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Las escuchas de canciones de Ramones aumentan un 300% en Spotify | Industria Musical

Las escuchas de canciones de Ramones aumentan un 300% en Spotify | Industria Musical | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Desde el anuncio de la muerte de Tommy Ramone el número de escuchas del grupo en Spotify ha crecido un 300%.

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The great big Spotify scam: Did a Bulgarian playlister swindle their way to a fortune on streaming service?

The great big Spotify scam: Did a Bulgarian playlister swindle their way to a fortune on streaming service? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Did a canny scammer suck over $1m from Spotify's royalty pool last year?
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Forget about BitCoin mining, let's got Spotify scamming!
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Neil Young Knows Why Pono Failed: 'The Record Labels Killed It'

Neil Young Knows Why Pono Failed: 'The Record Labels Killed It' | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"They killed it," he says referring to labels, "by insisting on charging two to three times as much for the high-res files as for MP3s. Why would anybody pay three times as much?"

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Neil claims overpriced hi-res downloads killed Pono ; damn right, no one should ever be charged one extra dollar for lossless audio.
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Spotify Attorney Estimates the Service Infringed 300,000 Songs in Settlement Hearing

Spotify Attorney Estimates the Service Infringed 300,000 Songs in Settlement Hearing | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Spotify is said to be preparing an initial public offering -- perhaps a “direct listing” that would take place next year. It still faces one significant obstacle, however: Copyright issues around compositions it didn’t license.
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Bummer, weren't they just claiming they're only meaning to share revenue with artists and copyright holders?
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g.leaf's curator insight, December 9, 2017 2:50 PM

I always wondered about who was paying for these streaming services as well, with millions of people paying only paying $10, some even $5 a month to have most commercially made music in one app or website. "Spotify made a decision to stream first and do some of the required paperwork later." It seems here that streaming companies raced to see which one would open to the public first and some skipped the required paperwork and are now suffering.

 

billboard is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.

 

Although I'm not sure how many audio industry professionals rely on it for their own news, it has had its share of professionals in the industry. This includes Tony Gervino, who was editor-in-chief from 2014 up until late 2016. He was just recently hired for vice president of the streaming service Tidal, a major Spotify competitor.

Chris Kehoe's curator insight, December 10, 2017 9:05 PM
This is the deeper negative aspect of streaming services that a lot of people wouldn't normally care about. If a company is streaming songs without permission from the owners, the end result can be quite damaging to the company. The fact that Spotifiy themselves say they have poor record keeping, and refusing to say how many songs are in question of being streamed, is concerning to hear. It's just unacceptable for a music related application to have this issue. Billboard is a pretty big name in the music industry. It's a good source of new information and mainstream news regarding big happenings in the music world. I would use this source again for music articles. 
Jermaine James's curator insight, February 17, 11:41 PM
This is yet another instance where big business has been taking advantage of producers, composers and songwriters. Now that the RIAA has moved on that bill, class action settlements are starting to unfold left and right because these big businesses have used other peoples material to get wealthy. I dont agree with it. It obviously take a while to establish a following, where artist, producers, songwriters and composers have have a direct to fan relationship but that is the best business model available. At least by creating this you establish a straight to consumer relationship and cut out unnecessary expenses. BillBoard is a creditable source for music news and a lot of people in the industry turn to billboard for music updates and accolades. 
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Spotify denies filling popular playlists with 'fake artists'

Spotify denies filling popular playlists with 'fake artists' | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Streaming music company rejects accusations that it is padding out popular playlists such as Sleep and Ambient Chill with fake artists
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Spotify force feeding its fat goose audience
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Retailer Fnac could become shareholder in music streaming site Deezer

Retailer Fnac could become shareholder in music streaming site Deezer | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
French music and books retailer Fnac-Darty (FNAC.PA) and music streaming site Deezer (DZR.PA) on Tuesday unveiled a strategic alliance, which could see Fnac becoming a Deezer shareholder within three years.
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After failing at growing its own successful streaming service, FNAC aims at sneaking into Deezer's
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Spotify's Latest Offer To Labels: A 14% Lower Royalty Rate

Spotify's Latest Offer To Labels: A 14% Lower Royalty Rate | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Spotify's latest offer to record labels marks an almost 14% reduction in payments, according to the Financial Times: "Spotify made its latest offer before Christmas: it proposed cutting its royalty fees to about 52 per cent of sales from its current 58 per cent share — which at least one of the major record labels is warming to, according to people briefed on the negotiations." In exchange for the lower tariff, the music labels are considering multiple concessions from Spotify, including stock, big upfront payments and increased restrictions on its free ad-supported music tier.

