Metadata has been the bane of the music industry for years. Can Spotify crowdsource a solution? Spotify is rolling out a bunch of new, snazzy features as it gears up for what has been termed as “an unconventional IPO”. One such element was added a month ago. The giant streamer unveiled a “Show Credits” element […]
Artists can now put social media profiles, tour dates, and image galleries into Spotify. But why no website links? Spotify has an extremely intuitive user-interface. It’s easy to use, effective, and extraordinarily simple. Additionally, fans are able to follow the artists they follow on the platform elsewhere on the web. They can follow them on […]
Getty Image Denzel Curry teamed up with an eclectic set of artists for a new Spotify Sessions recording. The Florida rapper’s innovation with genre has been acclaimed by many music critics (including our own Aaron Williams), but Curry took his hybrid sensibility to another level with his Spotify Sessions set. If you’re not familiar, Spotify […]
Spotify has released its financial report for the second quarter of 2019 (Q2 2019). First, the good news. For the three months ended June 30th, 2019, the music streaming giant reported 232 million monthly active users (MAU), up 29% over the same period last year. This figure outperformed Spotify’s estimates. The company had expected between […]
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According to an Italian rights organization, Spotify and YouTube – not piracy – remain the music industry’s worst problem. In 2014, the United States Trade Representative removed Italy from the Watch List in its Special 301 report. The Watch List tracks the countries that don’t do enough to combat piracy. In a special announcement, the […]
Shifting the global music streaming race, Spotify recently rolled out its ‘Lite’ app in over 36 countries. The move comes after a year of testing the 15 MB app in emerging countries, including Brazil. So, what makes the ‘Lite’ app so unique? Spotify simply allows users to save battery, storage, and data with the slimmed-down footprint. […]
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Google Play Music and YouTube Music will soon become one app. Will that be a crushing blow to Spotify? Google Play is an online music storage service that lets users save 50,000 tracks from their own libraries. It also offers subscribers on demand streaming to any song within the Google Play Music Catalog. YouTube Music, […]
The Walt Disney Corporation has unveiled a partnership with Spotify. The music streaming giant will now feature a “prominent spot” for Disney in its iOS and Android mobile app. Starting today, users in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, South Africa, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand will find a designated music hub after searching for “Disney.” On […]
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In March 2018, Spotify went live in South Africa. The company would offer local users a Premium subscription for R5.99, or about $0.42 USD at the time. Yet, the low price only lasted for a short time. Shortly after the introductory offer – good for only three months – Spotify jacked up the price to […]
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Spotify’s reputation isn’t exactly in top shape right now. This year by yourself, the company has gone to war along with songwriters over much-needed royalty obligations, lost multiple high-profile executives, severely damaged its relationship with Warner/Chappell and Warner Music Group, received negative stock ratings from top financial firms, demanded ‘refunds’ from music publishers, violated European Union law, […]
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