Spotify Has Reached 30 Million Subscribers

In just nine short months, popular streaming service Spotify has reached another major milestone. In a tweet today, in honor of President Obama’s historic visit to Cuba, Spotify’s CEO Daniel Ek tweeted,

“We have 30 million Spotify subscribers, but none of them are in Cuba … yet. So cool to see Cuba opening up!”

Cuba currently lacks widespread internet access which is probably one of the major reasons the streaming service isn’t seeing any subscribers from the country however, more importantly, Ek gave away a major detail in his fun fact. Spotify has gained more than 10 million subscribers in the past nine months – which is huge – pushing the streaming service way into the lead of it’s struggling competitor, TIDAL which currently is only home to 10 million subscribers. Congrats, Spotify! What is your favorite streaming service? Sound off below, then click the gallery for more.

Vince Staples Comes For Spotify While Performing On Their Stage At SXSW

Vince Staples had his slot to perform at the SXSW Spotify stage over the weekend, and took advantage to shade the company that’s been playing his music. The streaming wars continue…hit the jump.

(Audio) Kim Kardashian Share’s A Playlist For The Singles On Valentines Day

For many, tomorrow will either be “Single Awareness Day” or totally dedicated to All-Star Sunday, but no worries, Kim Kardahsian held it down for the singles out here.

Spotify Is Reportedly Being Sued For $150 Million Over Unpaid Royalties

The popular streaming service Spotify has just been hit with a $150 million class action lawsuit over alleged unpaid royalties. The suit was filed Monday (December 28th) by Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker in the Central District Court of California. According to the firm’s founding member David Lowery, Spotify “knowingly, willingly, and unlawfully reproduces and distributes copyrighted compositions without obtaining mechanical licenses,” and they are seeking at least $150 million in damages. Read more below.

See The Most Uniquely Popular Rap Songs In Different Cities Based On Spotify Data

In the beginning or rap, an artist could be lit in one city, and not lit in the next. Spotify proves that even in todays rap game, that hasn’t competely changed. Hit the jump to see the most uniquely popular songs in different cities based on Spotify data. Sommo: Twitter || Instagram Since the early 2000s, rap music is being consumed completely different because of the internet. In the past radio controlled everything! This caused artist to be hot in one region, but unknown in another. Jadakiss could be super hot in New York, and not too hot in California. However, after the internet everything changed. The rap game became a global game, with even British rappers like Skepta being able to tour in the United States. Well, with data provided by Spotify, it proves that some rappers are still very popular in one region, and not as hot in the next.

Drake Named Spotify’s Most Streamed Artist Of 2015

It’s almost like Drake just can’t loose. Today, the 6 God himself was named Spotify’s most streamed artist of 2015. With two projects released this year, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and What A Time To Be Alive, Drake racked up over 1.8 billion streams and 46 million listeners. To compliment Drizzy, Spotify’s most streamed female artist this year was everyone’s favorite bad gal, Rihanna. Rihanna is ending 2015 with over 1 billion streams and 57 million listeners. Overall, Spotify said 75 million listeners streamed over 20 billion hours of music this year through their service. Hit the jump for more.

Ed Sheeran Just Set A Major Spotify Record

Congratulations, Ed Sheeran! Ed Sheeran has just set a major Spotify record. The English crooner has just become the first artist to reach 500 million plays on Spotify for a single song. Sheeran’s hit single, “Thinking Out Loud” from his x album is the first to get half a billion streams. Sheeran was excited to learn of the news. He said, Chuffed to hear that ‘Thinking Out Loud’ has had half a billion plays on Spotify,” he continued, “Being the first artist to hit that milestone is amazing.” He later added, “Thanks to all the people who use this as a wedding song, soundtrack to a date, and as a way to woo someone into a Netflix and chill situation.” LOL! Hit the jump for more.

Take A Listen To First Lady Michelle Obama’s Playlist To Celebrate International Day Of The Girl

Back in September, Michelle Obama launched her #62MILLIONGIRLS campaign, to spread awareness about the 62 million girls worldwide who are not in school. The first lady has received tons of support from celebrities like Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Janelle Monae but also from all those who participated in her hashtag #62MillionGirls and sharing with the world what they learned in learned in school on Twitter and Instagram. Monday (October 11), the First Lady kicks of ‘International Day of the Girl’ with a celebration playlist via Spotify. The playlist is loaded with “girl power” tracks from artists like Beyonce to Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson and Lauryn Hill. The playlist is intended to promote the “Lets Girl Learn” campaign to encourage education for girls all around the world”. Check it out below.

Check Out What President Obama Has On His Summer Playlist

If it’s ever crossed your mind about what kinda music President Barack Obama listens to, wonder no more. The White House has released a playlist via Spotify of all the songs the POTUS is listening to this summer. Read more below.

Apple Executive Says Apple Music Will Change Their Views On Royalty Policies

Apple is dead set on launching their new streaming service. Apple Music, which will compete with Spotify and Tidal, wants to feature every artist that can be found in the iTunes store. However, once they revealed their plans to not pay royalties during their free trial program, artists like Taylor Swift wanted out of the deal. Find out why Apple has changed its mind after the jump.

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