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Topic: Spotify

Apple Music rival Spotify on verge of turning a profit, board member says

12/01/2016, 11:12 am

Spotify, the world's biggest on-demand music service, could finally turn a profit in 2017, one of its board members said on Thursday.

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Spotify promises fix for Mac glitch causing excessive writes on hard disks & SSDs

11/11/2016, 09:11 am

Spotify is currently rolling out a patch for a major bug, which can -- at least in some cases -- cause its desktop apps to write tens or hundreds of gigabytes to a hard disk or SSD in the space of an hour, according to an official spokesperson.

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Neil Young restores catalog to Apple Music, Spotify & other streaming services

11/04/2016, 12:11 pm

Folk/rock artist Neil Young's back catalog has returned to streaming music services including Apple Music, Deezer, and Spotify, a report noted on Friday, a little over a year after the musician declared a moratorium over audio quality issues.

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No native Spotify app for Apple TV 'any time soon,' company says

10/18/2016, 01:10 pm

People with a fourth-generation Apple TV shouldn't expect a native Spotify app in the near future, according to a product owner with the company.

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Apple Music, Spotify debut user-uploaded remixes via deal with Dubset

10/06/2016, 08:10 pm

Apple Music and Spotify on Thursday granted subscribers access to unofficial, user-uploaded remixes, a first for the streaming services, thanks to partnerships struck with music rights management firm Dubset.

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macOS, Windows Spotify Free users plagued by malicious website pop-ups

10/05/2016, 11:10 am

Music streaming service Spotify has apparently been serving up malware-laden websites to users of its free ad-supported service, but at this time it is having little effect on Mac users other than inconvenience.

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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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