Tag: Spotify

Bridgerton’s TV Series Impact On Modern Day Classical Music

Bridgerton’s TV Series Impact On Modern Day Classical Music

Each season, Bridgerton is effectively connecting genres and generations of timeless art, introducing those who might not have ever listened to classical music to now be adoring fans, all thanks to the hit show. Bridgerton was the most-watched show in English Netflix history, with now over 627 million hours viewed, introducing millions of people to the beauty of classical music. 

How to Be an Ethical Music Fan in the Age of Streaming

How to Be an Ethical Music Fan in the Age of Streaming

Being an ethical music fan in this age of streaming can feel bewildering. We have almost all of the music ever recorded (though not necessarily the best-sounding versions of it) at our fingertips at any given time. But we have no idea how much clicking “play” will benefit the artists who created it.

Op-Ed: Making Playlists Every Month Boosted My Serotonin

Op-Ed: Making Playlists Every Month Boosted My Serotonin

Music has a powerful effect on our brains and has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression, stave off fatigue, improve your response to pain, and work out more effectively. That’s why you’ll see playlists tailored just for working out, meditation, or study. To put it simply – music gives your serotonin a little boost, and creating playlists makes it that much easier.

BLACKPINK Become the Most Streamed Female Band on Spotify

BLACKPINK Become the Most Streamed Female Band on Spotify

BLACKPINK has done it again, but this is not the group’s first time in the spotlight. According to the Guinness World Records, the popular K-pop girl group has reached the new high-water mark with 8.8 billion individual streams on Spotify, beating out previous titleholders Little Mix, a British-based group. Their most popular hits contributed to the record included “How You Like That” (2020) with 746 million streams, “Kill This Love” (2019) with 672 million and “Ddu-du Ddu-du” (2018) with 575 million.

Miley Cyrus reveals her new album is divided into two sides, AM and PM

Miley Cyrus reveals her new album is divided into two sides, AM and PM

Now that Miley Cyrus’ new production, Endless Summer Vacation, is only 3 days away, the ‘Flowers’ hitmaker has revealed that her new and eighth album will be split into two parts, ‘AM’ and ‘PM.’

Miley Cyrus’s Single ‘Flowers’ Becomes Most-Streamed Song on Spotify for Two Week

Miley Cyrus’s Single ‘Flowers’ Becomes Most-Streamed Song on Spotify for Two Week

Earlier this week (Jan. 26), Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” surpassed the top streamed song in Spotify history for a second time. As Spotify announced on Twitter, “It’s official…@MileyCyrus broke the record for the most streams in a single week with #Flowers.”. It was the first week in January that Spotify shared specific numbers for the hit single. Cyrus managed to outdo herself for a second consecutive week after also debuting at No. 1 in the previous frame, making it all the more impressive that she managed to outdo herself for the second consecutive week.

Stereotypes of Music Genres are Harmful

Stereotypes of Music Genres are Harmful

Music has always been a huge part of our society and our identities. It’s everywhere, and most of us are very particular about what kind we want to listen to. It’s also been the case that different genres produce diverse reactions. We identify parts of our personalities based on what we listen to, which in turn makes us insinuate things about other people based on their personal music preferences. Some of the basic stereotypes that come to mind are: people that listen to rap music are troublemakers that like to do drugs, people who listen to country music are dumb and drink a lot of beer, and people who listen to classical music are boring and usually very smart.

Has Spotify Really Wrapped Up the Mystery of Music Taste?

Has Spotify Really Wrapped Up the Mystery of Music Taste?

Every year around Christmas time, Spotify releases Spotify Wrapped to all of its users. Since 2016, the streaming giant has generated end-of-year listening statistics that claim to reveal users’ most intimate music secrets. Endless discourse about most-played songs, guilty pleasures and expected genres ensues. It’s a savvy marketing scheme for a platform that otherwise makes headlines for paying musicians poorly, although it seems few of us can resist the opportunity to show off our exemplary choices. But what can this data really tell us about our music taste?

Hemlocke Springs: From TikTok to Over 1,000,000+ Streams

Hemlocke Springs: From TikTok to Over 1,000,000+ Streams

If you’re a TikTok regular like me, you know how it feels to come across a popular audio that is all over TikTok and stuck in your head for days or even weeks. Next thing you know, you find yourself screaming Megan Trainor’s new single “Made You Look” at the top of your lungs. Artists […]

The Best Songs Playing during New York Fashion Week, straight from Spotify’s Playlist

The Best Songs Playing during New York Fashion Week, straight from Spotify’s Playlist

September has arrived, which can only mean one thing: New York Fashion Week has begun! The shows began on Wednesday, September 7, and will continue until September 14, allowing fashion enthusiasts to see the fabulous new collections from the world’s top designers. Even if your name isn’t Anna Wintour, you can watch Michael Kors, Lafayette 148, Vivienne Westwood, and other household names debut their latest collections—and get some killer wardrobe inspiration.

Meghan Markle’s Archetypes Reigns Over Joe Rogan’s The Joe Rogan Experience

Meghan Markle’s Archetypes Reigns Over Joe Rogan’s The Joe Rogan Experience

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, who went viral last year for her revealing interview with Oprah, where she discussed the royal family and her own mental health, has once again piqued the public’s interest. Her new podcast Archetypes has drawn in an audience so large that in the podcast’s first 24 hours it rose to the number one spot on the music streaming app, Spotify.

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