76) Spotify


The spread of covid misinformation via Joe Rogan's podcast, and corresponding public outcry catapulted Spotify into the media. But interest in the company's poor handling of the situation soon waned as more focus was redirected to the economy of Spotify, more specifically, the way that it pays its artists. This week, journalist Mark Dent shares his investigative findings on how this billion dollar streaming service is failing its artists, albeit there being viable options to remedy such a glaring travesty.

Bio: I'm a journalist based in Dallas and sometimes in the Kansas City area, where I'm from. I write about business, tech, urbanism, sports, religion, changing cities and ephemera from the 90s. I'm currently working on a book about Kansas City and Patrick Mahomes that is slated to be published in 2023 by Dutton. It tells the history of Kansas City, Mahomes, and the Chiefs and how the city and Mahomes are trying to usher in a new era as the city confronts its past and its inferiority complex. My work has been published in The New York Times, Texas Monthly, Vox, GQ, WIRED, Slate, Fortune, VICE, Runner's World, The Kansas City Star, The Philadelphia Inquirer, PolitiFact and Deadline Hollywood among other publications.