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Streaming royalty rates keeps plunging as per stream revenue fails to grow - i.e. new evidence that "The Streaming Business Model Is Broken"
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YouTube could be forced to pay more money for music

YouTube could be forced to pay more money for music | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Artists and record companies could be allowed to demand more money from websites such as YouTube, under new plans to reform European copyright laws published on Wednesday. The draft could force YouTube and others online video-on-demand sites to actively screen content to check for pirated videos. Other proposals would oblige them to be transparent to performers about how much profit is made from their works to help them negotiate better licensing deals.
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Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, weights into the Google vs Record Industry fight "I want journalists, publishers and authors to be paid fairly for their work, whether it is made in studios or living rooms, whether it is disseminated offline or online, whether it is published via a copying machine or hyperlinked on the web."
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Jamar Curry's curator insight, September 15, 2016 8:04 PM

I think this great that artists are actually being paid for all their hard work. As Cory Gonzalez said "I put no blame on any of these musical search engines ... a system should most definitely be put in place for all streaming sites to provide the deserving pay to those who post the content" I could not have said it any better.

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Why Dropping Music on Friday Is Pivotal (Hint: It’s Not Sales)

Why Dropping Music on Friday Is Pivotal (Hint: It’s Not Sales) | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
For those signed to smaller labels, New Music Friday might actually be a disservice. Tuesday releases, says Matador Records founder Chris Lombardi, allowed a few days for music sites to cover the smaller artists’ offerings before the weekend rush. Now, he says, “it clogs media. You’re gonna be competing with stuff with a massive campaign behind it: lots of advertising, lots of editorial real estate on blogs and newspapers and magazines.”
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Music Friday doesn't seem to work out as expected for everyone
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Ranston Harvey's curator insight, October 16, 2016 4:56 PM

This is a big deal, because major labels will always win out against smaller label and unknown artists.

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Lil Poopy, 13, lands a four-year Sony-Epic record deal

Lil Poopy, 13, lands a four-year Sony-Epic record deal | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
He may just be 13-year-old but Lil Poopy - the pint-sized rapper famous for singing about hoes and cocaine aged just nine, has landed his first record deal.

Lil Poopy, whose real name Luis Rivera Jr., has signed a four-year deal with Sony-Epic label which boasts big name artists such as Outkast, Timbaland, P. Diddy and Jennifer Lopez.

The young rap sensation gained notoriety aged nine when he appeared in a music video where he called himself a 'cocaine cowboy' as he rapped about money, hoes and kissed fistfuls of cash.
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If we needed more evidence this industry has failed us all
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nestor sanchez's curator insight, August 19, 2016 12:35 PM

Its okay to be signed at 13, but to be signed for rapping about drugs is not acceptable. We living in times where this is okay to do. Just to show the younger generation is also lost. Sony signing little boys who have yet to hit puberty rapping about money, cars, clothes and hoes. A disappointment in today's world and music. Music now a days is not the same it was 10 years ago, even 5 years ago.

Krissy Calhoun's curator insight, August 19, 2016 2:09 PM
What message is being seen by our children?
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This cranky rocker is taking on Spotify and the entire music streaming industry

This cranky rocker is taking on Spotify and the entire music streaming industry | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Lowery initiated a potential class-action copyright-infringement lawsuit against the company. The headline-grabbing federal suit, filed on his behalf by the law firm Michelman & Robinson, involves the rights to compositions, as opposed to recordings, and asserts that Spotify failed to secure the “mechanical rights” from songwriters or their music publishers that it needs to reproduce works by Lowery and an unspecified number of others. Spotify could potentially be liable for up to $150 million in royalties.

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Camper Van Beethoven's David Lowery is going after Spotify
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Javier Vazquez's curator insight, September 18, 2016 10:11 AM

Music streaming is on the rise and I find it convenient to have access to millions of songs for $10 a month. It does come with it's own set of problems though. One of which being the compensation for artists and songwriters being incredibly low. Lowery makes a point that he made only $16 when his song was played over 1 million times on Pandora.  

Devin Aker's curator insight, October 19, 2016 7:59 PM

You can see in this artical how some artist are against streaming music such and that it can make thing tough on the artist. 

Mitch Myers's curator insight, November 13, 2016 4:55 PM

Spotify is taking advantage of artists and they failed to secure the mechanical rights to the artist.

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BitTorrent - Discovery Fund

BitTorrent - Discovery Fund | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
You create it. You own it. We back it.

We back creators. We don’t buy content. Because fuck content. Because music and film is more than that. Because outside voices need to be heard. The BitTorrent Discovery Fund is an open initiative dedicated to supporting a diverse group of creators seeking global distribution for uncompromising, original work.

