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News

beyoncé dropped ‘lemonade’ with a bonus track on streaming services

Spotify and Apple Music users rejoice!
Roisin Lanigan
4.23.19
Music

the musical genre is dead, gen z killed it

The rise of streaming services and Gen Z acts like Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish are heralding the end of emo, rap, and country as we know them. And bringing in something better.
Megan Evershed
4.17.19
News

rihanna and donald glover’s film might premiere at coachella

Mysterious Spotify ads suggest ‘Guava Island’ will be released April 13.
Nicole DeMarco
4.8.19
Music

peggy gou’s 'starry night' and everything else you need to listen to

Let our playlist be your indispensable gui-De to this week's new music.
Frankie Dunn
3.23.19
Music

slowthai's rainbow and everything else you need to hear today

The best of new music in one colourful i-D-curated playlist.
Frankie Dunn
10.12.18
Music

demi lovato gets real about sobriety on new her single

Plus! The best of new music Friday in one awesome i-D-curated playlist.
Frankie Dunn
6.23.18
Opinion

spotify are blacklisting r kelly from playlists: who should be next and where do we draw the line?

Yesterday, the streaming giant announced that R Kelly’s music will no longer appear in its company owned playlists. That brings up some interesting questions about censorship and the moral ambiguity of enjoying art by certain individuals.
Alim Kheraj
5.11.18
News

stream all grimes's favourite music, from aphex twin to enya

Grimes has shared five of her personal Spotify playlists for "at home vibes."
Hannah Ongley
1.16.18
Music

the dark arts of the pop charts: how music superstars sell millions when no one buys albums

As Taylor Swift’s Reputation sells 1.2m copies in a week -- making it the biggest selling album of 2017 so far -- we explore the rise of artists’ partnerships with brands, streaming deals, ticket bundles and other magic sales tricks.
Alim Kheraj
11.23.17
the sounding off issue

"we're on the cusp of a new golden age in music" - spotify and youtube sound off about music in 2017

For The Sounding Off Issue​, we asked a collection of music makers, writers, thinkers and shakers to contribute their thoughts and opinions about music in 2017. Today, we hear from major players at Spotify and Youtube.
Lyor Cohen
Austin Daboh
11.3.17
Music

grimes created a new genre of music inspired by the end of the world

Claire Boucher's inaugural "Faé List" inductees include ABRA, Phoebe Bridgers, and Cardi B.
Hannah Ongley
9.26.17
Music

yung lean’s hunting my own skin and the best of new music friday

Your favourite Swedish producer just announced his new album with a killer track. Here’s that and everything else you need to listen to this week.
Frankie Dunn
9.22.17
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