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Topic: Spotify

Spotify, others complain to EU about Apple's 'unfair' App Store practices

12/13/2017, 06:12 pm

Europe's streaming services are again on the hunt for better business arrangements, as Spotify, Deezer and others this week asked the European Commission to rein in U.S. tech firms that are "regularly abusing their advantaged position."

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Spotify runs $99 annual subscription promo to challenge Apple Music

12/01/2017, 12:12 pm

Spotify on Friday launched a promotion offering 12 months of Premium streaming for $99 -- a little over $20 less than the music service would normally cost going month-to-month.

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Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine says services like Spotify & Pandora can't be profitable

11/29/2017, 04:11 pm

Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine once again criticized the business models of rivals in an interview published on Wednesday, this time arguing that streaming services without other attached businesses are inherently unprofitable.

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Spotify planning third reboot of video efforts as Apple prepares to spend $1B

10/26/2017, 03:10 pm

While Apple is busy readying a slate of high-budget TV shows, Spotify is resetting its attempts at original video for the third time in three years -- hoping to finally find some traction beyond on-demand music, according to one report.

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Spotify drops Web streaming for users of Apple's Safari browser

09/08/2017, 12:09 pm

Streaming music service Spotify has apparently dropped access to its Web Player for users of Apple's Safari, despite it continuing to work on Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera.

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Spotify retains clear lead over Apple Music with 60M paid subscribers

07/31/2017, 04:07 pm

Spotify on Monday announced that it has 60 million paid subscribers, keeping it well ahead of Apple Music in the on-demand music industry.

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Spotify hit with two new lawsuits alleging copyright infringement

07/18/2017, 07:07 pm

In spite of efforts to rectify past indiscretions against artists and music publishers, Spotify is once again embroiled in legal trouble for allegedly streaming music without proper licensing.

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Apple Music rival Spotify tops 140 million free & paid subscribers

06/15/2017, 03:06 pm

Keeping ahead of Apple in on-demand streaming, Spotify on Thursday revealed that it has over 140 million active users worldwide, including both Premium customers and people on its free ad-supported tier.

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Apple Music loses important exclusive as Taylor Swift comes to Spotify, other services

06/08/2017, 11:06 pm

Beginning on Friday, the back catalog of pop singer Taylor Swift will be available on all major streaming services, putting an end to one of Apple's most useful exclusives.

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Spotify buys AI firm Niland to power recommendations, stave off Apple Music advances

05/19/2017, 01:05 am

In an escalating war with Apple Music, streaming music market leader Spotify on Thursday announced the acquisition of Niland, a small machine learning startup whose technology will help deliver song recommendations to users.

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Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine defends paid-only model, claims free tier would have 400M users

05/17/2017, 02:05 pm

In an interview published this week, Beats co-founder and Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine raised vocal opposition to the concept of "free" music, simultaneously arguing that if Apple had a free tier like Spotify, it would "have 400 million people on it."

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Spotify, others file EU complaint over Apple and Google app store practices

05/05/2017, 09:05 pm

Apple and Google are being targeted by a host of European internet services firms, including streaming music leader Spotify, that are urging the European Commission to investigate the tech giants over "troubling" app store practices.

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Spotify buys blockchain startup Mediachain Labs to track, manage music royalties

04/26/2017, 11:04 pm

Spotify on Wednesday announced the purchase of Brooklyn-based startup Mediachain Labs, a company which developed technology that can help the streaming music giant better track online content and reward owners with royalty payments.

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Official Spotify app coming to Apple Watch with help from third-party developer

04/12/2017, 10:04 am

Popular music service Spotify will finally be coming to the Apple Watch in the near future via an official app, developed in conjunction with the creator of a third-party client, Snowy.

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Most Jay Z albums now back on Apple Music, still withheld from Spotify

04/10/2017, 04:04 pm

Following their sudden removal from Apple Music and Spotify last Friday, most of Jay Z's albums are now back on Apple's service, but still missing from Spotify -- for reasons unknown.

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Jay Z pulls albums from Apple Music and Spotify

04/07/2017, 08:04 pm

As the streaming music war intensifies, hip hop star and Tidal co-owner Jay Z is quietly removing his music from major streaming music outlets Apple Music and Spotify, while leaving the same tracks in place on his own service.

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Streaming services pushed U.S. music industry to biggest gain since 1998

03/30/2017, 05:03 pm

Subscription streaming music services like Apple Music and Spotify bolstered the ailing music industry in 2016, acting as a primary driver of an 11 percent bump in estimated retail revenue, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

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Apple Music reportedly leads Spotify, Pandora in unique monthly users

03/29/2017, 09:03 pm

According to fresh market research data, Apple Music's three-month free trial helped push the service ahead of competitors Spotify and Pandora in terms of unique monthly users for the month of February.

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Apple Music sets new album streaming record 47% higher than Spotify, despite fewer users [u]

03/20/2017, 08:03 pm

On its first full day of availability, Drake's new album More Life set a new record on Spotify of 61.3 million streams by users. Apple Music also hit a record number of streams for the same album: 89.9 million.

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Spotify may go with Apple Music-like album exclusives in new label deals

03/16/2017, 03:03 pm

Spotify is nearing new deals with major record labels that could result in some albums becoming exclusives to its paid tier, a report said on Thursday.

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