criticism of spotify

  • Spotify Lays Off 1,500 as Revenues Climb Works

    Spotify Lays Off 1,500 as Revenues Climb Works

    Spotify staff could be listening to a funerary dirge in their own Spotify Wraps. The company announced it was making sweeping staff cuts across the board, reducing global headcount by around 17 per cent. Merry Christmas. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek blamed the layoffs on slowing economic growth and how “capital has become more expensive.” More…


  • Spotify Now Lets Up to 32 People Control a Single Playlist

    Spotify Now Lets Up to 32 People Control a Single Playlist

    Spotify is no stranger to breaking the golden rule of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Now, the music streaming service has bolstered its collaborative playlist offering with Jam, a new feature that allows up to 32 people to control a single playlist. Having the de facto party sound engineer gate keep the aux…


  • Spotify’s Awful Car Music Gizmo Is Now Available To The U.S. Public

    Spotify’s Awful Car Music Gizmo Is Now Available To The U.S. Public

    Spotify’s Car Thing — a music-playing gizmo that mounts to a climate vent or CD slot and connects to older cars via Bluetooth or an aux jack — is now available to the pubic after a lengthy limited-release, invite-only phase. Initially, Spotify Premium subscribers could get them for free. “Free” happened to be the right…