Spotify Adds Surprisingly Exciting Equaliser To Its iOS App

Remember equalisers? You know, the little dials that used to keep your tiny boombox speakers from tweaking out at high volume but have sort of disappeared in the world of digital music. Well, they’re making a comeback in the latest update to Spotify’s iOS app, and I’m unduly excited about it.

Spotify Knows How Songs Make You Feel

Katy Perry makes you smile. OneRepublic makes you cry. David Guetta makes you angry (yeah, I know, me too). This is what Spotify has discovered in a study with a Dutch neuroscientist.

This Spotify Tool Makes A Playlist From Your Favourite Band's Last Show

Going to concerts is fun no matter what, but it’s a million times more fun if you know all the songs. Sadly, sometimes if you only know a cut or two, it can be hard to brush up on an artist’s whole catalogue before the show. Spotify’s new Set Listener tool is here to help.

The Best Australian Music Streaming Services

Shopping around for your next music-streaming service? Looking for something first-party or unmetered on your data plan? Here’s our round-up of every music streaming and online radio service worth looking twice at.

MOG Music Streaming Is Finally Dead -- Or Is It?

Music streaming has always been a hard game if you haven’t had the massive market share of Spotify or Apple. MOG, backed in Australia by Telstra at its launch, is another loser in that game — after being bought out by Beats Music, itself just bought out by Apple, MOG has finally shut down — but not in Australia.

Spotify Australia Boss: We're Successfully Fighting Music Piracy

Contrary to the insistence of media analysts, music piracy in Australia is not endemic, and streaming music services have contributed to stemming that flow — that’s the claim made by Spotify Australian chief Kate Vale, whose company is finishing up a project on Spotify’s impact on Australian piracy.

Decent Pricing And Availability Won't Stop Piracy Warns Aussie Music Body

The catch-cry of the content-loving public these days is all about pricing and availability: make it affordable and available, and they will come. But an Aussie music industry heavyweight has warned that it’s all bollocks: cheap content on readily-available platforms won’t stop pirates, and you can never compete properly with free.

Spotify Asks Band To Take Down Scam Album, Band Responds Hilariously

Last month, we told you about Vulfpeck’s ironic Spotify record, Sleepify, which was completely silent and designed to raise money for the funk band’s tour. Well, Spotify finally got around to responding to the band’s attempted scam. They’re not happy about it!

Spotify's Deep Black Redesign Makes Your Favourite Music Pop

Today, Spotify starts rolling out a new darker redesign. It’s the biggest stylistic change we’ve seen since the service launched its web-based player in late 2012. The new look ditches the old app’s overcast grays for a sleek facade that’s blacker than hell — and it’s so much more beautiful and useful for it.

Spotify Goes Dark, Adds 'Your Music' Feature For Saving Tracks And Albums

Spotify has just launched a major design update for its desktop app, iPhone and Web users, with a darker theme and a few long-awaited interface tweaks. You’ll also be able to navigate the platform’s 20 million tracks more easily, with ‘Your Music’ replacing ‘Collections’ for better storing, showing and sharing the individual tracks and albums you’ve liked and saved. An Android overhaul to bring that platform up to date is still in the works, though.