Spotify and Tinder Team Up to Add Music to Profiles

Jordan Crook, at TechCrunch, on the team up between Tinder and Spotify:

Just as Tinder allowed folks to connect their Instagram accounts to their Tinder profile, the same is now true for Spotify. Users will be able to check out each others’ most-played songs on Spotify.

But even if you don’t have Spotify, Tinder will still let you use Spotify to add your ‘Tinder Anthem’ to your profile. Think back to the MySpace days of auto-playing songs on profiles and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what this will feel like.

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Zane Lowe Discusses Apple Music / Beats 1

Craig Mclean, with a profile of Zane Lowe for the Evening Standard:

“Deciding within a few hours to jump on a plane for Tokyo to interview Frank Ocean, and getting the go-ahead from him by text — ‘Yeah, do it, get on a plane’ — and that’s all we have: we don’t have a time, we don’t have a location and there’s a freedom in that which makes it incredibly exciting to be working in this modern framework.”

“This modern framework” is the music industry’s new frontier. It’s a still-virgin landscape where Apple runs the show and its expat Londoner sheriff always gets his man.


Denver Riot Fest 2016

As Riot Fest wraps up this year, I have one question: when is it not festival season? I feel as if we’ve transitioned into an era where festivals and big bills are the new trend. I’ve attended and photographed four “festivals” this year alone and Riot Fest was one of the more enjoyable to shoot. The festival was easy and accessible — which isn’t always the case. Below you’ll find images of Thursday, Underoath, Glassjaw, and many more.

Jason Aldean Achieves Third Straight No. 1 Album

Jason Aldean tops the Billboard charts this week. Drake comes in at number two, and the Suicide Squad soundtrack is at three.

They Don’t Know is also Aldean’s third consecutive No. 1 on the chart. His last two chart entries, which also happen to be his last two studio albums, likewise opened atop the list. His last album, 2014’s Old Boots, New Dirt, launched at No. 1 with 278,000 copies sold. Two years before that, Night Train rolled in at No. 1 with 409,000 sold.

A Forum Tribute to The 1975

One of my favorite things about the forums is watching talented and motivated people come together to make awesome things. Today I’m excited to feature the latest in the “member compilation” series that has been taking shape in our music forum — a tribute to The 1975. Below you’ll find a stream of the 8-track cover album dedicated to the band.