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Topic: Spotify

Spotify gains video, moods, and podcasts, Facebook Messenger rolls out video calls globally

05/20/2015, 04:05 pm

Music service Spotify on Wednesday announced a slate of major changes -- including the addition of videos, podcasts, and mood-based playlists -- while Facebook officially expanded Messenger video calls worldwide.

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With Starbucks deal Spotify looks to build out streaming music platform

05/18/2015, 06:05 pm

Spotify on Monday announced a joint initiative with Starbucks that will see the world's largest coffeehouse chain stream its music in stores, promote premium Spotify subscription tiers and grant current users access to Starbucks' rewards program.

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Spotify facing pressure from Sony, Universal to drop free on-demand music - report

05/15/2015, 10:05 am

Major record labels Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment are both reportedly proposing that Spotify end its free, ad-supported on-demand music in a bid to push people into paid subscriptions.

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Apple's Beats Music relaunch might hurt Spotify more than others, data suggests

05/05/2015, 03:05 pm

Swedish music streamer Spotify has more to lose from Apple's anticipated Beats Music revamp than its competition, according to new usage data, as iOS accounts for a majority of Spotify's active users.

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Apple efforts to end free streaming music on Spotify, YouTube spur DOJ inquiry - report

05/04/2015, 09:05 am

As it prepares to launch a new streaming music service, Apple is said to be pressuring music labels to force rivals like Spotify to abandon their free tiers -- something that has apparently brought scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Apple's rebranded Beats Music service won't have free subscription tier - report

03/06/2015, 10:03 am

When Apple launches a rebranded Beats Music later this year, the streaming service may not have an ad-supported free tier, according to a new report, citing sources who allegedly spoke with Apple's Eddy Cue and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine.

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Sony to shutter iTunes & Beats Music competitor Music Unlimited, partner with Spotify

01/28/2015, 04:01 pm

Struggling Japanese electronics maker Sony has conceded defeat in the digital music market, announcing on Wednesday that it will close its cross-platform Music Unlimited service at the end of March and refer customers to another iTunes & Beats Music competitor, Spotify.

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Apple's Beats Music rival Spotify hits 15 million paid subscribers

01/12/2015, 02:01 pm

Swedish streaming music firm Spotify on Monday revealed that its customer base grew to some 60 million active users by the end of 2014, of which 15 million had purchased paid subscriptions.

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Digital music sales dropped 9% in 2014 while streaming surged 54%

01/02/2015, 01:01 pm

Apple's acquisition of streaming service Beats Music looms large over the latest music sales data, showing once again that the industry is trending away from sales of digital songs and albums.

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Spotify brings its new look to iPad, Skype update lets users save and delete chat photos

10/30/2014, 12:10 pm

Popular music subscription service Spotify updated its official iPad app on Thursday with a new look in line with its iPhone client, while also giving users access to the "Your Music" feature. In addition, Microsoft's Skype for iPhone was also updated with the ability to save and delete photo, as well as a faster chat load time.

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Apple wants to cut the price of Beats Music subscriptions to $5 per month - report

10/20/2014, 08:10 am

Apple has reportedly pitched music labels a new lower pricing structure for its Beats Music service, arguing that subscriptions could grow considerably if the price could be lowered to just $5 per month.

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Pioneer aftermarket car stereos & Spotify both add support for Apple's CarPlay

10/02/2014, 10:10 am

Though it arrived later than expected, Pioneer on Thursday supplied updates for its existing NEX lineup of car stereos to support Apple's CarPlay. In addition, popular streaming music service Spotify also saw an update to its iOS application to add support for Apple's new car infotainment platform.

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Spotify adds new hardware partners for Apple AirPlay rival Spotify Connect

08/27/2014, 02:08 pm

Swedish streaming music provider Spotify on Wednesday announced the addition of multimedia hardware companies Bose, Panasonic, and Gramofon to its list of partners for Spotify Connect, a wireless media streaming platform similar to Apple's AirPlay.

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Revised music royalty rules could hurt Apple's Beats Music, iTunes Radio

08/15/2014, 11:08 am

The U.S. Justice Department is in the process of deciding whether to revise the laws regarding music royalty rates --changes that could have an effect on Apple's streaming music offerings Beats Music and iTunes Radio.

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Apple planning locally targeted ads for iTunes Radio, iAd promotion of iTunes - report

05/30/2014, 01:05 pm

Apple's mobile advertising efforts are expected to increase this year, when the company is reportedly planning to have locally targeted ads air on iTunes Radio, and will also begin promoting iTunes content through its own iAd network.

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Apple considering 'dramatic' overhaul of iTunes Music Store to boost sales - report

04/09/2014, 03:04 pm

Facing significant declines in digital music sales, Apple is reportedly plotting a potential overhaul of its iTunes Music Store, in addition to considering new revenue opportunities through on-demand streaming and even allegedly an iTunes for Android.

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6 months after launch, Apple's iTunes Radio already more popular than Spotify

03/11/2014, 09:03 am

Apple's iTunes Radio has carved out 8 percent of the U.S. streaming music market, placing it ahead of popular service Spotify and just behind second-place iHeart Radio, according to newly released data.

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Spotify rolls out subscription-free 'Shuffle play' mode for iOS

01/08/2014, 12:01 pm

Swedish music streaming service Spotify on Wednesday released an update to its iPhone and iPad apps that officially enables new subscription-free streaming features the company promised last month.

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Spotify for iPhone, iPad goes subscription-free, with shuffle-only limitation

12/11/2013, 01:12 pm

Streaming music service Spotify announced on Wednesday that iPhone and iPad users can now access its content without having to pay for a subscription, though there are restrictions on how music can be played from a mobile device.

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Spotify for iOS adds 'Discover' feature, Reeder gains Feedly support

07/02/2013, 10:07 am

Spotify's official iOS application was updated Tuesday with a new "Discover" option that allows users to find new music based on their listening habits. Separately, after the shutdown of Google Reader, Reeder for iPhone has been updated with sync support for Feedly and also Feed Wrangler.

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