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Recommended Reading: Spotify's other playlist problem

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Billy Steele
July 15, 2017
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Spotify Sweats Over
Bandwidth Problem as
Labels Vie for
Playlist Spots

Andy Gensler ,
Billboard

Spotify was forced to defend itself against allegations it uses fake artists to cut costs last week, but the streaming service is facing another playlist problem. Billboard reports on the limited amount of space that record labels have to promote tunes on the service. Labels want their tunes at the top of the streaming charts, so the pressure is on the most popular subscription option.

Boom Shaka Laka
Alex Abnos and Dan Greene,
Sports Illustrated

A look back at the iconic basketball video game. If you played this years ago, or recently in an arcade, this is well worth the read.

The Original Fake News: Soccer Transfers
Rory Smith, The New York Times

Fake news may have risen to the top of our collective consciousness during the 2016 election, but soccer... er, football... fans have been dealing with it every year for a long time.

The Story Behind the Surge in Vinyl Film Soundtracks
Robert Ham, Paste

Mondo and other labels are leading the charge in releasing movie and game soundtracks on vinyl. Paste takes a look at how they're doing it.

'Spider-Man: Homecoming's' VFX Lead Unpacks the Secrets of the Staten Island Ferry Scene
Kwame Opam, The Verge

The Verge chats with VFX supervisor Lou Pecora about how one of the biggest scenes in the film was made.

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