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# Spotify

Last week
22nd January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Spotify
Spotify to cut 6% percent of workforce, around 600 employees
Spotify’s CEO described the lay offs as a ‘difficult but necessary decision’.
Last year
2022
# Your Say
Poll: Do you pay for a music streaming service?
Spotify has begun teasing the release of its annual Wrapped playlists.
# tech company
Spotify acquires Dublin-based tech firm Kinzen to detect harmful content
The company was set up by Storyful founder Mark Little and ex-Facebook executive Áine Kerr.
# Spotify
Spotify suffers unexplained outage as users report being logged out of streaming platform
The streaming giant has not yet confirmed the cause of the issue.
# Spotify
Spotify CEO tells employees cancelling Joe Rogan ‘not the answer’
The firm paid Rogan a reported 100 million dollars to exclusively host the podcast.
# Controversy
Podcaster Joe Rogan apologises for racial slur after video surfaces
Spotify is facing growing discontent from musicians over Rogan’s podcast, for which it reportedly paid more than €87 million.
# joe rogan experience
Spotify boss tells staff that Joe Rogan is vital to company as stock plunges
The comments were published today as the firm’s stock went into freefall.
# Spotify
Joe Rogan pledges to ‘balance’ Spotify podcast after Covid misinformation controversy
It comes after the company’s CEO said a content advisory on podcasts discussing Covid will be rolled out in the coming days.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you boycott Spotify over Covid-19 misinformation?
Neil Young has accused Spotify of “spreading fake information about vaccines — potentially causing death”.
# Joe Rogan
Joni Mitchell joins Neil Young in boycotting Spotify over Covid 'lies'
“Irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people their lives,” the singer said.
# hey hey my my
Spotify removing Neil Young's music after rocker's Joe Rogan ultimatum
Young has accused the streaming service of “spreading fake information about vaccines” by hosting Rogan’s podcast.
All time
# The last days of Maradona
Death of Diego Maradona to be examined in new Spotify podcast series
The English language version of the series, which will be released this month, is to be hosted by Thierry Henry.
# Stan your ground
Arsenal owners '100 percent committed' and not interested in selling club
Spotify founder Daniel Ek expressed interested in purchasing the Premier League club on Twitter.
# Spot us a few quid?
Henry, Bergkamp and Vieira join Spotify founder’s bid to buy Arsenal – reports
Daniel Ek, 38, has reportedly made inquiries about a takeover and former players Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira are all involved.
# US Election
Spotify to suspend political advertising in 2020
The company said it does not have the necessary level of robustness in its systems to responsibly validate and review this content.
# 10 years in music
Ariana Grande, Drake and Ed Sheeran - what most people listened to on Spotify this decade
Four of the five most streamed artists of this decade were male.
# higher ground
Obamas sign deal to produce podcasts for Spotify
The former US president and first lady have already signed a deal with Netflix to produce films, documentaries and television series.
# one fab day
If you're obsessed with weddings, you might be interested in the OneFabDay podcast
All the advice you never knew you needed.
# Data Breach
Facebook says it no longer lets companies like Netflix, Spotify read users' private messages
Facebook said the partnerships did allow features like “messaging integrations” but nearly all have been shut down over the past few months.
# bjorn again
Spotify listens of Abba song Fernando up 52% after Ballybrack FC fake player's death
Fernando Lafuente Saiz was falsely reported dead by his club last week.
# everything is love
Beyoncé and Jay-Z put their new album on Spotify after some poor fans forked out for a Tidal subscription
Bey and Jay – playing their fans since forever.
# Quiz
How Well Do You Know the Most-Streamed Artists On Spotify?
This is trickier than Leaving Cert music!
# sex abuse claims
Spotify drops R Kelly from all of its playlists as part of new 'hateful conduct' policy
R Kelly’s music will still be available on the platform but not on playlists curated by Spotify.
# mute r kelly
Spotify has removed all of R. Kelly's music from its playlists
However, his music will still be available to stream on the platform.
# streaming cash
Spotify made its debut on Wall Street and rocketed to a $30bn valuation
The company debut valuation was more than Twitter and Snapchat.
# Copyright breach
Spotify hit with €1.3 billion copyright lawsuit from Tom Petty, Neil Young publisher
Wixen Music Publishing, Inc claims Spotify failed to seek licenses for significant parts of its 30 million-song catalog.
# hey ho
Spotify is telling people they love a genre called 'Stomp and Holler', but no one knows what the hell it is
Are we ALL out of the loop? Seems so.
# Quiz
Pick A Colour And We'll Give You An Artist To Listen To On Spotify
A lucky dip of tunes, if you will.
# Spotify
Here's why those Spotify playlists have taken over Irish Twitter
Romance isn’t dead.
# 50 shades of green
Spotify has created a Throwback Thursday playlist for Paddy's Day and it's full of Irish bangers
Finally, the world can hear some proper old school Irish cheese this week.
# money maker
Two of Soundwave's founders have a new pet project – selling startups old patents
Retro Patents is a side project for the Irish men, who sold their company to Spotify last year.
# one more tune
Here are the songs Irish people couldn't stop listening to on Spotify this year
Drake, Justin Bieber and Sia all feature.
# one more tune
Here are the tunes Irish people couldn't stop listening to on Spotify this year
We asked Spotify for Ireland’s most listened to songs, albums and artists for 2016.
# It's the end of the world
Everyone is loving these genius Spotify ads that look back on 2016
Thanks, 2016. It’s been weird.
# portability
New rules will allow you to use Netflix or Spotify unrestricted across the EU
The measures were approved yesterday allowing “cross-border portability” of paid-for online content.
# rock n road
The Brexit Playlist: tunes for a leavetaking
A little driving soundtrack for our friends in the UK.
# gloves are off
Spotify really isn't happy with Apple's decision to reject its latest app update
Spotify has accused Apple of using its App Store rules as a “weapon to harm competitors”.
# save for later
Here's how to save every new song from Spotify's best feature
Discover Weekly has more than 40 million people using it every week, and for good reason.
# COYBIG
Niall Horan made a playlist for Spotify and rather soundly included loads of Irish music
“We always support our own.”
# rock n road
Songs for Night Driving (that won't put you to sleep)
TheJournal.ie has your playlist sorted.