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How To Survive When The Internet Fails

Oh crap. Your internet has just gone out and doesn’t seem like it will be coming back anytime soon. First off, don’t panic. Or, wait, maybe you’re supposed to panic? I can never remember these things, lemme Google it real quick. OH CRAP, THE INTERNET IS OUT. Game over, man! Game over! What the hell are we gonna do now? What are we gonna do?


Spotify's 2014 Year In Review Shares Your Shameful Taste In Music

2014 was a big year for Spotify, both in Australia and around the world. 50 million users around the planet listened to over seven billion hours of music. Ed Sheeran and Eminem got top nods for the number of tracks streamed, while Coldplay and Imagine Dragons had the most-listened albums. If you’re one of Spotify’s users, you can find out exactly what horrible songs you left on repeat over the last 12 months.


Share Your 2014 Spotify Year In Review With Us Here

57,546. That’s how many minutes I spent listening to Spotify this year, according to the personalised Year in Review data that the app released today. If you’re not shamed by sharing the fact that 57,500 of those minutes were spent listening to Calvin Harris’s “Summer”, please share your results with us below.


OK, Playing Your Own Music In An Uber Is Actually Pretty Neat

Earlier this week amidst an ethical and public relations catastrophe, Uber announced new Spotify integration that lets you play music of your choice on the ride-sharing service. Uber just let me take it for a spin, and it’s admittedly a nice touch for the Uber riders of the world.


Google Just Gave You A Good Reason To Quit Spotify With Its New Streaming Service

I signed up for Spotify three years ago, the day the service launched in the United States. $400 in subscription fees later, I’m still a member, and I’ve never regretted the money for a second. But for the first time since joining, I’m actually tempted to leave. YouTube Music Key might just win me over.


Opinion: You Don't Get To Complain About Privacy Anymore

You may have read reports this week that put Uber in hot water. A company executive has reportedly been caught following a journalist using the company’s back end software, and talked about spying on people who say bad things about the service. That has shocked users around the world. That reaction confuses me. If you’re using a phone, you don’t get to complain about privacy anymore.


1% Of Recording Artists Earn 77% 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 per cent of artists now collect 77 per cent of all revenue from recorded music.


Spotify Will Now Provide The Soundtrack On Your Uber Ride

Hey, this is pretty neat. You can now connect Uber with Spotify so you can pick the music on your next ride. I’m playing all death metal all the time, sorry next driver.


Spotify Might Be Getting Podcasts

Today in rumours we hope are true, Spotify might be getting podcasts. This could be a great thing to loosen Apple’s stranglehold on the medium.


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.