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Posted Wednesday 1/09/19 at 6:49AM EST
Jemele Hill to launch a podcast on Spotify
The ESPN alum will host a twice-weekly podcast titled Unbothered starting in March. “I have a lot of things to say, and there’s not a lot of platforms that give you the freedom to not just be thoughtful but to come with a realness that not everyone is prepared to accept,” she said at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Posted Friday 1/04/19 at 1:41PM EST
John Legend: Don't call me "courageous" for being the highest-profile celebrity to appear in Surviving R. Kelly
Many artists -- including Jay-Z, Questlove and Lady Gaga -- declined to appear in Lifetime's six-part docuseries on the disgraced R&B singer, leaving Legend as the only high-profile name to submit to an interview. "To everyone telling me how courageous I am for appearing in the doc, it didn't feel risky at all. I believe these women and don't give a fuck about protecting a serial child rapist. Easy decision," Legend tweeted last night. Meanwhile, Questlove defended his decision not to appear in a tweet he later deleted, saying "I didn't wanna be in the 'good times' portion of the doc, like stanning for his 'genius.'" Surviving R. Kelly producer Dream Hampton responded that Questlove wasn't asked to talk about his "Genius." "I asked you to come on camera and say the same thing you said on Twitter. I told you I need Black male allies." ALSO: R. Kelly's music gets a Spotify boost from Surviving R. Kelly.
Posted Friday 12/07/18 at 1:25PM EST
Ellen and Spotify strike a cross-promotion partnership
“I’m so excited to partner with Spotify on my very own music hub because music truly makes everything better,” Ellen DeGeneres says on her new Spotify page. “Well, music and salt.”
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 1:11PM EDT
Hulu and Spotify announce they are offering a $13/month package deal
For $13 a month, you can get Hulu's "limited commercial" plan and Spotify's premium plan.
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 10:17PM EDT
Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard's band soars atop Spotify
His band Calpurnia's debut single "City Boy" is currently No. 1 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 playlist.
Posted Saturday 1/13/18 at 12:37AM EST
Oprah’s Golden Globe speech is now on Spotify
Spotify’s weekly New Music Friday playlist includes Oprah Winfrey’s speech as its last track. ALSO: An “Oprah For President” billboard is up in Los Angeles.