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Google's music services are not even close to catching up to Spotify and Apple
Google's music services are not even close to catching up to Spotify and Apple
Google has some massive services that reach hundreds of millions or even billions of people. Whether it is the all-encompassing search or Gmail, ...... 09 May 2019
Spotify blows past 100 million paid subscribers
Spotify blows past 100 million paid subscribers
Streaming music pioneer Spotify has grown with a stable and fairly rapid pace for years now, and there seems to be no stopping it. Not even ...... 29 Apr 2019
Spotify testing a new subscription tier for two that only costs $2.50 more
Spotify testing a new subscription tier for two that only costs $2.50 more
Spotify has started testing a new subscription tier which would allow two users simultaneously. Premium Duo offers a discounted price if you ...... 29 Mar 2019
Spotify introduced personalized editorial playlists
Spotify introduced personalized editorial playlists
Spotify has announced an update to one of its most liked features. The music streaming king has been working on improving its artificial intelligence ...... 28 Mar 2019
Spotify lashes back at Apple and its expected response
Spotify lashes back at Apple and its expected response
Spotify and Apple are one of the more important modern day tech rivalries. The David vs. Goliath setup is definitely there, and makes it all ...... 17 Mar 2019
Apple responds to Spotify's claims that they rig the competition
Apple responds to Spotify's claims that they rig the competition
Spotify, the Swedish music streaming powerhouse, is one of the toughest competitor to the near trillion dollar behemoth that is Apple. While ...... 15 Mar 2019
Spotify releases new subscriber figures, confirms two podcast acquisitions
Spotify releases new subscriber figures, confirms two podcast acquisitions
Spotify has released their fourth quarter results today, and furthermore announced two acquisitions in the podcast space. The world's largest ...... 06 Feb 2019
Spotify to acquire podcast startup Gimlet for $200 million
Spotify to acquire podcast startup Gimlet for $200 million
Spotify might be a behemoth in the music streaming world, and even Apple Music is having trouble catching up to them, but there are problems ...... 02 Feb 2019
Spotify now lets you block artists
Spotify now lets you block artists
Spotify's latest app allows users to mute and block artists they don't want to hear while using the music streaming service. With its latest ...... 23 Jan 2019 - 1 comment
Spotify preparing its first hardware launch
Spotify preparing its first hardware launch
The world's leading music streaming service has managed to keep itself on a narrow path not expanding the scope of the operation beyond simple ...... 19 Jan 2019 - 2 comments
Spotify to extend Connect to free users
Spotify to extend Connect to free users
Spotify will allow free tier users of its music streaming service to use its Connect function to stream music to devices. Spotify Connect ...... 08 Nov 2018
Spotify hits 87 million subs, still not quite profitable
Spotify hits 87 million subs, still not quite profitable
Music business is tough, they say, but streaming music business might be tougher. If there's one streaming service that has been through it ...... 06 Nov 2018
Spotify testing a What's New feature
Spotify testing a "What's New" feature
Spotify has been doing some new A/B testing, reports from social media confirm. The world's leading streaming music service is looking to ...... 24 Oct 2018
Spotify wants more podcasts, introduces new tools
Spotify wants more podcasts, introduces new tools
While Spotify has been growing at an impressive rate for years, it has not managed to turn its core business into a money-making machine. ...... 06 Oct 2018
Spotify now integrates with Google Maps, both on Android and iPhone
Spotify now integrates with Google Maps, both on Android and iPhone
Spotify announced a new feature today, integrating the popular streaming service app to Google Maps navigation on Android and on iPhone. ...... 01 Oct 2018
Spotify raises song download limit significantly
Spotify raises song download limit significantly
Spotify has significantly increased the number of songs you can download to your mobile or other devices for offline listening. The music ...... 13 Sep 2018
Netflix trying to avoid paying Apple by testing a new payment method
Netflix trying to avoid paying Apple by testing a new payment method
As everyone knows, Apple is raking up major profits. One of the more impressive money making machines is the app ecosystem that rains straight ...... 23 Aug 2018
Spotify subscribers climb to 83 million
Spotify subscribers climb to 83 million
