One Pissed-Off Artist Made an App to Scam Spotify's Royalty Payments

For as much love as Spotify gets from customers, it draws equal hatred from musicians, who are consistently unhappy with the tiny amount of revenue generated by streaming music. But as the Silicon Valley proverb goes: if you don’t like it, just code an automated app to optimize the problem away (and get paid in the… » 6/25/15 10:30am 6/25/15 10:30am

1989 Won't Be On Apple Music, And That's Bad News For Apple

Joke about TaySway and her army of loyal Tumblr tweens all you want (go on, I dare you), but Swift is an undeniable powerhouse in pop music. Eight months after the launch of 1989, it’s still the fourth-best selling album in the country. And that makes it doubly bad for Apple that she’s just stuck up two middle fingers… » 6/18/15 10:30pm 6/18/15 10:30pm

Spotify’s “Rewind” Feature Discovers the Heritage of Your Favorite Music

Music, like any other artistic endeavor, is endless progression. Artists influence artists who then write new tunes tempered by their culture. It’s in this steady march of evolution that we can lose sight of the bands that got us to this musical modern day—that’s where Spotify’s “Taste Rewind” comes in. » 6/15/15 10:55am 6/15/15 10:55am

How Is Apple Music Actually Different From Spotify (Or Anything Else)?

Yes, yes, alright! Here we are! We have Apple Music now, yet another subscription streaming music service. This time, it’s from Apple, though. Is it worth switching to? Well, maybe. We’re just getting our hands on it now. But among our staff here at Gizmodo there’s basically only one question that matters: How does it… » 6/08/15 7:25pm 6/08/15 7:25pm

Apple Music Is Coming to Android for $10 a Month 

Apple is so hellbent on dominating the streaming music game, it’s doing something I never thought I’d see: Bringing its first app ever to Android. Starting this fall, Apple’s new Beats-fueled streaming music service will be available on Android phones. Apple Music is the first native Apple app to bust out of Apple’s… » 6/08/15 3:53pm 6/08/15 3:53pm

Can Spotify's Algorithm Improve Your Workout? It Can't Hurt to Try

Running is big business. There are shoes, clothes, fitness trackers, apps, and countless other products that promise to make us faster—or at least distract us from our pain. For me, music is the only thing that’s ever worked. So when Spotify announced a way to “change the way you run forever,” I leapt at the chance.… » 6/06/15 2:30pm 6/06/15 2:30pm

With More Than 70 New Apps, Google Now Just Got Way More Useful 

Google Now is the opt-in, “just a swipe away” assistant that keeps track of everything going on in your digital life. It’s a powerful little tool meant to usurp all the Siri and Cortana alternatives, and Google made a huge stride today to make that happen, adding over 70 new apps to Google Now like Spotify, Feedly,… » 4/28/15 3:59pm 4/28/15 3:59pm