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Topic: Spotify

Apple Music tops customer satisfaction in new JD Power study

09/28/2016, 02:09 pm

In terms of customer satisfaction, at least, Apple Music is the top-rated streaming music service, J.D. Power said in its first Streaming Music Satisfaction Study, published on Wednesday.

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Spotify debuts 'Daily Mix' to compete with Apple Music's 'For You'

09/27/2016, 04:09 pm

Spotify on Tuesday debuted a feature called the Daily Mix, offering tailored playlists apparently meant to challenge the "For You" content on Apple Music.

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Music industry heads towards recovery on streaming services like Spotify & Apple Music

09/20/2016, 04:09 pm

U.S. music sales grew 8.1 percent to $3.4 billion in the first half of 2016, largely on the back of streaming services like Pandora, Spotify, and Apple Music, according to industry data published on Tuesday.

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Britney Spears' album 'Glory' debuts, but not as Apple Music exclusive

08/27/2016, 01:08 am

Britney Spears debuted her ninth studio effort, "Glory," on Friday as a non-exclusive streaming release despite reports, and a highly suggestive tweet from Spears herself, that it would land only on Apple Music.

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Spotify allegedly retaliating against Apple Music exclusives by 'burying' artist content [u]

08/26/2016, 04:08 pm

While Apple is buying exclusives to keep music off rival streaming services, its main competitor -- Spotify -- is reportedly firing back by "burying" content from artists who sign those deals.

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Spotify looks to squeeze record labels over streaming rights ahead of IPO

08/23/2016, 06:08 pm

Coming off a year of heavy net losses, Spotify, the world's largest music streaming service, is attempting to negotiate better terms with record labels as it prepares for a potential initial public offering next year.

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Pandora planning to take on Apple Music with on-demand streaming as soon as Sept. - report

08/19/2016, 01:08 pm

Long a radio-only service, Pandora is preparing to delve into the world of on-demand streaming as soon as September, a report said on Friday.

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Apple counsel attacks Spotify complaints as 'rumors and half-truths'

07/01/2016, 02:07 pm

Spotify is "resorting to rumors and half-truths" in order to ask for an exemption from App Store rules, according to a letter to the company by Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell.

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Spotify says Apple rejected update over App Store policies, 'causing grave harm' to service

06/30/2016, 01:06 pm

Apple Music competitor Spotify has accused Apple of rejecting an update to its official iOS app, claiming that the iPhone maker has exhibited "a troubling pattern of behavior" that's anti-competitive.

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Apple Music rival Spotify tops 100 million subscribers, 30 million paid listeners

06/20/2016, 02:06 pm

Spotify on Monday announced that it had surpassed 100 million subscribers, including 30 million paid customers, keeping it firmly ahead of Apple Music and other rivals in the streaming music space.

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Spotify says Apple's App Store changes omit 'price flexibility,' customer data

06/09/2016, 03:06 pm

Apple's planned changes to the App Store still don't address some fundamental problems, a Spotify executive said on Thursday, hinting that the music service's in-app subscription fees are likely to remain unchanged.

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Spotify hires manager Troy Carter to challenge Apple & others on exclusive content

06/06/2016, 05:06 pm

Apple's chief competitor in the streaming music space, Spotify, is reportedly hiring Troy Carter, a high-profile manager best known for artists like Lady Gaga, Meghan Trainor, and John Legend.

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Spotify matches Apple Music with improved $15 Family plan

05/23/2016, 01:05 pm

Looking to hold onto its dominance in the music streaming space, Spotify on Monday launched an upgraded Family plan, matching similar ones from Apple Music and Google Play.

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Spotify growing even faster thanks to launch of Apple Music, VP says

05/09/2016, 04:05 pm

Spotify has actually seen its business accelerate since Apple Music was launched in June 2015, a vice president with the company said on Monday, crediting the extra attention drawn to streaming services.

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Spotify expands video into original programming, setting up battle with Apple Music

05/09/2016, 12:05 pm

Music streaming service Spotify on Monday announced plans for 12 new original video series, in a move which could further intensify competition with second-place rival Apple Music.

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Reversing track, Kanye West's full 'Life of Pablo' may come to Apple Music on Friday

03/31/2016, 12:03 pm

Despite earlier promises by the rapper, Kanye West's complete The Life of Pablo album should appear on Apple Music and Spotify on April 1, a report said on Thursday.

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After 1 year, Tidal reaches 3M paid subscribers, well behind Apple Music's 11M

03/29/2016, 03:03 pm

Subscription music streaming service Tidal announced Tuesday that it has 3 million paid subscribers who signed on in its first year of availability, a number that lags behind the likes of Apple Music and Spotify.

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Under pressure from Apple Music, Spotify tries to buy new subscribers' love with free Chromecast

02/17/2016, 11:02 am

In the face of intense competition from Apple Music and free alternatives like YouTube, streaming provider Spotify is working to entice consumers to sign up for its premium service by offering Google's Chromecast gratis to new subscribers.

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Spotify's first video offerings launching on iOS next week, ad-free

01/25/2016, 01:01 pm

Spotify is taking its first steps into streaming video with an Android rollout this week, followed by the introduction of iOS support the next, the company announced on Monday.

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New lawsuit demands $150M from Spotify for failing to pay license holders

12/29/2015, 05:12 pm

In an escalation of the battle over streaming royalties, a new class action lawsuit is asking for at least $150 million in damages from Spotify for allegedly streaming songs without proper licensing.

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