How ‘Weird’ Is Austin Really?

South by Southwest is just around the corner, which means the tech, music, and film industries will soon descend on Austin, Texas, transforming it into a non-stop circus/conference. The city of Austin, Texas exists during the rest of the year, too. Its unofficial catchphrase since the year 2000 — “Keep Austin Weird” — which began […]


10 Female Artists Women Listen To The Most on Spotify

In honor of International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8, Spotify did some research into the most popular female artists on the planet — the favorite of the women listeners, as well as all listeners. Ladies first! Here are the favorite female artists of all the (single and otherwise) ladies who listen to Spotify around the […]


How A Wildly Popular Playlist Expanded Avicii’s Reach on Spotify

To celebrate New Year’s Eve this year, Spotify and Avicii turned the popular Fresh Dance Tracks playlist into a 24-hour global One World Party with local shoutouts to individual regions, photos, video, and a new Avicii track exclusive to Spotify — a self-remix entitled “The Nights.” The big idea: to give NYE partiers and dance […]


Post Mortem: Slipknot’s Halloween Spotify Takeover

In honor of the scariest holiday — okay, the only even slightly scary holiday, unless you harbor an irrational fear of Santa or the Bunny — Slipknot seized control of Spotify’s popular Rock Right Now playlist in celebration of this year’s Halloween. Their Playlist Takeover included original shoutouts and song dedications the band recorded to […]