino love songs. Photo courtesy of Spotify Philippines

Spotify releases feature to block specific artists

Jan 23, 2019 - 1:48 PM

The new feature comes amid calls to remove music from artists like R. Kelly over abuse allegations

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray back in Manila | Evening wRap

Dec 19, 2018 - 8:48 PM

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Filipinos listened to LANY, Moira dela Torre, Ed Sheeran the most on Spotify in 2018

Dec 04, 2018 - 8:20 PM

Drake, meanwhile, is the most streamed globally

Image courtesy of Spotify

Spotify earnings hit sour note on Wall Street

Nov 02, 2018 - 11:13 AM

Spotify is in fierce competition with its rivals offering both subscription-based and ad-supported music services like Apple, and Google-owned YouTube and Pandora

SPOTIFY. The Spotify logo is pictured on a football table placed in a playroom at the company headquarters in Stockholm on February 16, 2015. File photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Duterte’s medical tests, Spotify, Pia Wurtzbach | Evening wRap

Sep 24, 2018 - 9:11 PM

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Spotify to let artists post music without labels

Sep 21, 2018 - 11:18 AM

The feature for now is only in the test phase for select US-based independent artists who have secured their own copyrightsf

SPOTIFY. The Spotify logo is pictured on a football table placed in a playroom at the company headquarters in Stockholm. Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Twitter chief defends not booting Infowars

Aug 08, 2018 - 12:13 PM

Jack Dorsey explains that it is journalists' job to shine the light of truth on unsubstantiated rumors or sensationalized issues

Sony profits rise on the back of PS4 game sales, Spotify shares

Jul 31, 2018 - 6:29 PM

The growth of the streaming music sector, the sustained profitability of the PS4, and solid leadership under a new CEO have boosted Sony's net profits, year-over-year

MONEYMAKER. Blockbuster PS4 titles led by 'God of War' provide a big boost to Sony's bottomline in the first quarter of Japan's fiscal year, April 2018 to June 2018. Image from Sony

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Jul 27, 2018 - 9:30 PM

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Spotify reaches 83 million paying subscribers

Jul 26, 2018 - 8:52 PM

Spotify attributes the growth to inroads into emerging markets, particularly Latin America and Southeast Asia, and the popularity of its family packages, which nonetheless earn less revenue than individual plans

SPOTIFY. People gather in Spotify offices following a press conference on June 27, 2013 in New York City. File photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

Spotify to stop promoting R. Kelly songs over sex abuse claims

May 11, 2018 - 9:12 AM

Users of both the free and subscription-based versions of Spotify will still be able to find R. Kelly's music on the service. However, he will no longer appear in playlists curated by the platform or algorithm-generated recommendations.

R. KELLY. In this file photo taken on November 24, 2013 singer R. Kelly arrives for the 2013 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. File photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Instagram announces GoPro, Spotify integration with Stories

May 03, 2018 - 4:55 PM

The integrations will allow users of the GoPro or Spotify apps to send content to Instagram Stories

INTEGRATION. Instagram users can now shares Spotify playlists and tunes without needing to connect the apps together. Screen shot from Instagram.

Spotify narrows losses but disappoints on guidance

May 03, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Spotify says it lost 41 million euros ($49 million) in the 3 months through March, and it still expects to lose 230 to 330 million euros for the year

Spotify adds on-demand playlist for free users

Apr 25, 2018 - 11:17 AM

The revamped free tier app now lets users pick songs to listen to in select playlists, instead of having them in shuffled playback

Photo from Spotify

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 4, 2018

Apr 04, 2018 - 1:23 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the ceremonial distribution of the Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) to the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries at the Sultan Kudarat Sports and Cultural Center in the Municipality of Isulan, Sultan Kudarat on April 2, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Spotify soars in $26 billion stock debut

Apr 04, 2018 - 8:25 AM

In one of the largest public offerings ever in the tech sector, Spotify on its first day topped the market capitalization of other high-profile recent market entrants, including Twitter, Snapchat parent Snap and Dropbox

Spotify files $1 billion IPO, eyeing streaming growth despite losses

Mar 01, 2018 - 6:27 AM

The papers filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission offers the most detailed look yet at the finances of Spotify, with it having 159 million monthly users including 71 million paying subscribers – twice that of Apple Music

SPOTIFY. People gather in Spotify offices following a press conference on June 27, 2013 in New York City. File photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

10 songs to have sex to tonight, according to Spotify

Feb 13, 2018 - 8:37 PM

Get in the mood with these sexy tunes

Apple Music growing faster in U.S. vs. Spotify – report

Feb 05, 2018 - 9:59 AM

The rate of growth for Apple Music in the US compared to Spotify may be somewhat obscured, depending on whether or not you factor in trial accounts

Spotify boasts 70 million subscribers amid stock listing reports

Jan 05, 2018 - 3:51 PM

Announcing its new subscriber base online, Spotify did not change its number for total users. It said in June that it had 140 million active users when including listeners who access Spotify's free, advertising-backed tier

SPOTIFY. People gather in Spotify offices following a press conference on June 27, 2013 in New York City. File photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

Music sales soar in U.S. as streaming takes over market

Jan 04, 2018 - 3:47 PM

In the US, in-demand streaming services led by Spotify are quickly replacing downloads on platforms such as iTunes, which shook up the music business a generation ago

Spotify hit with new copyright suit in U.S.

