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Adele Got Spotify to Make a Huge Change to the Play Button

Adele is making some changes at Spotify!

The 33-year-old “Easy on Me” singer, who just released her latest studio album 30 on Friday (November 19), asked the streaming company to make a change for the listening experience of her record – and she got her wish.

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Adele Breaks Spotify Record With 'Easy on Me' After One Day!

Adele is already making a huge impact upon her return.

The 33-year-old singer-songwriter’s comeback track, “Easy On Me,” has officially notched a new Spotify streaming record on the same day of its premiere on Friday (October 15).

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Drake's 'Certified Lover Boy' Becomes Spotify's Most-Streamed Album in a Single Day

Drake is breaking records.

Spotify announced on Twitter that the 34-year-old rapper’s new album Certified Lover Boy has become the streaming service’s most-streamed album in a single day.

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Justin Bieber Has Become Spotify's Most Listened to Artist Ever!

Justin Bieber just made Spotify history!

On Saturday (August 28), it was revealed that the 27-year-old singer has attracted more monthly listeners than any other artist.

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Spotify Has Removed A Ton Of K-Pop Artists From The Platform - Here's Why

It has been revealed that certain K-Pop artists are no longer on Spotify, according to NME.

The site is reporting that reason is because Spotify is in discussion with distributor Kakao M.

Spotify officially launched in South Korea earlier this month, but did so without music from artists with licensing deals under Kakao M.

Kakao M’s catalogue would no longer be available to users around the globe from March 1, 2021 “due to the expiration of our license,” a statement on the site says.

“We have been working with KakaoM over the last year and a half to renew the global licensing agreement, so that their artists’ music would remain available to Spotify’s 345M+ listeners in nearly 170 markets around the world,” they added. “Despite our best efforts, the existing licensing deal we had with KakaoM (which covered all countries other than South Korea) has come to an end.”

“The fact that we have not yet reached agreement on a new global deal is unfortunate for their artists, as well as for fans and listeners worldwide. It is our hope that this disruption will be temporary and we can resolve the situation soon. We remain committed to working with local rights holders including KakaoM, to help grow the Korean music market and overall streaming ecosystem together.”

The artists affected by this deal include CL, The Boyz, GFriend, Epik High, IU, Cherry Bullet, Cravity, Mamamoo, Nu’est and many more.

Seventeen was another big group affected by this, and a fan Twitter revealed that the group have lost nearly 1billion streams after their music was removed from Spotify.

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Spotify Announces Top 10 Most Streamed Female Artists of 2020!

Spotify is continuing to reveal the streaming stats of the year.

The streaming platform revealed the Top 10 female artists with the most streams on Spotify in 2020 on Tuesday (December 1).

“Nothing but respect for our queens. These female artists had the most streams across Spotify in 2020 #2020Wrapped,” the company announced.

Fun fact: the artist on top of this year’s charts did not put out an album this year. And one of the artists has not released an album since 2016!

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Spotify Privately Defends Alex Jones Appearance on 'The Joe Rogan Experience' Podcast Amid Controversy

Spotify is internally defending the appearance of conspiracy theorist and Infowars founder Alex Jones on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, despite banning his own podcast two years before for “hate content.”

In an internal email, obtained by Buzzfeed News on Wednesday (October 28), Horacio Gutierrez, the company’s chief legal officer and head of global affairs, wrote to team managers about the episode without explicitly naming Joe Rogan or Alex Jones.

“If a team member has concerns about any piece of content on our platform, you should encourage them to report it to Trust & Safety because they are the experts on our team charged with reviewing content. However, it’s important that they aren’t simply flagging a piece of content just because of something they’ve read online. It’s all too common that things are taken out of context,” he wrote.

The email outlined “talking points” that top management should recite if asked about the interview.

“We are not going to ban specific individuals from being guests on other people’s shows, as the episode/show complies with our content policies,” he wrote.

“Spotify has always been a place for creative expressions. It’s important to have diverse voices and points of view on our platform. We are not going to ban specific individuals from being guests on other people’s shows, as the episode/show complies with our content policies,” the talking points went on to say.

“In closing, we appreciate that not all of you will agree with every piece of content on our platform. However, we do expect you to help your teams understand our role as a platform and the care we take in making decisions.”

Back in 2018, Spotify was one of a few companies including Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, that kicked Alex Jones off their platforms based on their own policies against hate content.

During his appearance on the podcast this week, Alex Jones controversially made several claims, including conspiracy theories about the pandemic and vaccines, and falsely stated that a polio vaccine caused recipients to get sick, via Buzzfeed.

Last month, a transgender celebrity called out Joe Rogan for anti-trans comments.