Spotify has become a publicly traded company, marking the streaming service’s next step toward revolutionizing the music business. In its search for a profitable business model, Spotify has already changed how artists are paid (or not) and how success is measured in the industry. Catch up on Spotify’s big moves with The Ringer’s recent coverage of everything from its IPO filing to its “woke” playlists.
Jan 22, 2018, 5:50am EST
March 16, 2018
Lil Pump is among a handful of young rappers earning big paydays as the record industry’s revenue surges. But there are still lots of musicians waiting to get paid.
February 28, 2018
The music-streaming giant is going public, losing tons of money, but still confident it can fund a million artists’ creative dreams
February 15, 2018
The commodification of digital music is accelerating—and the path forward is … a boozy brunch playlist?
January 22, 2018
Spotify beat back the scourge of streaming album exclusives, and now it’s ready to go public. Here’s what it says about how fans value artists and platforms.