Jan 03, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Wixen, which is seeking a jury trial against Spotify, presents a list of 10,784 songs for which it questioned Spotify's permission to stream. It is seeking $150,000 in damages for each song, meaning an award of at least $1.6 billion, as well as lawyers' fees.

Ed Sheeran, penguasa Spotify tahun 2017

Dec 07, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Lagu dan album Ed Sheeran paling banyak didengar di platform streaming musik ini sepanjang tahun 2017

PENGUASA SPOTIFY. Ed Sheeran resmi jadi penguasa di layanan streaming musik Spotify selama tahun 2017. Foto dari akun Instagram @teddysphotos

Ed Sheeran rules Spotify in 2017

Dec 06, 2017 - 7:58 AM

The ginger-haired pop guitarist was streamed more than any other artist in the year so far

SPOTIFY'S NUMBER 1. Ed Sheeran performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2017 presented by Capital One at The Forum on December 1, 2017 in Inglewood, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Berita selebriti hari ini: Senin, 25 September 2017

Sep 25, 2017 - 5:47 PM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' most streamed ever on Spotify

Sep 23, 2017 - 5:04 PM

'Shape of You' ends the 11-month reign of Drake's 'One Dance' on the streaming service

Social media updates roundup: September 10 to 16, 2017

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:19 PM

Pinterest hits 200 million users, while Facebook tests a new 'Snooze' feature to mute friends, Pages and Groups for a set amount of time

4 rekor baru lagu 'Look What You Made Me Do' di pekan pertama perilisannya

Aug 30, 2017 - 11:54 AM

Single terbaru Taylor Swift dari album Reputation berhasil menorehkan rekor baru dalam industri musik digital

REKOR. Lagu baru Taylor Swift berjudul 'Look What You Made Me Do' sukses mengukir 4 rekor baru di pekan pertama sejak dirilis. Foto dari screen capture akun YouTube TaylorSwiftVEVO

Berita selebriti hari ini: Senin, 28 Agustus 2017

Aug 28, 2017 - 7:34 PM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

FOTO: Penampilan musisi lokal dan dunia di 'Spotify on Stage'

Aug 09, 2017 - 10:51 PM

Spotify on Stage jadi perpaduan penampilan antara musisi Indonesia dan musisi kelas dunia

MERAH PUTIH. DNCE mengibarkan bendera merah putih di penghujung penampilannya di panggung 'Spotify in Stage', Rabu, 9 Agustus. Foto oleh Sakinah Ummu Haniy/Rappler

LIVE UPDATES: Dari panggung 'Spotify on Stage'

Aug 09, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Simak jalannya ‘Spotify on Stage’ pada Rabu 9 Agustus mulai pukul 19:00 WIB

Afgan, Raisa, dan Isyana Sarasvati turut memeriahkan 'Spotify on Stage'. Foto dari Twitter/@Spotify_ID

Smash hit 'Despacito' becomes most viewed YouTube video

Aug 06, 2017 - 3:34 PM

Despacito surpasses See You Again and Gangnam Style getting more than 3 billion views and counting

DESPACITO. A frame from the music video of 'Despacito'. Framegrab from YouTube/Universal Music Latino

Spotify's subscriber total now at 60 million, continues to lead

Aug 01, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Since March 2017 the music streaming leader has attracted 10 million more paying subscribers – double that of nearest competitor Apple Music s

RETURNING ARTIST. Musician Taylor Swift made a return to Spotify in June 2017. Much of her discography had been out of the streaming app for years before this comeback. Photo by Larry Busacca/AFP

'Despacito' declared most streamed song ever

Jul 19, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Universal Music Latin Entertainment says Despacito in its original and remixed versions has reached 4 6 billion streams across platforms including YouTube and Spotify

CHART TOPPERS. This file photo taken on April 27, 2017 shows Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee performing onstage at the Billboard Latin Music Awards at Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida. Sergi Alexander/Getty Images North America/AFP

Sukses jual 100 juta lagu, Taylor Swift kembali ke Spotify

Jun 09, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Taylor Swift sempat menarik seluruh lagunya dari layanan streaming pada 2014

Lagu-lagu Taylor dapat didengarkan kembali di seluruh layanan streaming lagu online, termasuk Spotify, Amazon, Pandora, Tidal dan layanan lainnya. Foto dari Instagram/@taylorswift

Taylor Swift's music returns to Spotify, streaming services

Jun 09, 2017 - 11:17 AM

Fans can stream stream Taylor s 1989 album on Spotify and more

TAYLOR SWIFT. The pop star brings her music back to Spotify and other streaming services. File photo shows Taylor at the 2017 DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert at Club Nomadic on February 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for DIRECTV/AFP

Spotify sets up $43-M fund to settle copyright suits

May 30, 2017 - 10:35 AM

The streaming giant tries to settle copyright lawsuits that claim that they put music online without securing the right to stream