Through this initiative, we’ll partner with 25 creators; providing cash grants and promotional resources to help artists unlock new fans and build impactful releases.
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BitTorrent unveils its Discovery Fund program. If you feel like you've been robbed by peer-to-peer, now's your chance to claim some money back!
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Secretly Store

Secretly Store | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
"Secretly Society is our spin on a classic idea - the record club. The pitch is simple. One record, in an exclusive, Secretly Society vinyl color, shipped to your door every month. Oh yeah, and shipping is included."
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Secretly Group unveils "Secretly Society" as many others contemporary labels reboot the record club business model into the digital age.
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The music social network becomes Openwhyd

The music social network becomes Openwhyd | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Today, we're proud to open source Whyd, the music social network. Whyd will now be formally known as Openwhyd. Whyd's previous head engineer Adrien Joly will be leading the project. 

This means that we are giving you the keys to our house. Whyd's social network might see important changes in the future through the work of our community. Designers, engineers and storytellers who are using the platform every day are already joining forces to continue the development of the platform.

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Our favorite playlist aggregator service is turning open-source!
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• Chart: The Rise and Fall of the Compact Disc | Statista

• Chart: The Rise and Fall of the Compact Disc | Statista | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"CD album sales in the United States have dropped by 90 percent since peaking in 2000 and are currently at their lowest level since 1987 (when Michael Jackson's Bad and the Dirty Dancing soundtrack topped the Billboard charts)."

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CD album sales in the US are now below 100 million units, while vinyl LPs have reached 14.3 million in 2017
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Quincy Jones, In Conversation

Quincy Jones, In Conversation | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
There isn’t a music business anymore! If these people had paid attention to Shawn Fanning 20 years ago, we wouldn’t be in this mess. But the music business is still too full of these old-school bean counters. You can’t be like that. You can’t be one of these back-in-my-day people.
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Conversation with the industry's ultimate wise guy: Quincy Jones
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Amazon Music: The Dark Horse Comes Out Of The Shadows | MIDiA Research

Amazon Music: The Dark Horse Comes Out Of The Shadows | MIDiA Research | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
amazon music now 3rd largest streaming services., 162.6 million music subscribers globally, midia research
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Don't underestimate Amazon's "music" streaming service ; when it comes to evil, Amazon is always leading the pack
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PRS for Music study shows that stream-ripping has increased 141% to become most aggressive form of music piracy

PRS for Music study shows that stream-ripping has increased 141% to become most aggressive form of music piracy | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The reasons given for stream-ripping were: music was already owned by the user in another format (31%); wanting to listen to music offline (26%), or on the move (25%); unaffordability (21%) and overpriced music (20%).
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The Record Industry may learn a couple of lessons from the stream ripping pirates
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Giovan Delgado's curator insight, October 18, 2017 2:13 PM

With the numbers in stream-ripping, this could damage the industry in a major way. People have developed many ways to rip music, and websites have been created for the sole purpose of this, artists can lose a lot of revenue due to all of this. Youtube does not give much when you create and post something, and with the increase in numbers of people ripping music the creators in question could receive almost nothing from Youtube themselves. This website can give information on whats happening with specific artists and anything revolving around the industry. Professionals can use this because of the news this website covers in terms of what's going on with specific artists and the industry as a whole.

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From streaming to stream-ripping, new data signals the death of music sales.

From streaming to stream-ripping, new data signals the death of music sales. | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Along with all the musical icons who died in 2016, so did the last hope of digital music as any sort of sales savior.
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More rock solid evidence that the newish streaming business model fails to provide an actual revenue to music makers
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Jason Huskey's curator insight, March 21, 2017 9:56 PM

Accuracy- The information is accurate and based on current market trends and data.

 

Currency- The article is current as of January 2017

 

Objective- This article is based on hard date and trends.

 

Authority- The Index is reputable and they back up their statements with source links.

Jr Gonzalez's curator insight, October 12, 2017 6:41 PM

Dead Sales

Jr Gonzalez's comment, October 15, 2017 10:13 PM
This article is more informative rather than opinionated. It sources it's information with links that support the statements.
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Why The Streaming Business Model Is Broken - MTT - Music Think Tank

Why The Streaming Business Model Is Broken - MTT - Music Think Tank | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The more people play stream, the smaller the piece of the pie to be shared with each copyright holder. The availability of unlimited streaming for subscription users makes it impossible to keep revenue in sync with spins.
The per-stream-revenue ratio keeps plunging down as more and more users make the jump and quit physical and even downloads to switch to streaming services. Even if a large fringe a them may subscribe to a plan, may it be Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer or Tidal, the revenue won’t match the huge tidal wave of stream spins - over 200 billions as the industry expects for 2016.
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Streaming Broken Math - The more people play stream, the smaller the piece of the pie to be shared with each copyright holder.
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Pandora’s $5-a-month option could be a game-changer

Pandora’s $5-a-month option could be a game-changer | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The internet radio player is seeking to challenge streaming rivals with a revamped $5-a-month service that will give users added functionality, such as the ability to skip songs and play music offline, sources said.

