Lady Gaga Calls For More Variety In Streaming / Frustrated That There’s “One Playlist Where We’re Fed & Told What To Hear”

Published: Sunday 3rd Nov 2019 by Sam

With over a decade of success under her belt, Lady Gaga has seen the music industry shape-lift like never before – with streaming being one of its most pronounced chapters of evolution.

And while access to music has consequently become easier than ever, the format has arguably is now just as politicized as radio before it.

Indeed, the inclusion or exclusion of a song on key playlists can make or break a campaign, while a lack of streaming potency can swallow careers whole.

During her latest ‘Enigma’ show in Las Vegas, Mother Monster took a moment to share her take on the situation and call for broader change.

See what the singer, who topped the charts with ‘Shallow’ earlier this year, had to say below…

“I wish we could listen to all different genres of music all at the same time. (I wish) we could appreciate all types of artists that are out there. And it’s not just that one playlist where we’re fed and told what to hear. There was a time when there was Pop, Dance, Rock N’ Roll, Country, everything all out there. I really wish that (again) for the world. I love streaming, I just want more…variety. And I think we can do it.”

We couldn’t agree with her more.

Streaming has no doubt changed the game and could easily do so even more if it promoted – like Gaga said – more variety. Perhaps a quota of mixed genre bops on “the” go-to playlists.

Because it’s not that today’s market doesn’t have the artists or songs, but the reason so many hail eras such as the 80s, 90s, and even early 00s is because variety was actively celebrated and saw many top tier names with diverse sounds and fan bases all out and thriving at the same time.

Can we get more of that, please and thanks!

Your thoughts?

[Photo Credit: Haus Labs]

Posted under:

Comments 26

Please Post Your Comments & Reviews

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Clarkson November 3, 2019

    Someone is upset and jealous that she’s not a streaming giant. Streaming killed her career and every other 2010’s pop star.

    gaga when u were hot back in 2010’s , radio played ur songs 100 times a minutes and nobody complained.

    Now radio doesnt decide which song gets to be a hit anymore.

    Let others have their turn. One day in the future streaming wont be hot anymore, streams wont be what decides which song is a hit,another thing will come up that decides.

    • Gworl Bye November 3, 2019

      But streaming hasn’t helped Camila, liar is still flopping like all her songs. Gaga is the only female that went platinum in pure sales this year, camila cant relate.

      • Clarkson November 3, 2019

        Dumb àss
        U dont judge a musician on how many failed songs they have. U judge a musician based on how many hits they have.
        Beyonce pretty hurts didnt chart, so does that mean beyonce is a flop?

        Imma leave this right now

        Most streamed songs on Spotify by lead female acts
        #1 Havana 1.331B
        #2 New Rules 1.235B
        #3 Cheap Thrills 1.079B
        #4 Work From Home 962M
        #5 Hello 960M
        #6 I Like It 945M
        #7 thank u, next 937M
        #8 bad guy 926M
        #9 Señorita 922M
        #10 7 rings 921M

        Camila has 2 songs in the top 10. Havana at number 1 and seniorita at number 9

        Senorita is the fastest song in history to reach 900 million streams.
        Before the end of the year seniorita will have 1 billion streams

        Camila would be the first lead female artist to have 2 songs with 1 billion streams each.
        They hate to see it.

        Normani can never ever.

      • Haterz Gon‘ Hate November 3, 2019

        ClarkClit is getting restless because it knows that Camicky is in need of a hit or her new album is gonna free fall after a top 10 debut within 3 weeks. Bookmark me when Camilturd fades away into oblivion because she’s no longer flavour on the month ClarkMeds will no longer have any purpose in life and will have to head to a call box to call collect to it’s estranged mother to make up for the missing female role model – and even then she’ll say she’s washing her hair and can she call him back later (i.e. never) So sad.

      • Clarkson November 3, 2019

        Gurl u cant be flavour of the months for 2 whole years back to back.
        Camila dominated last year with Havana
        Camila dominating this year with seniorita

        Grammy nominations are coming this month, u gonna commit s****** when she scores nominations.

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? November 3, 2019

        Grow up Clarkson u OLD queen. U ate too old to keep mouthing off about Camilla this and Camilla that on every post. You are old enough to be her father old man. Its time for u to engage in grown ass conversations and not little girly talk.

      • Gworl Bye November 3, 2019

        Girl stop with the essays, camila is a FLOP, pure and simple, she’s only relevant because of shawn mendes. Sit your stupid ass down clarkson?

    • Kurtz November 3, 2019

      But do you actually know how much artists make off streaming it’s not alot especially spotify. Compared to sales actual sales it’s not alot and she is a sales artits.
      Didn’t shallow go top 5? And she is a still relevent and big artist. She is doing movies and still sells so ??‍♂️

  2. Clarkson November 3, 2019

    I’m gonna drop this right here.

