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Spotify’s Clubhouse Clone Called Greenroom Launches Today on iOS & Android

Photo Credit: Spotify Spotify’s Clubhouse clone app called Greenroom is launching today on iOS and Android. The live audio app marks Spotify’s first foray into creating a social media platform. The app allows users to create rooms and host live conversations about music, sports, culture, and other conversations. Spotify isn’t rolling out the red carpet […]

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Spotify Signs Alex Cooper’s ‘Call Her Daddy’ Podcast to a $20 Million-Plus Deal

Photo Credit: Haithem Ferdi Yesterday, reports suggested that Spotify was close to becoming the exclusive home of the Call Her Daddy podcast. Now, the Stockholm-based streaming platform has officially signed the Alex Cooper-hosted program to a more than $20 million deal. Spotify announced this morning that the three-year-old Call Her Daddy had joined its roster […]

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Netflix Announces a ‘Fictionalized’ Series About Spotify’s Rise — First Episode Debuts In 2022

Netflix is officially filming a “fictionalized” series about the rise of Spotify, with a total of six 45-minute episodes scheduled to release in 2022. The Los Gatos-headquartered video-streaming giant, which initially revealed plans to create the Spotify series back in December of 2019, confirmed the 2022 debut in a release this morning, besides listing the […]

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Powfu’s TikTok Hit “Death Bed’ (Coffee for Your Head)” Surpasses 1 Billion Spotify Plays

Photo Credit: Powfu Canadian rapper Powfu’s TikTok hit “Death Bed (Coffee for Your Head)” has racked up over one billion Spotify streams. When the low-key bedroom rapper hit the milestone, he celebrated by playing basketball. “I thanked God, posted on Instagram, and shot some hoops,” he told The Chronicle-Journal about achieving the milestone. The song […]

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Fake Spotify Trial Offers Are Delivering Malware – How to Spot Them

Photo Credit: Karthikeya GS Hackers are using Spotify free trial offers to disguise malware-ridden links. Here’s how to spot them. Digital attackers often conceal their malicious activity under a veil of legitimacy. ESET reports that the Microsoft Store and Spotify free trial offers are just two of the latest vectors for this attack. Attackers use […]

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Spotify Faces Congressional Inquiry Over Royalty-Reducing ‘Discovery Mode’ Program

Spotify is officially facing a congressional inquiry over its royalty-reducing “Discovery Mode,” which enables labels and artists to influence listener recommendations without paying an upfront fee – provided that they accept a “promotional recording royalty rate” for the resulting streams. Representative Jerry Nadler (D-NY), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and Representative Hank Johnson Jr. (D-GA), […]

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Spotify Head of Global Affairs Horacio Gutierrez Calls Apple a ‘Ruthless Bully’

Photo Credit: Spotify Apple vs. Spotify is an ongoing battle, but Spotify’s Head of Global Affairs, Horacio Gutierrez, is fueling the fire. He calls Apple a ‘ruthless bully’ infected by a ‘monopolist worm.’ The Apple vs. Fortnite lawsuit has widespread implications for a decision that hasn’t arrived yet. In fact, the decision may be months […]

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Spotify Video Podcasts Now Available on Xbox – Watch Podcasts While Gaming

Photo Credit: Xbox Spotify is on a quest to dominate the podcast industry – video podcasts now available on Xbox. The partnership will help Xbox gamers enjoy their favorite video podcasts while gaming. Spotify Connect lets users control the podcast playback with their mobile device, providing a handy interface without leaving the game. Spotify’s multi-million […]