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Here’s How Spotify Plans To Disrupt The Music Industry Even Further: Licensing Artists Directly

Spotify wants to directly license lesser-known artists’ music instead of cutting deals with labels. No matter how much it tries to hide it, that’s exactly what’s happening.

Business Tech June 11, 2018

This Is The Best Evidence Yet That Spotify Is Building Its Own Hardware

Spotify has now registered with the Federal Communications Commission. This could be a sign that the music streaming company is getting ready to release its own hardware.

Gadgets June 8, 2018

Pandora Rolls Out $15 Premium Family Plan: Here Are The Details

Music streaming service Pandora revealed a new $15 service for up to six subscribers. The Premium Family plan takes all of the benefits of its regular Premium subscription and delivers the same advantages for all six members for a smaller monthly fee.

Apps/Software May 29, 2018

You Can Now Use Alexa To Listen Hands-Free To Amazon Music

Amazon announced that its Amazon Music app now comes with hands-free listening thanks to Alexa. It allows users to use voice controls to play music from the app just like they would on an Amazon Echo smart speaker.

Apps/Software May 25, 2018

Apple Music Subscribers Surpass 50 Million, Says Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple Music subscribers have surpassed 50 million, Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an interview with Bloomberg TV that also involved Donald Trump and Apple original content. How soon will Apple Music overtake rival Spotify?

Apple May 15, 2018

The 5 Best New Features Arriving On Instagram Today

Facebook revealed new Instagram features at the F8 developer conference. Instagram users will now have access to video chat, new augmented reality filters, and integration with Spotify.

Apps/Software May 1, 2018

Spotify Officially Unveils Revamped App For Free Users With On-Demand Playlists, Features Less Shuffling

Spotify showcased its revamped app for free users for the first time since 2014. Free users will now get to shuffle less but for a limited selection.

Apps/Software April 24, 2018

Spotify Launches Redesigned UI, And It Could Be The New Free Tier Version

Spotify silently rolled out an update to select users that drastically changed the UI. The new design looked to be more colorful with some added perks from the Premium version.

Apps/Software April 19, 2018

God Of War: Kratos Voice Actor Unboxes Collector's Edition, Full Soundtrack Goes Up On Spotify

Sony released the unboxing video of 'God of War' Collector's Edition featuring game director Cory Barlog and Chris Judge who voiced Kratos in the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive game. Sony also revealed that the video game's full soundtrack is available now on Spotify.

Video Games April 17, 2018

Spotify And Hulu Bundle Launching For All, At Just $12.99 Per Month

Spotify and Hulu bundled their services for $12.99 bill per month for both. The bundle is currently available for Spotify Premium users, complete with a neat trial that further cuts the cost, and will extend to all users this summer.

Internet April 13, 2018

The Free Version Of Spotify Is About To Get A Lot Better: What Changes Are Coming?

User growth is critical for Spotify’s business, especially now during its IPO journey. As such, the company will make its service much better for free users, who are most likely to be turned into paying subscribers.

Apps/Software April 11, 2018

Spotify’s First Hardware Product Might Not Be A Smart Speaker, But Something For Your Car

Spotify will release a 4G-capable standalone music players for cars, according to an offer that seemingly was released ahead of schedule. The device’s cost will be stacked on top of a typical Spotify subscription.

Gadgets April 7, 2018

Spotify IPO: How Will It Affect Your Music Listening Habits?

Spotify has finally decided to become a publicly traded company. The move indicates significant changes in the company’s relationship with investors, artists, and even regular paying customers.

Apps/Software April 3, 2018

Spotify Premium Hack In The Crosshairs: Violators May Get Their Account Terminated

Spotify has started cracking down on the modified apps that give free users access to some of the benefits of a Premium account. The music streaming service has disabled some accounts, and warned of possible terminations.

Apps/Software March 6, 2018

Spotify Reportedly Building Its Very Own Connected Hardware Products

It looks like Spotify is this close to launching its very first hardware product, according to just-spotted job listings. Could the streaming service be building its own smart speaker?

Gadgets February 21, 2018

You Can Now Ask Alexa To Create Your Music Playlists For You

Amazon is rolling out a new feature that will allow users to create music playlists through voice command. This new Alexa capability is initially available to Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Prime Music subscribers in the United States.

