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# Spotify

Last week
3rd December 2023 - 9th December 2023
Music streaming service Spotify will cut staff by 'approximately 17%'
The announcement comes despite Spotify posting a rare quarterly operating profit of €32 million in October.
This year
Poll: How often do you use Spotify?
Have your say.
Streaming platform Spotify to increase price plans in Ireland
The cost of premium Individual and Duo plans have increased.
Meghan and Harry's Spotify deal ends as podcast not renewed for second season
The couple’s content creation label confirmed the parting of ways.
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
Poll: Do you pay for a music streaming service?
Spotify has begun teasing the release of its annual Wrapped playlists.
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 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 CEO tells employees cancelling Joe Rogan ‘not the answer’
The firm paid Rogan a reported 100 million dollars to exclusively host the podcast.
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.
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.
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.
Poll: Will you boycott Spotify over Covid-19 misinformation?
Neil Young has accused Spotify of “spreading fake information about vaccines — potentially causing death”.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you're obsessed with weddings, you might be interested in the OneFabDay podcast
All the advice you never knew you needed.
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.
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.
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.
How Well Do You Know the Most-Streamed Artists On Spotify?
This is trickier than Leaving Cert music!
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.
Spotify has removed all of R. Kelly's music from its playlists
However, his music will still be available to stream on the platform.
Spotify made its debut on Wall Street and rocketed to a $30bn valuation
The company debut valuation was more than Twitter and Snapchat.
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.
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.
Pick A Colour And We'll Give You An Artist To Listen To On Spotify
A lucky dip of tunes, if you will.
Here's why those Spotify playlists have taken over Irish Twitter
Romance isn’t dead.
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.
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.
Here are the songs Irish people couldn't stop listening to on Spotify this year
Drake, Justin Bieber and Sia all feature.
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.
Everyone is loving these genius Spotify ads that look back on 2016
Thanks, 2016. It’s been weird.
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.
The Brexit Playlist: tunes for a leavetaking
A little driving soundtrack for our friends in the UK.