Internet Killed the Radio Star

Spotify’s Free Streaming for Smartphones Will Only Work on Shuffle

CEO Daniel Elk. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

We were excited about Spotify’s announcement today that they’ll soon offer free streaming on smartphones, providing a whole new avenue for America to enjoy embarrassing music.

Sadly, though, our dreams of listening to “Purple Rain” over and over and over again for free on our way to work were dashed when we learned that the service will only be available in shuffle mode. Read More

Music 2.0

FYI, Pandora’s Extensive Catalog Now Includes Hits From 50 Shades of Grey

Music to spank to! (Photo: twitter.com/SmartBitches)

Does it ever seem like Pandora’s sourcing is a little… off? You’ll hear a golden oldie, only to look and see it’s been pulled from some random soundtrack to a forgotten, shitty movie. “That’s weird,” you’ll think, before diving back into your workday.

Well, the trend appears to have reached ludicrous new heights. Spotted today, by romance book blogger Sarah Wendell: Read More