Taylor Swift Put All Her Music On Jay-Z's Pet Streaming Service

Taylor Swift, part-time pop star and full-time crusader for the rights of impoverished pop artists, made headlines last year when she yanked her music off Spotify. Well, streaming Swift is back — on a service you've probably never heard of. » 3/24/15 11:00pm Tuesday 11:00pm

Google Wants To Sell You Concert Tickets Right On The Search Page

In the Google Utopia, no-one will ever have to click past the search page; all worldly desires can be fulfilled from the results page. Or, at least, that seems to be the plan. You're probably familiar with things like weather and sports scores popping up in search; now, Google's going to serve you event tickets… » 1/17/15 10:19am 1/17/15 10:19am

Fascinating break down explains why Taylor Swift songs are so catchy

If you existed in the year 2014, you have probably either cringed or sang along or cringed while singing along to Taylor Swift's oppressively catchy song Shake It Off. Just why the hell is it so catchy ? Well, for one it's pop. But also as Chilly Gonzales explains, it's the same principles that has made other tunes… » 1/09/15 10:55pm 1/09/15 10:55pm

The Best-Selling Music on Amazon This Year Was Somehow Not Taylor Swift

Amazon just released its list of top-selling MP3 songs and albums of the year, and surprisingly Taylor Swift was not at the top slot of either. Shake it off, girl. » 12/18/14 10:13am 12/18/14 10:13am

This Mashup of 2014's Biggest Hits Is a Good Pop Song on Its Own

'Tis the season for year-end greatest hits mashups, and as usual, DJ Earworm's annual United States of Pop does not disappoint. His "Do What You Wanna Do" covers all the major bases, from Taylor Swift to SexLord TrumpetKing Jason Derulo. » 12/03/14 7:00pm 12/03/14 7:00pm

1 percent of recording artists earn 77 percent of recorded music revenue

Thanks to the internet, there are now more ways than ever to get music. But this hasn't allowed smaller artists to get a bigger share of the financial pie. In fact, the top 1 percent of artists now collect 77 percent of all revenue from recorded music. » 11/18/14 12:30pm 11/18/14 12:30pm

​What Taylor Swift Doesn't Mean For Spotify

When Taylor Swift pulled her music off Spotify a week ago, she deftly couched the action as a principled stand for artists against the blanket injustice of streaming music services. A lot of people have been talking about it in those terms. But that's not what her decision was about at all, and her decision doesn't… » 11/13/14 4:35pm 11/13/14 4:35pm

Taylor Swift Says Spotify Pays Out Way Less Than They Claim

First, Taylor Swift and her management pulled the singer's music from Spotify over claims of paltry royalty payments. Then Spotify struck back, explaining its royalty pay outs were actually quite large. Now, Swift is questioning Spotify's numbers. » 11/13/14 6:30am 11/13/14 6:30am

Spotify To Taylor Swift: We're Not Fucking You Over, Record Labels Are

When Taylor Swift pulled her music from Spotify, she was absolutely right that the whole streaming music system is screwing over artists. But that's not Spotify's fault. » 11/11/14 2:22pm 11/11/14 2:22pm

Taylor Swift Explains Why She Ditched Spotify

Earlier this week, something awful happened: it became the case that you can't hear Taylor Swift on Spotify anymore. Gasp. Now, the the singer-songwriter has explained why. » 11/07/14 4:22am 11/07/14 4:22am

Taylor Swift's Spotify Breakup, in Her Own Words

You can't hear Taylor Swift on Spotify anymore. The singer/songwriter/cat-wrangling priestess of modern romance is not a fan of the rates streaming services pay artists. » 11/03/14 11:45am 11/03/14 11:45am