Bieber’s single What Do You Mean? breaks Spotify record in debut week

Justin Bieber’s new single What Do You Mean? has overtaken One Direction’s Drag Me Down to become the most streamed Spotify track in its debut week. Ahead of the pop star’s new November 13 record, the 21-year old’s track racked up…

3 underground alternatives to Spotify and Apple Music for music lovers 2:39

Getting tired of always hearing people talk about Spotify and Apple Music? Luckily these three music apps will bring something new to your device. Discover mixtapes, fresh sounds and news all thanks to these great finds. Check out…

Stories you missed this week: An Apple Music festival, bizarre bike pedals, and more

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.

Labels making ‘playola’ payments to get songs on Spotify playlists

Record labels now pay for placement on popular streaming music playlists, according to a new report. As music streaming and listening to playlists has grown in popularity, so has 'playola.'

Spotify’s intrusive privacy policy allows the collection of photos, sensor data, and more

In a move that has sparked controversy for those concerned about personal privacy, Spotify's Orwellian new privacy policy wants access to users' contacts, photos, GPS data, and sensor data, and will also share the data with advertisers.

Jam out to the sweet sounds of Barack Obama’s summer playlists

The White House has dropped two summer playlists penned by Barack Obama himself. They're heavy on the classics, but also feature contemporary artists like Beyonce, Coldplay, and Florence and the Machine.

New report: Free music streaming will bring in $1 billion by 2017

A new report from Juniper Research expects free, ad-based music streaming revenue to cross the $1 billion mark by 2017. This expected growth is in spite of industry backlash against free music streaming and new streamers not offering a…

Spotify considering major restrictions on free tier, report suggests

Spotify may bow to pressure from music labels and place heavier limits on the use of its free, ad-supported tier. Contracts are up for renewal in October, with a new report suggesting serious changes could be on the way for free users of…

Spotify counter-punches, adds new features to match Apple Music 2:13

Spotify has maintained a position as debatably the best music-streaming service for years, but then Apple Music arrived and changed the industry. In this quick video, we take a look at how Spotify has reacted to its competition…

Taylor Swift praises Apple Music, calls Spotify a ‘corporate machine’

Taylor Swift says Apple "treated [her] like I was a voice of a creative community" and Spotify just blew her off in new Vanity Fair cover story. Is it fair to compare the two music streaming services' responses to her criticism?

Months after losing Zayn Malik, One Direction sets Spotify record with new single

British boy band One Direction's new single has quickly risen to the top of the Global Spotify Top 50 charts, netting 3.11 million daily plays over its first three days. The song also broke the record for most streams in one day.

How a Norwegian DJ set Spotify on fire with a tropical Notorious B.I.G. remix

Norwegian DJ Matoma is one of Spotify’s most popular DJs thanks to his summery tropical house interpretation of The Notorious B.I.G.’s Old Thing Back.