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Shweta Tripathi Sharma on Escaype Live, Hindi audio series Batman: Ek Chakravyuh and more
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Shweta Tripathi Sharma on Escaype Live, Hindi audio series Batman: Ek Chakravyuh and more

'Social media might be powerful but they shouldn’t control you,' said Shweta Tripathi Sharma

Meghan Markle makes a bid to trademark ancient word 'Archetypes' ahead of her podcast debut
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Meghan Markle makes a bid to trademark ancient word 'Archetypes' ahead of her podcast debut

Meghan Markle is attempting to trademark the word ‘archetypes’ after revealing that it would be the name of her first series of podcasts with Spotify.

Russia-Ukraine conflict: From Apple to Amex, the exodus of Western brands from Moscow
World

Russia-Ukraine conflict: From Apple to Amex, the exodus of Western brands from Moscow

Russia's currency, the ruble, has crashed to a record low against the US dollar, pushing authorities to scramble to avoid a financial meltdown

Joe Rogan dispute controversy draws Spotify into content liability debate
Entertainment

Joe Rogan dispute controversy draws Spotify into content liability debate

Spotify wants to be viewed as a technology platform that has limited liability for the material that others create and stream through its service — a position shared by many social-media companies.

Spotify CEO to employees: Canceling Joe Rogan not ‘the answer’
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Spotify CEO to employees: Canceling Joe Rogan not ‘the answer’

Rogan apologized Saturday, saying that the slurs were the “most regretful and shameful thing” he has ever had to address and that he hasn’t used the N-word in years.

Spotify shares fall, subscriber growth slows amidst Joe Rogan COVID-misinformation row
Entertainment

Spotify shares fall, subscriber growth slows amidst Joe Rogan COVID-misinformation row

The decision by Neil Young and Joni Mitchell to pull their music from Spotify in protest over the views about Covid-19 in Joe Rogan's podcasts has led to weaker profit margins projections for company's 2022 first quarter

Why streaming giant Spotify is facing the music over Joe Rogan, COVID-19 and Neil Young
World

Why streaming giant Spotify is facing the music over Joe Rogan, COVID-19 and Neil Young

The Swedish streaming giant has issued a statement saying it will add a content advisory to coronavirus-related podcasts after artists accused podcaster Joe Rogan of promoting misinformation about vaccines

2021 in charts: Bollywood scored high with Shershaah hits, rivalled by non-film music, Punjabi hip-hop, K-Pop
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2021 in charts: Bollywood scored high with Shershaah hits, rivalled by non-film music, Punjabi hip-hop, K-Pop

As the most played tracks of the year across streaming platforms in India (listed below) shows, the biggest hits are still coming from Bollywood films, even those that did not have a theatrical release.

From Spotify to Gaana, PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat Now on major audio and music platforms
India

From Spotify to Gaana, PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat Now on major audio and music platforms

Mann Ki Baat started on AIR from October 2014 and is broadcast in 21 regional languages, 31 local dialects and 16 foreign languages and is the most popular radio programme in India

Stand out and be heard this festive season, with Spotify
Business

Stand out and be heard this festive season, with Spotify

Here’s a quick overview of why marketers should consider talking to their audience on Spotify, especially now.

A cupid thing to do: Spotify and Dairy Milk Silk brought lovestruck couples together (and how!)
Business

A cupid thing to do: Spotify and Dairy Milk Silk brought lovestruck couples together (and how!)

The campaign broke at a time when India was under its first lockdown. Couples in love couldn’t meet to express their love for each other. But Covid can’t keep the cupid away!

As R Kelly undergoes trial for sexual exploitation, analysing how his music has been affected by what critics call 'social death'
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As R Kelly undergoes trial for sexual exploitation, analysing how his music has been affected by what critics call 'social death'

The broadcast of Lifetime documentary series Surviving R. Kelly led to the R&B singer's "social death," in which corporations and everyday members of society — exercise instructors, Uber drivers, backyard barbecue DJs — make a collective decision to stop embracing an artist.

Spotify's Cultural Next report reveals that 84 percent millennials see audio as mental health resource
News & Analysis

Spotify's Cultural Next report reveals that 84 percent millennials see audio as mental health resource

As per Spotify, 68 percent of the millennials said that they liked audio advertising as it leaves the scope for them to use their imagination.

First official music chart, 2020 growth, streaming service subscriptions: The good, bad and neutral for Indian music biz
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First official music chart, 2020 growth, streaming service subscriptions: The good, bad and neutral for Indian music biz

The IMI has unveiled India’s first official music chart, which somewhat ironically is a top 20 that ranks the most popular international singles in our country based on streams from three foreign services — Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Prime Music.

Spotify 'Sound Up' initiative, to help women podcasters, launched in India: When and how to apply
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Spotify 'Sound Up' initiative, to help women podcasters, launched in India: When and how to apply

The program is now open for women in India for free and has started accepting applications from residents of India who are aged 18 and above.

DJ Snake collaborates with Tamil artist Dhee to recreate popular song ‘Enjoy Enjaami’
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DJ Snake collaborates with Tamil artist Dhee to recreate popular song ‘Enjoy Enjaami’

The recreated version of 'Enjoy Enjaami' by Dhee has DJ Snake blend "distinctive styles influenced by the sounds native to Tamil Nadu with electronic dance beats."

In response to Clubhouse, Spotify launches Greenroom which allows users to host or join live discussions
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In response to Clubhouse, Spotify launches Greenroom which allows users to host or join live discussions

Spotify launched Greenroom after acquiring Betty Labs, the company behind the popular sports-focused audio platform Locker Room.

Fastly fixes CDN glitch that caused Amazon, Reddit, Spotify, other popular websites to go down
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Fastly fixes CDN glitch that caused Amazon, Reddit, Spotify, other popular websites to go down

"We’re currently investigating potential impact to performance with our CDN services,” Fastly has said.

Fastly CDN outage: Why did so many global websites like Amazon and Reddit go down?
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Fastly CDN outage: Why did so many global websites like Amazon and Reddit go down?

Fastly has confirmed issues with its CDN services and says that it is investigating the matter.

India's indie music scene, marked by competition and unsustainability, could profit from collectivisation
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India's indie music scene, marked by competition and unsustainability, could profit from collectivisation

Most musicians accept that greater solidarity among artists is required to transform the scene from one that has traditionally been dominated by a privileged few into a more equal space.