Setting up in Accra, Kendrick Lamar documented his first time visiting Ghana in a doc for his new album, 'Mr Morale & The Big Steppers.'
Read our report on the social media war currently going on via Twitter regarding Joe Rogan, R. Kelly, Spotify and the overall ethics of race when it comes to cancel culture.
Spotify is launching a new global initiative called Frequency that's primary goal is to celebrate Black art.
NEW YORK (AP) — Drake is the king of streaming: the rapper has been named Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the decade. Spotify announced Tuesday that Drake has been streamed 28 billion times in the last 10 years. Ed Sheeran came in second, while Post Malone, Ariana Grande and Eminem round out the Top 5. Sheeran’s […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company is teaming up with Spotify to produce exclusive podcasts for the platform. Under the Higher Ground partnership announced Thursday, the former president and first lady will develop and lend their voices to select podcasts. The Obamas launched Higher Ground in 2018 with an initial partnership […]
Former ESPN “SportsCenter” anchor Jemele Hill will launch a podcast exclusively on Spotify, titled “Unbothered.” “I have a lot of things to say, and there’s not a lot of platforms that give you the freedom to not just be thoughtful but to come with a realness that not everyone is prepared to accept,” said Hill in remarks at the […]
Jemele Hill is sTILL riding a wave of success following her big money departure from ESPN last year.
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s no surprise, but Drake is the king of Spotify: He is the platform’s most-streamed artist of the year globally. Spotify announced Tuesday that the rapper earned 8.2 billion streams in 2018. He also has the year’s most-streamed album and song with “Scorpion” and “God’s Plan.” Drake is also Spotify’s most-streamed […]
Continuing its mission to celebrate Black History Month all year round, Spotify is releasing another volume of Black History Month is Happening Now, this time curated by Pharrell Williams. The partnership with creative collective Saturday Morning will give insight to Pharrell’s perspective on black culture, feminism, love, politics and more, reports Billboard. It will also include exclusive […]
Drake is not the only one “upset” these days. The rapper not only filled Spotify with tracks from his double album Scorpion on Friday, he also took over the streaming service’s playlists this weekend, leaving some customers complaining of advertisements on their ad-free accounts. Drake fans may have been excited by Spotify’s first-of-its-kind promotional takeover, but it […]
Despite the change, the streaming giant still won't promote R. Kelly's music on its popular playlists.
NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify’s CEO says the company rolled out its new anti-hate policy in the wrong way. This month the streaming service announced it would remove R. Kelly and rapper XXXtentacion’s music from its playlists, citing the new policy on hate content and hateful conduct. While some praised Spotify for its bold move, […]