Tag Archives: Spotify

Rogan: “Straight White Men” Will Be Silenced [VIDEO]

“You can never be woke enough. That’s the problem. It keeps going. And if you get to the point where you capitulate, where you agree to all these demands, it will eventually get to, ‘Straight white men are not allowed to talk.’ “Because it’s your privilege to express yourself where other people of color have been silenced throughout history. I’m …

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Joe Rogan Suggests That “Actual Microchips Are Being Implanted Into Your Arm To See If You Have COVID”

“I’m never involved in meetings. I don’t have any conversations with advertisers. I have no conversations with suits. Spotify has never said a goddamn thing to me. They’re amazing. “They’re fucking great. They don’t say shit. And I tested it too, like when I brought Alex Jones on. I was like let’s see. Let’s see. You guys talk a lot …

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Joe Rogan Walks Back Comments On COVID Vaccines

Deadline Hollywood reports: On Thursday’s episode of his Spotify podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, Joe Rogan clarified controversial remarks he made, regarding vaccination against Covid-19, which Dr. Anthony Fauci took to task. “There’s some legitimate science behind [these vaccines],” he told his guest, comedian Andrew Santino. “This is the thing about this whole thing, people being upset at me: I’m …

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Joe Rogan Discourages Vax For “Young And Healthy”

The Daily Beast reports: Joe Rogan, who last year landed more than $100 million to bring his extremely popular podcast exclusively to Spotify, is now telling his listeners not to get the COVID-19 vaccine if they are young and healthy. “I think you should get vaccinated if you’re vulnerable,” Rogan said recently on his show, adding that “for the most …

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Joe Rogan Spreads “Chinese Lab” Lies About COVID

“There is more evidence that it comes out of a lab in Wuhan. That it somehow or another when they were doing these — because you know there is a level 4 lab in Wuhan. “Bret Weinstein, who is also a biologist, was on my podcast, he was explaining — I’m not, I would butcher it if I went into …

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Spotify Drops Political Ads: We Can’t Review Them

Ad Age reports: Spotify is suspending the sale of political advertising on its platform, the company told Ad Age Friday. Spotify said in a statement that it will pause political advertising in early 2020 across its ad-supported tier—which boasts nearly 130 million users. “At this point in time, we do not yet have the necessary level of robustness in our …

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Leading Streamer Spotify Passes 100M Paid Subscribers

Reuters reports: Spotify on Monday announced that it has surpassed 100 million paid subscribers, becoming the first music streaming company to reach that mark. Spotify said it has 217 million monthly active users and 100 million who are premium subscribers. The global leader in the sector, with double the number of subscribers of nearest rival Apple Music, Spotify has launched …

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Alex Jones Ugly Cries Over Spotify Boycott [VIDEO]

“Everything we did as species, all of our beauty and all of our goodness, will just fail and we’re going to go down the tubes because a bunch of inbred child molesters in Hollywood had some psychotic dream that they wanted to kill everybody. You’ve betrayed your birthright to your family, to everything people did for you, you piss on …

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Spotify Hit With $150M Class Action Royalties Lawsuit

Vocativ reports: Spotify is facing a $150 million class action lawsuit—led by David Lowery, the frontman for the band Cracker—arguing that Spotify hasn’t been securing the proper licenses for all of the music it offers, and hasn’t been paying royalties to all deserving parties. Using his own tracks as examples, Lowery claims that Spotify has been willfully operating in this …

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The Beatles: Now Streaming [VIDEO]

Long-awaited news for mop-top fans via Rolling Stone: The Beatles have announced they’ll activate their famous catalog on every on-demand streaming service, from Spotify to Apple Music, as of midnight on December 24th and the record business has one overwhelming reaction: What took them so long? “It’s surprising they didn’t do it this time last year,” says Terry McBride, manager …

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Obama Posts Spotify Playlists: Beyonce, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Coldplay, Florence + The Machine, Aretha Franklin

I don’t think we’re supposed to actually believe that the president has time to compile Spotify playlists, but he IS on vacation right now. The playlist’s header notes that as it’s an official White House account, messages to the president on Spotify are subject to being archived at Homeland Security (probably.) The link above is for the nighttime playlist – …

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Columbia House Declares Bankruptcy

Yeah, I got suckered into this scam back in high school and you probably did too. NBC News reports: The music died for Columbia House on Monday when its parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. As anyone with a dusty Hootie & the Blowfish album probably knows, Columbia House became popular in the 1990s as the business that …

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Apple Unveils Streaming Music Service

Yesterday Apple unveiled Apple Music, its long-awaited streaming music service. Via Gizmodo: The basics: Apple Music doesn’t appear to have a free vibe, although starting June 30th, everyone will be offered a free three month subscription. Like everything other service out there, the premium price will be $10 per month. There’s also a $15 per month family plan for up …

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Spotify To Ink $1B Deal With Universal

Spotify is expected to sign a $1B licensing agreement with Universal Music to cover streaming royalties over the next two years. The $1 billion number — equal to the global revenue generated by all companies in the fast-growing streaming sector in 2013 — underscores the extent to which Spotify and other streaming services will drive digital revenue for the world’s …

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Taylor Swift – Blank Space

Last week Swift pulled her entire catalog off of Spotify at the same time that she became the only artist to score a platinum album in all of 2014, a feat that many industry observers noted as yet more grim evidence on the state of the music business. Anyway, here’s today’s follow-up to Shake It Off, the smash first single …

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Taylor Swift Yanks Catalog From Spotify

Taylor Swift, the nation’s top selling artist, yesterday pulled all of her music off Spotify in one of the biggest moves in the long-simmering war between musicians and streaming music services. The decision means that a large number of fans will have only one option to hear Swift’s new album, “1989,” and that’s to buy it, which hundreds of thousands …

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David Byrne Covers Biz Markie

Stereogum writer Tom Breihan explains: Cake frontman John McCrea is one of the many artists railing against streaming services like Spotify and the way they only pay a pittance in royalties to artists. He’s put together a nonprofit called Content Creators Coalition, and last night, David Byrne headlined a CCC concert at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge; it also featured …

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David Byrne On Web Streaming

“The larger question is that if free or cheap streaming becomes the way we consume all (recorded) music and indeed a huge percentage of other creative content – TV, movies, games, art, porn – then perhaps we might stop for a moment and consider the effect these services and this technology will have, before ‘selling off’ all our cultural assets …

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Spotify Sued Over User Playlists

Britain’s Ministry Of Sound label has sued the music streaming service Spotify, claiming that user playlists that mirror the track listings on their compilations constitute a copyright violation. Chief executive Lohan Presencer claims that his company has been asking Spotify to remove the playlists – some of which include “Ministry of Sound” in their titles – since 2012.  “It’s been …

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Spotify’s Most Popular Songs Of 2012

The streaming music service Spotify, to which I am woefully addicted, has posted their 100 most-played songs of 2012. Here’s their Top Ten. 1. Gotye featuring Kimbra — “Somebody That I Used to Know” 2. Carly Rae Jepsen — “Call Me Maybe” 3. Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe — “We Are Young” 4. Flo Rida — “Whistle” 5. Flo Rida featuring …

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