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Time and time again, we find ourselves scrolling through Spotify looking for our favourite lady jams. 

It's time consuming and kind of annoying – so we decided to do something about it! 

We have set ourselves up on Spotify, and created the grooviest playlist ever (think all the best in 90s pop, plus Dua Lipa and the gals).

Currently, we have about 45 songs on it, but we are so open to suggestions. Have a song you love? Let us know, and sure we'll add it on for you. 

We're also going to add 5 songs to the playlist every week, and we'll keep you updated. 

This week, we created a poll asking what song you'd like added. The winner? 

Torn, by Natalie Imbruglia! What a TUNE. 

So we added that, and 4 other bangers for you! 

Have a listen, and let us know what you think. 


Time and time again, we find ourselves scrolling through Spotify looking for our favourite lady jams. 

It's time consuming and kind of annoying – so we decided to do something about it! 

We have set ourselves up on Spotify, and created the grooviest playlist ever (think all the best in 90s pop, plus Dua Lipa and the gals).

Currently, we have about 40 songs on it, but we are so open to suggestions. Have a song you love? Let us know, and sure we'll add it on for you. 

We're also going to add 5 songs to the playlist every week, and we'll keep you updated. 

This week, we created a poll asking what song you'd like added. The winner? Destiny's Child, Survivor. 

So we added that, and 4 other TUNES for you!

Have a listen, and let us know what you think. 


In a move which has been lauded online, Spotify has chosen to remove a number of white supremacist acts from the online music streaming service.

Elaborating on the motivation behind the decision, a spokesperson for the service reminded the public of their removal policy.

"Spotify takes immediate action to remove any such material as soon as it has been brought to our attention," they told Billboard.

Making reference to the fact that the Southern Poverty Law Centre dubbed the bands in question 'hate bands', Spotify asserted that they are in the process of weeding out the other offensive acts.

"We are glad to have been alerted to this content – and have already removed many of the bands identified today, whilst urgently reviewing the remainder," the spokesperson concluded.

In addition to removing offensive acts, Spotify have, according to The Independent, made an effort to promote a playlist which pays tribute to the United States, with tracks including Star Spangled Banner and Living in America.

Spotify insists that "illegal content or material that favors hatred or incites violence against race, religion, sexuality or the like is not tolerated" by the service.


If you are a Taylor Swift fan, you may have been a bit miffed when the songstress removed her music from all streaming services back in 2014.

Now, the country-turned-pop singer is back with a bang. 


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According to her management team, who shared the news via social media, Taylor's tunes will return to the services for one reason in particular.

'In celebration of 1989 selling over 10 million albums worldwide and the RIAA’s 100 million song certification announcement, Taylor wants to thank her fans by making her entire back catalogue available to all streaming services tonight at midnight,' said Taylor's team.


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Her albums will return to Spotify, Tidal, and Amazon, among other streaming platforms.

We'll be blasting Shake if Off in the office for the morning so.



As the age-old saying goes, breaking up is hard to do.

Or is it? 

The action of breaking up is actually pretty easy thanks to technology because we can now get dumped via text, Snapchat or even email, but we've never seen anyone get dumped by Spotify.

Until now that is.

One proud sister took to Twitter to show of her genius sibling's method of bae disbandment. 

After dating one guy named Wyatt for a while, the sister soon realised that she had feelings for someone new.  

Rather than ghosting the guy, Erika's sister took to Spotify to make her feelings known.

Using a series of song names, she managed to spell out the message: "Do you still want to kiss me because I am kinda lovin someone else but we can still be friends." (sic). 

Admittedly, this is a rather mean albeit creative way to dump someone, so we weren't too surprised when the break up message recipient made a playlist of his own.

Rather than spelling it out, Wyatt simply added one song to the list, called STFU, or shut the f*** up. 

Kudos to both of them for creativity, though maybe not for their sensitivity skills. 

Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!