Gadgets February 9, 2018

Spotify Has Twice The Number Of Paid Subscribers, But Apple Music Will Catch Up By Summer

Spotify revealed earlier this year that it has 70 million paid subscribers, double the 36 million subscribers of Apple Music. However, according to The Wall Street Journal, Apple Music will take the lead over Spotify by summer.

Apple February 5, 2018

Spotify Now Available On Discord So You Can Share Music With Gaming Buddies

Spotify is coming to Discord. Users on the gaming-focused messaging and community platform will now be able to share what they’re listening to and do a bunch of other cool stuff as well.

Internet February 4, 2018

Spotify Quietly Launched Stations Music App On Google Play

Called Stations, Spotify has launched a new music app on Google Play. Stations allows users to listen to music based on their favorite genres and playlists.

Apps/Software January 31, 2018

Apple Music For Artists Dashboard Allows Streaming And Download Analytics

Apple has revealed a new feature for Apple Music that gives artist some control. The Apple Music for Artists feature allows artists to view analytics for their work on the music streaming service.

Apple January 24, 2018

Major Music Publisher Files $1.6 Billion Lawsuit Against Spotify Ahead Of The Streaming Service Going Public

Wixen Music Publishing filed a lawsuit against Spotify, seeking $1.6 billion in damages. The legal action is bad news for the music streaming service, which is going public this year at a value of as high as $20 billion.

Business Tech January 3, 2018

You Won't Be Able To Upload MP3 Files To Amazon Music Storage Anymore In 2019

The Amazon Music digital locker will see a significant overhaul in 2018. On Jan. 15, Amazon intends to cease subscription plans to its online music service. Music that is already uploaded can be played and downloaded until January 2019.

Internet December 20, 2017

YouTube Will Be The New Spotify: Paid Service Likely Coming Soon After Deals With Universal, Sony

Heads up, Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal: YouTube is going to enter the already-crowded music streaming space. The company has just signed a deal with two top music labels, indicating a possible 2018 launch.

Business Tech December 20, 2017

Chrome Goes Up On The Microsoft Store But Was Booted Out Soon After

Google made the Chrome web browser available through the Microsoft Store, but the app was unceremoniously pulled out just a few hours after going live. Microsoft said the Google Chrome Installer App was in violation of existing Store policies.

Apps/Software December 19, 2017

Pandora Now Lets You Access On-Demand Music Each Time You Watch 15-Second Ads

Pandora attempts to overtake chief rivals Spotify and Apple Music by offering a free taste of its premium account to general users. Pandora seeks to further climb the charts and possibly assume lead role in the face of tough competition.

Apps/Software December 15, 2017

Tidal Music Streaming Service Reportedly Struggling, Only Has Enough Money To Last 6 Months

Music streaming service Tidal is in dire financial straits, reports say. Apparently, the company has only enough money to last six months, despite a sizeable investment from Sprint earlier this year.

Business Tech December 14, 2017

Microsoft Kills Groove Music Service, Migrates Users To Spotify With A 2-Month Premium Trial

Microsoft has announced plans to kill its Groove Music service. As a recourse, it’s helping subscribers transition to Spotify, and some of them might even be eligible for a free two-month premium subscription.

Apps/Software October 3, 2017

Spotify No Longer Works Using Safari: Time To Switch To Another Browser Or Use Desktop Version, Apple Users

Spotify has officially dropped support for Safari, telling users they should use alternative browsers or the native Spotify desktop app instead. Spotify can’t confirm if support will eventually come back, but the issue apparently roots from Apple’s incompatibility with Widevine.

Internet September 11, 2017

Use Your Google Home To Play Music Via Spotify Free: Here’s How

Google has just added the ability to play Spotify on its Home smart speaker even for those who only have free accounts. The move fulfills the company’s intent to make the device more compatible with streaming services.

Gadgets August 19, 2017

This Is What Spotify On Xbox One Looks Like, Plus More Details On The Music Streaming App For The Console

The arrival of Spotify for Xbox One escalated from a rumor to a confirmed fact over the weekend. Screenshots of the music streaming service on the console have now been revealed, along with more details for the app.

Apps/Software August 6, 2017

Xbox One Players Can Soon Rock Out To Spotify: Music Streaming App For The Console Already In Testing Phase

Spotify is finally coming to the Xbox One, two years after the music streaming service arrived in the PlayStation 4. The app is currently undergoing internal testing and should launch soon on the console.

