Spotify partially walks back its "hateful conduct" policy after pushback from Kendrick Lamar

Two weeks ago, Spotify made headlines by announcing that it was extending its “hateful speech” and “hateful conduct” policies out into the real world, removing from its playlists music by artists whose off-stage actions are “so particularly out of line with our values, egregious, in a way that it becomes something…

Cool and slightly judgy Uber driver profiles passengers with perfect Spotify playlists 

Getting picked up in an Uber or a Lyft always involves a low-stakes gamble for whether or not there will be any good music to listen to during your ride, but a driver who goes by @TEEJUS___ on Twitter recently revealed his secret trick to making riders happy. Apparently, he has compiled 11 masterful Spotify playlists…

It sure looks like Bulgarian scammers used fake Spotify playlists to make a shitload of money

One of the major complaints about Spotify is that their payout system makes it incredibly difficult for musicians to actually earn any profit. But a growing mountain of evidence points to the fact that one or more scam artists in Bulgaria have figured out how to use Spotify’s system against them to make, what can…

Mariah Carey is still making a shit-ton of money off “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

There’s one of them at every winter holiday gathering. “Happy capitalist exploitation day!” they’ll sarcastically intone, or maybe just cheerfully snark, “Happy buy people stuff month.” Yes, there is always someone ready to ruin your holiday cheer with their bold, no-holds-barred ability to point out that these yearly…

Ivanka Trump shared a 21-minute playlist perfectly designed for efficient lovemaking

When you and your partner spend all week abusing a newly found position of power to promote your personal brands and increase your family’s already-substantial wealth, it can be difficult to find time for romance. Nobody knows that better than real-life ’80s-movie rich kids Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, which is…

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