Along with Adele, Taylor Swift and his wife Beyoncé, Jay Z has decided to remove a substantial portion of his material from music streaming service Spotify.

Despite being the co-owner of rival service Tidal, which was launched in 2015, the rapper had kept his music on Spotify up until now, but decided to change tack in recent days.

Reports suggest that Jay Z's decision may be the result of Tidal's poor performance, with Billboard recently reporting: "The self-proclaimed more artist-friendly service trails leaders Spotify (50 million subscribers as of last count), Apple Music (20 million as of last official count), and Amazon (never says, but when bundled with Amazon Prime could be well over 10 million)."

"Tidal’s subscription numbers are thought to be under 3 million and perhaps on par with competitors Deezer and Napster," they added.

Jay Z has removed nine of his 12 albums from Spotify, leaving only; In My Lifetime Vol. 1’, ‘Reasonable Doubt' and ‘Vol. 2 Hard Knock Life’, 'Collision Course’ and some singles.

Spotify confirmed the reports, announcing: "Some of [Jay Z’s] catalogue has been removed at the request of the artist."

The rapper bought Tidal for $56 million in 2015.


Music is one of those things which either brings people together or drives them apart.

So if you’re the kind of person who runs for the hills at the very mention of Harry Styles’ hair, you probably don’t want to find yourself in an intimate situation with an honorary member of the One Direction fan club.

Because of this, the clever people at Tinder and Spotify have teamed up to create a feature which will allow Tinder users to suss out the musical tastes of potential matches before they take the plunge and swipe right.

As well as being able to broadcast a song which “defines you” directly from your Tinder profile, the new feature will help you find potential matches who share your taste in tunes.

When checking out someone else’s Tinder, you will be able to play previews of their top songs and see which artists you have in common.

Oh, and for those who’ve spent the last month secretly listening to the Frozen soundtrack, don’t panic – Tinder will allow you to hide what you’ve been playing until it’s fit for the ears of your crush.

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When Adele gave the world her award-winning album 25 last November she ensured it could only be accessed once a payment had been made.

But thankfully the songstress seems to have had a change of heart as – according to the BBC – 25 has finally been added in its entirety to Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon Prime and Tidal.

Before now individual songs from the record-breaking album – which features Hello and When We Were Young – were available on streaming sites but this is the first time the full collection has been made available for free.

In the past the Grammy-winner said music streaming didn't appeal to her.

Last year she told TIME magazine: "I know that streaming music is the future, but it's not the only way to consume music."

"I can't pledge allegiance to something that I don't know how I feel about yet."

We're not sure if this is the start of a new trend for Adele, but at least we'll have 25 to listen to while we wait to find out.


Wowsers. We probably didn't need confirmation that you just don't mess with Taylor Swift – but if we did, that's now happened.

And it's happened in SPECTACULAR fashion. Here's the back-story:

Earlier this evening, former One Directioner Zayn Malik shared a now deleted tweet from the @FemaleTexts account with his 15.4m followers.

The message (ouch) negatively compares one Taylor Swift to fellow pop star, Miley Cyrus, and includes a screenshot of an interview with TIME.

In the interview, Ms Swift encourages her fans to download her music from iTunes now that she's withdrawn from Spotify

In contrast, Ms Cyrus's quote explains that as she's already “made [her] money” she doesn’t care if “no one buys [her] album.” Then there's a description of Cyrus’s Happy Hippie Foundation, which benefits LGBT youth.

The tweet concludes: “The difference is astounding.”

Right or wrong, the sentiment is clear: multi-millionaire Taylor Swift, 25, is intent on making LOTS more money for herself – while Miley Cyrus, 22, is more concerned with using her celebrity and fortune to help others.

Understandably, it is an accusation that Tay-Tay's boyfriend wasn't about to take lying down.

"You've made your money?" he began addressing Mr Malik via the social-networking site. "Cool… fuck the 99% of musicians who depend on these services to survive right? Yeah fuck em."