There are now 83 million Spotify customers paying for premium service as the Swedish streaming firm holds its lead in face of competition. ...... 27 Jul 2018
Singles chart will include YouTube video views in UK
Singles chart will include YouTube video views in UK
The Official Charts Company in the UK will begin counting YouTube video views in its singles chart ranking from Friday. User-uploaded videos ...... 25 Jun 2018
Spotify wants Indie acts to license music directly to the service
Spotify wants Indie acts to license music directly to the service
According to Billboard, Spotify is offering financial advances to Indie artists and managers to license music directly to its streaming service, ...... 07 Jun 2018 - 1 comment
Apple Music is growing fast, hits another major milestone
Apple Music is growing fast, hits another major milestone
Just as Spotify entered the stock market in an unusual direct listing that determined its market value at nearly $30 billion, Apple has announced ...... 05 Apr 2018 - 1 comment
Spotify was publicly listed with market cap of nearly $30 billion
Spotify was publicly listed with market cap of nearly $30 billion
The king of music streaming, Spotify, completed the public listing process yesterday. The company officially listed on the New York Stock Exchange ...... 04 Apr 2018
Swedish telco Telia sells its share of Spotify
Swedish telco Telia sells its share of Spotify
Swedish telecom giant Telia has sold its share of Spotify for appx. $272 million (SEK2.3 billion) to institutional investors. Both companies ...... 30 Mar 2018
Spotify cracks down on hacked apps
Spotify cracks down on hacked apps
Spotify appears to be cracking down on the use of unauthorized applications that allow users with Free accounts to get benefits of its paid Premium tier. ...... 06 Mar 2018
Spotify is tipping its toes into publishing news
Spotify is tipping its toes into publishing news
As popular as the world's largest music streaming service, you can only attract that many paying customers with music. For some people radio ...... 20 Jan 2018 - 1 comment
Spotify surges past 70 million paying subscribers
Spotify surges past 70 million paying subscribers
More than 70 million users now pay a premium subscription fee for unlimited music streaming from Stockholm-based Spotify. Spotify is the ...... 05 Jan 2018 - 4 comments
Spotify finally files for IPO
Spotify finally files for IPO
The world's leading music streaming service has filed for an initial public offering with U.S. regulators, eyeing a direct listing in Q1 2018. ...... 04 Jan 2018
Spotify sued for $1.6 billion by music licensing firm
Spotify sued for $1.6 billion by music licensing firm
Music streaming giant Spotify was hit with a $1.6 billion copyright lawsuit for allegedly streaming thousands of songs without permission. ...... 03 Jan 2018
Spotify wants EU to stop Apple from taking shares from subscriptions
Spotify wants EU to stop Apple from taking shares from subscriptions
European streaming music services aren't happy with Apple taking royalties from them, and they've signed a plea for European Commission to pressure ...... 15 Dec 2017
Lars Ulrich: Metallica vs. Napster maybe not the smartest PR move of all time
Lars Ulrich: Metallica vs. Napster "maybe not the smartest PR move of all time"
We at AfterDawn followed the early days of digital music very closely, and that meant obviously reporting on the historical Metallica vs. Napster ...... 10 Nov 2017 - 2 comments
Spotify's Time Capsule takes you down the memory lane
Spotify's Time Capsule takes you down the memory lane
Spotify has added its streaming service another AI powered features. This time around Your Time Capsule brings you songs from the past according ...... 03 Oct 2017
Spotify no longer supported by Safari
Spotify no longer supported by Safari
Spotify and Apple became direct competitors in June 2015 when the world's largest company decided to up their game in terms of music services. ...... 10 Sep 2017 - 2 comments
Spotify increases the lead on Apple Music, to challenge Apple in podcasts
Spotify increases the lead on Apple Music, to challenge Apple in podcasts
Spotify has been steadily gaining ground for years but many expected that Apple's unveiling of the new Apple Music two years back would change ...... 01 Aug 2017 - 1 comment
Spotify close to Warner Music royalty deal
Spotify close to Warner Music royalty deal
Music streaming firm Spotify is close to securing a royalty deal with Warner Music, according to a report. The service has already managed ...... 25 Jul 2017
Spotify hopes groups build playlists through Messenger
Spotify hopes groups build playlists through Messenger
Spotify is introducing Group Playlists for Messenger, allowing for a group to build playlists even if some of the group don't use Spotify. ...... 21 Jun 2017
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