    Top 10 in Spotify Monthly Listeners

    1. Ed Sheeran
    2. Post Malone
    3. Camila cabello
    4. Khalid
    5. J Balvin
    6. Shawn Mendes
    7. Justin Bieber
    8. Maroon 5
    9. Ariana Grande
    10. Daddy Yankee

    My faves at number 3.
    My queen at number 3 with only one album.
    They hate to see it

    • Shayla Queen November 3, 2019

      You are the reason I’ve stopped listening to Camilla Cabello and I actually really liked her. I now hate her because of you and can’t stand to listen to her ever again. Every time I see her or her name, I feel sick because of your psychotic obsession over her. I can’t read any post without seeing you mention her name, her stats, her awards, her chart positions. Damn, I’m surprised I also don’t know the color of her underwear and when last she had a sh|t because I’m sure you do! All you’re doing is turning people off from her so you’re doing the actual opposite of what you intend. I was going to buy the next album but I definitely can’t now. I’ve had enough of her for fücking LIFE.

      • ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? November 3, 2019

        AMEN. I feel the same way. The sad thing is Clarkson Is old enough to be Camilla’s father. What an old loser he is with his immature grade school level conversations about Camilla vs Normandy.

    • Gworl Bye November 3, 2019

      Lol camila is only on that list because of shawn mendes and young thug. Nice try tho ?

      • Clarkson November 3, 2019

        So why is she above shawn Mendes?
        U dont help someone who is better than u.
        Infact Camila is the one who helped shawn Mendes score his biggest hit with seniorita

        Why is young thug nowhere on the list?
        If young thug helped Camila, he should be in the top 10 but he is NOT.

        Khalid helped normani in love lies but normani is nowhere in the top 100 list. Lol a flop

        Jealous idiot .???????
        U will suffer when Camila wins mtv ema awards today. Lol

      • Gworl Bye November 3, 2019

        Girl stop with the essays and go try to find liar, shameless, or any other flop song by camila where she’s not piggybacking someone else or that Selena Gomez hasn’t already ended. We’ll wait?

  3. XYZ November 3, 2019

    Its true. Those playlists are like the radio. Always showing the same artists and songs. If you want to discover certain artists or songs, good luck. Hell, they dont even update rnb playlists on a regular basis.

  4. JennaVee November 3, 2019

    Were you saying the same s*** when EDM was dominating in the early to mid 2010’s Stefani? I highly doubt it. In this streaming age, the consumer decides what he/she wants to listen to.

  5. Gworl Bye November 3, 2019

    Streaming doesn’t help anyone sell nowadays, its just a front to make low budget artists look bigger than they really are. look at camila cabballa for example, she gets millions of streams and her songs still flopped.

  6. #Formulation November 3, 2019

    I agree…

  7. Dc November 3, 2019

    She was once one of those people so

  8. MessyBoots November 3, 2019

    I completely understand Gaga’s frustration and Ive been saying that on here for a long time.

    Here is a sad truth we all must face. Streaming’s biggest demographic are boys/men across all age groups. Their listening preferences heavily skew toward rap and country in 2019. Just look at any Top 100 most listened to artist list on Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Pandora etc for proof.

    Country and rap overtook everything in popularity and will continue far into the next decade.

    No female R&B singer or pop star who debuted pre streaming will find the same Billboard chart success they had prior to streaming unless they’re MEN performing in rap or country. The new chart metric is skewed toward young Male artists performing rap and country w/ perhaps 1 or 2 exceptions.

  9. Only facts November 3, 2019

    It sounds like she’s getting concerned for her next album and how it’ll fare in the streaming era. No shade

  10. Ropeburn November 3, 2019

    I understand her point about variety but the playlist thing, I don’t get. I always make my own radio station based off an artist or a specific song. I don’t have the patience to sit through those premade ones with 50 songs that all have the same trap beat.

  11. truthtea November 3, 2019

    Oh please Gaga! You’re all WE ALL heard for the first 5 years of your career so STFU!!!

  12. Beyonceitis November 3, 2019

    Gaga reminds me of that Poppy song > ♪♪ Baby your time is up ♪♪ ooh
    Baby, your time is up ♪♪

    • Gworl Bye November 3, 2019

      And beyonce reminds me of that Madonna song, who’s that girl?

  13. POPS MOTHER November 3, 2019

    WHY IS it so hard to understand what she’s saying? it really is not that deep. Now I don’t think Gaga is concerned about herself she has already accomplish all she needed to and has to prove herself to NOBODY. She had a number 1 song, album and movie this year.. she has succeeded against it all.

Recommended Posts