“The $5 offer will be killer for them,” said one industry insider. “Pandora has 76 million users that listen for free. It will have an easier time to get them to pay $5, so you might see some people switch back to Pandora.”
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Spotify, Apple, watch out! Pandora is coming after you with a $5 offer!
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Don't believe the hype about human music curators

Don't believe the hype about human music curators | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
All signs point to more stuff like this in our future. Apple's big new feature this year is a Discover Weekly knockoff called Discovery Mix. Pretty much everyone is talking about getting deeper into personalized recommendations, which inevitably means recommendations that depend more on AI. Even Pandora has steadily shifted away from human-powered labeling in favor of big data analysis.
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I could hardly disagree more with this fellow.
Playlists should not be evaluated based on efficiency and audience acquisition, but on sense, meaning, feelings... human factor.
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Jason Huskey's curator insight, March 21, 2017 9:54 PM

Accuracy- The information is accurate and based on current market trends and data.

 

Currency- The article is Less than a year old.

 

Objective- This article is based on hard date and trends.

 

Authority- UK Business Insider is reputable and they back up their statements with source links.

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What happens when a record store owner takes on Spotify’s Discover Weekly?

What happens when a record store owner takes on Spotify’s Discover Weekly? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
In the second of a five-part series pitting music experts and tastemakers against Spotify's algorithm-generated Discover Weekly playlist, Spencer Hickman meets designer and music photographer Rachel Lipsitz and creates a tailor-made Spotify playlist for her. The question is, can Spencer's picks compare with Rachel's Discover Weekly playlist?
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Playlist war: Man vs Algorythm
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Beazy Da StarSkater's curator insight, August 16, 2016 10:27 PM

The thought of accessible music and frequent updating can cause a lot of eyebrows to go up. Hard copy records are the sole of the audio industry. With more artist going independent, record stores are having trouble consolidating actual revenue.

Kirsten Gruenberg's curator insight, August 21, 2016 7:01 AM

David Lowery used to be in a group, now he is standing up for musicians.  He now is known for his role with activism for musicians rights, and has taken on the streaming industry.  David Lowery has filed a class action copyright infringement lawsuit against Spottify for failing to secure the rights from artists or their publishers and that makes Spotify potentially responsible for approximately $150 million in royalties. David Lowery wants to make the business of downloads fair to the artist and or publishers.

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De La Soul Talk Frustration Over Catalog’s Digital Unavailability

De La Soul Talk Frustration Over Catalog’s Digital Unavailability | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"Do you remember that most glorious Valentine’s Day in 2014 when De La Soul uploaded zip files of their first six albums? I certainly do. It was by far the best Valentine’s Day I ever had (I mostly celebrate Singles Awareness Day) eating chocolates and bumping the eclectic, off-kilter rhythms of De La all evening. Even their best album — the platinum-certified 3 Feet High And Rising — was among the bunch. The links to the zip files were only available for a day, but they caught the attention of Warner Music, which absorbed early hip-hop pioneer label Tommy Boy Records in 2002 and the masters to 3 Feet along with it. Warner obviously wasn’t too happy."

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Ever wondered why De La Soul's catalog ain't available for streaming nor download?
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Would You Let Donald Trump Use Your Song?- IAMA Music News

Would You Let Donald Trump Use Your Song?- IAMA Music News | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
if you were given the chance, would you let Billionaire Donald Trump use your song? If so, which song would you let Trump use? Please leave your comments below.
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Songwriters, IAMA is challenging your ethics!
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Joseph Martino's curator insight, October 16, 2016 4:05 AM

Just like everything else he gets near, Trump's association with it becomes square one of the next big controversy. The ethical alignment of courtesy and respect gets thrown under the bus each time he makes a move. The writers of songs protected by BMI make one of the hugest statements possible by getting him to cease and desist with any further unauthorized use of their work.

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Spotify’s Latest Algorithmic Playlist Is Full of Your Favorite New Music

Spotify’s Latest Algorithmic Playlist Is Full of Your Favorite New Music | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
I’ve been testing the new playlist for two weeks, and Release Radar has been terrific so far. It’s showed me new albums from little-known favorites I never would have noticed otherwise. I’ve even discovered a couple of new debuts before all my friends did. (Which is, of course, the goal of music: to know the cool stuff first.) It’s not quite as horizon-expanding as Discover Weekly, and it’s probably not going to create the near-religious devotion that playlist has engendered. But it’s a great way to start the day on Friday. And it’s further proof that Spotify just gets me.
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Wired praises Spotify's latest Release Radar feature
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