Spotify Are Sharing Your Embarrassing Music Habits With The World

Everyone has a guilty pleasure when it comes to music, whether it’s some trashy ’80s pop music, or a heartfelt romantic ballad that reminds you of the one that got away. Whatever your choice, you can at least take solace in the fact that your guilty pleasures are private, right? Well,...

The Latest Spotify Hack Is Actually Genius

Last year, Tone Deaf recounted the tale of Vulfpeck, a then-little known Swedish indie funk group who decided they were going to cheat the Spotify system by releasing an album of absolute silence. The plan was admittedly inspired. The band would release the album and then urge fans to stream...

How An Indie Musician Makes $60K A Year From Spotify

The debate over streaming is set to continue at least until the next big evolution in music distribution. At the centre of the debate is, naturally, monetisation, a controversial topic when it comes to streaming. Some blame streaming services for devaluing music and offering low payouts to artists, while others...

Spotify Just Went Full Hipster With Their Latest App

Is simply enjoying music not enough for you? Do you need to make sure that the music you enjoy is not being enjoyed by anyone else? Do you have a compulsive need to suck the fun out of music and only listen to super-obscure acts and ditch them once they...

Spotify Reveal How Music Tastes Differ Around Australia

Part of what makes the internet so exciting for music lovers isn’t just the fact that you have new ways to access music, but also the scope of the music you’re able to access. Just about everything you could possibly imagine is at your finger tips. Whether you want to...

Meet The Website That Rigs Spotify To Generate Cash For Bands

Last year, Tone Deaf recounted the tale of Vulfpeck, a then-little known Swedish indie funk group who decided they were going to cheat the Spotify system by releasing an album of absolute silence. The plan was rather ingenious. The band would release the album and then urge fans to stream...

The Future Of Spotify Isn’t In Music

Yesterday, Tone Deaf wrote about the ongoing war currently raging in the music streaming industry. Whether it’s the dispute between labels, services, and artists, or the ongoing skirmishes between rival platforms, the sector is becoming increasingly cutthroat. Case in point, Spotify just launched the streaming industry equivalent of a nuclear...

Sony Music’s Secret Contract With Spotify Leaks Online

If you’ve been paying attention to the ‘streaming wars’, you’ll know that the industry, which up to this point has been dominated by Swedish giant Spotify, is currently bracing itself for Apple’s impending Beats launch. Meanwhile, up-and-comers like Tidal are trying desperately to shout over their competitors, who have more...

Apparently, This Musician Puts More People To Sleep Than Any Other Artist

In news that will likely surprise few of those who still haven’t jumped aboard the seemingly unstoppable Ed Sheeran bandwagon, the West Yorkshire singer-songwriter was recently revealed as the number one artist for putting people to sleep. No, it’s not what you think. This isn’t everyone admitting that the best-selling...

Your Days Of Streaming Music For Free Are Coming To An End

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that nothing good can last. Especially when that “good” thing comes at a significant cost to many, many stakeholders. Naturally, we’re talking about free music streaming. Many readers will remember the mild controversy that erupted last year after Taylor Swift pulled all of her music...

Spotify’s Awesome New Feature May Be Hugely Illegal

The latest in the ongoing list of cool and handy web upgrades made to streaming service Spotify is a new ‘Lyrics’ button that will deliver users from lyrics from MusixMatch, which will scroll across the screen karaoke style. You can see the new function in action below. We must say,...

You’re Not Crazy, Spotify’s Shuffle Isn’t Actually Random

With all of the chatter about streaming services conspiring to provide major labels with better exposure in exchange for more desirable royalty rates and at the expense of indie labels who don’t have the muscle to sit at the big boys’ table, it’s understandable if you regard them with a...

Want To Control The Music On Your Cab Ride Home With Your Phone? Now You Can

Everyone’s private driver, Uber, are reportedly set to announce a partnership with music streaming giant Spotify this week. According to The New York Times, the partnership between Spotify and the ride-sharing service will enable Spotify playlists to be accessed and played during rides. The Times reports that press members were...

These Aussie Music Festivals Are The Most Influential In The World

If somebody asked you which music festival is the most influential in the world, a festival like Glastonbury would be high on the list. If a music event still running today could ever be compared to the Holy Grail, it would probably be Glastonbury. We could list a mountain of...

This Is How Much One Of The Biggest Musicians On Spotify Makes

We’ve already heard from a chorus of high-profile musicians talking down the benefits of ever-popular music streaming service Spotify, with David Byrne calling the streaming model broken while the likes of Grizzly Bear, Thom Yorke and Amanda Palmer have all criticised the Swedish music company’s comparatively low royalty payouts. In June, indie musician Ron Pope let us take a detailed...