Apps/Software August 5, 2017

Spotify Driving Mode Feature Undergoing Testing: Bigger Buttons, Voice Control, And Song Announcements

Some Spotify users have gotten a hold of what looks to be a Driving Mode inside the app, which applies numbers of optimizations to lessen distracted driving. Whether Spotify intends to release it widely remains a question, however.

Apps/Software July 8, 2017

Look Out Spotify, Apple Music: Tesla Considering To Launch Its Own Music Streaming Service

Tesla could soon become an unlikely challenger against Spotify and Apple Music. Sources revealed that the electric car company has spoken with all the major labels regarding plans to launch its own music streaming service.

Apps/Software June 23, 2017

Apple Music Now Offers A $99 Annual Subscription: Your Move, Spotify And Pandora

Apple quietly added a $99 annual subscription option for Apple Music, which translates to about $8.25 per month. Previously, Apple Music only offered a $9.99 monthly subscription, similar to rivals Spotify and Pandora.

Apple June 20, 2017

Thanks To Free Streaming, Spotify Hits 140 Million Listeners, But How Does This Affect Artists

Spotify's user base has grown to surpass 140 million making it the most popular music streaming service on the market. However, Spotify's success may be having a negative impact on musicians and artists.

Internet June 15, 2017

Taylor Swift Returns To Spotify And Pandora: All 5 Albums Back On All Streaming Services

Taylor Swift has finally returned to Spotify and Pandora, as she has brought all five of her albums back to all music streaming services. According to the singer's management team, the move was made to thank fans for their support.

Celebrities June 9, 2017

Spotify Hardware In The Works? Job Posting Reveals Ambition To Create Wearables, Smart Home Devices

A job listing revealed that Spotify is thinking about getting into the hardware business. The device that the music streaming service is planning is apparently inspired by the Snap Spectacles, the Amazon Echo, and the Pebble Watch.

Business Tech April 25, 2017

Waze And Spotify Team Up For Seamless Navigation With Music In The Mix Without Having To Switch Apps

Waze and Spotify have an exciting new partnership that ensures seamless and mutual integration for a fun commute with music playing without switching apps. Here's what you need to know about the rollout, availability, perks, and how it all works.

Apps/Software March 15, 2017

Pandora Enters The On-Demand Music Streaming Scene: How Does It Compare With Spotify, Apple Music?

At last, Pandora is entering the on-demand music streaming space, making it harder for everyone to choose the best music subscription. Here’s how the major ones compare.

Apps/Software March 13, 2017

Spotify Pulls In 50 Million Premium Subscribers: Can Apple Music Keep Up?

Spotify has announced that it now has over 50 million premium subscribers, incurring yet another firm lead in the music streaming space. Apple and Tidal are far behind, and it might require drastic measures for them to keep up.

Apps/Software March 2, 2017

Tinder Users Are Finding More Matches Thanks To Spotify: Popular ‘Anthems’ Include Songs From The Weeknd And Drake

Tinder users who use the Spotify “Anthem’ feature on their profiles are making more matches, bonding over the love for artists like The Weeknd and Drake.

Apps/Software March 2, 2017

Want Hi-Fi And Lossless Audio Playback On Spotify? You Have To Pay More

Spotify’s new Hi-Fi audio plan has made the rounds, offering lossless quality streaming for $5 to $10 on top of the regular subscription fee. If rolled out, it’s poised to rival Tidal’s lossless audio feature.

Apps/Software March 1, 2017

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’ Continues To Dominate Both U.S. And Global Spotify Streaming Charts

Ed Sheeran’s hit song ‘Shape of You’ is dominating Spotify’s latest weekly streaming charts. The track is no. 1 in listens both globally as well as in the United States.

Internet February 26, 2017

Spotify To Launch 3 New Original Podcasts In A Move To Increase Exclusive Content

Spotify announced the upcoming premieres of three new original podcasts to its platform.

Apps/Software February 23, 2017

Spotify-Backed Soundtrack Your Brand Gets $22 Million Investment To Bring Music Streaming Services For Businesses

Spotify-backed Soundtrack Your Brand has raised $22 million in a new round of funding. The background music company intends to use the money to grow its global footprint.

Business Tech February 17, 2017

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