A series of tweets ensued, including the line: "There's some poor fucker in a basement making your new favorite record trying to survive."

Zayn then fought back: "Ha you just made an absolute fool of yourself mate," he began, adding: "I suggest you calm your knickers before them dentures fall out."

The 22-year-old concluded with: "Oh and I write my own shit too dickhead."

Taylor herself has yet to get involved – although 31-year-old Calvin did appear to offer an olive branch of sorts to his rival in the end.

For now, Mr Malik has bowed out of the contest: he's giving the Scottish DJ the silent treatment.

Whatever next… Perrie Edwards throwing in her tuppence worth? Well, Little Mix did just appear on stage with Taylor in California.

Yup, it seems lines have been drawn.



Three months ago, the star studded launch of ‘Tidal’ was held in New York City. Tidal is the online music streaming service which Jay-Z bought into a few months ago.

Tidal differs to other music streaming websites as it promises to give high royalty fees to artists and provide high quality music.

But things are not going so well for the music service. The Tidal CEO Peter Tonstad has quit the job already, a mere three months after the launch of the music site.

Despite its high-profile re-launch, Tidal has been struggling to find a customer base to make it a success.

The website has had a very difficult time since the spring as it has just 800,000 paying subscribers compared to the 20 million currently subscribed to Spotify.  

Jay-Z bought the music system in March for a huge sum of €50million, but it doesn’t seem to be giving him the best return.

When the brand re-launched after Jay-Z got involved, the social media coverage it received was very negative.

Since joining the company, this is the second CEO Jay-Z has to say goodbye to, with Andy Chen leaving shortly after Jay-Z signed up.

Tidal is about to encounter even more competition now that Apple has revealed plans to launch a streaming service of its own, Apple Music. Maybe it's time for Jay-Z to cut his losses…



Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has spoken out and condemned Apple’s new music streaming service.

The Shake it Off singer is widely recognised as not supporting streaming services, given that she pulled her music from Spotify in 2014.

The 25-year-old star has taken to Tumblr to voice her anger at Apple, who are now providing a three-month free subscription service to their customers.

Ms Swift’s dissatisfaction with the company comes, not because they are offering a free subscription, but because they do not intend to pay royalties to the artists during that three-month period.

Taylor explained her concerns saying, “This is not about me. Thankfully I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows.”

“This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success,” she continued. “This is about the young songwriter who just got his or her first cut and thought that the royalties from that would get them out of debt.”

Tay-Tay acknowledges that Apple is a company that she generally admires and enjoys working with but, states that she just cannot get behind their decision, and believes it is not “too late” for the tech-giants to reconsider.

“We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.”

Well said, Taylor! 


Not only did she dominate Instagram last week with her pantsuit themed debut snap, but now 2016 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is taking over Spotify.

If you were ever curious as to what the candidate and her team spend their time lip syncing to while on the run, now you can find out. “The Official Hillary 2016 Playlist” is now available to stream on the site.

The 14-song playlist has you covered for pretty music every kind of genre. From Bon Jovi to John Legend, it’s all there. Kelly Clarkson and Katy Perry are on hand with their hit songs Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) and Roar. Katy Perry joked last year that she would write a theme song for the politician if she ever wanted one. Who knows, it could happen yet!

Despite not having any never before heard tracks from husband and former President Bill Clinton on the saxphone – because he plays the sax, FYI – there’s plenty of other tracks to keep listeners happy. Ariana Grande’s Breaking Free is listed, as well as Gym Class Heroes The Fighter.

Hilary and her team are keeping their social media game on point. Her Twitter and Instagram posts are very popular, she does have 3.65 million followers and despite joining less than a week ago her Instagram page has almost 140,000 followers.

Last year Hillary became a social media staple when images of her texting took over the internet with their hilarious captions. It even lead to a website dedicated to the meme. 

The former Secretary of State is setting out to really make herself known with the younger voters with this campaign. She’s even been spotted knocking around in the Scooby Squad’s van!