Pandora is losing the music streaming war, throws shade at Spotify

The war of the music streaming services is heating up, and Pandora is shaping up to be a big loser once the dust settles. The company announced a disappointing third quarter and has lost active listeners since Apple Music launched.

Marty, something had be done about your Spotify playlist! (So we fixed it)

In honor of Back to the Future Day, Spotify has created a missmash of tracks from Marty McFly's era (1985), and the future, i.e., right now. But, with picks like Justin Bieber and Nick Jonas, we're not buying it. Check out our 2015 hits…

Ed Sheeran becomes first artist to cross 500M Spotify streams with one song

Spotify superstar Ed Sheeran just passed another milestone for the service, as his hit song Thinking Out Loud crossed 500 million streams. Sheeran is the first artist to hit that mark with a single song, pushing his overall streaming total…

What is martial industrial music? Here are 50 of the strangest music genre names on Spotify

Fallen angel? Ninja? Nerdcore? Wrestling? No, they're not Halloween costume ideas, nor are they high school stereotypes or personas. They're just some of the types of music listed on Spotify's list of the 50 genres with the strangest names

Spotify expects to reach 100 million users by year-end, but how many will be paying up?

The music streamer announced that it expects continued growth — despite Apple Music’s launch — in the second half of 2015. 100 million seems like a huge number, but there’s a caveat: most of its users are freeloaders.

Google adds family plan to Google Play Music, supports 6 devices for $15

Google has introduced a new family plan for its Google Play Music store. Now families can have individual profiles, playlists, and content discovery for up to 6 accounts at a $15 flat fee.

Spotify vs. Apple Music: Who wins the ultimate streaming showdown? 2:22

Apple's new streaming music service, Apple Music, made its anticipated debut at WWDC 2015 and largely impressed the crowd. But how well might it stack up against Spotify? Follow us as we compare and contrast all we know about the…

Vinyl sales generate more revenue than free Spotify, Youtube, and VEVO combined

Vinyl sales generated $60 million more revenue than all on-demand free streaming services combined in the first half of this year. Vinyl revenue is up 52 percent year over year with no no signs of slowing down soon.

La Roux sarcastically chides Spotify about tiny payment

Spotify's latest critic is Elly Jackson, the singer behind English synthpop act La Roux. She called out the streaming service for low payments to artists in a sarcastic tweet Tuesday.

Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist has a bug, and users aren’t happy

Spotify's popular Discover Weekly playlist didn't update for millions of users on Monday morning, due to a technical glitch that the company claims will be fixed tomorrow. Apple Music, meanwhile, scored the popular new 1989 cover from Ryan…

Tech news you missed this week: Best cars of Frankfurt, Snapchat, and Spotify

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you. From Ahmed Mohamed's clock to Amazon's new Fire TV and tablets…

Spotify CEO thanks Apple Music for sending over users in droves

Spotify CEO doesn't see Apple Music as a threat to his company's existence, looking at it instead as just another player championing the cause of streaming music and "growing the entire music industry."