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Topic: Spotify

Nicki Minaj says Spotify retaliated against her for Apple Music show

08/20/2018, 09:08 am

The rapper says Spotify pulled back on promotion of her new album, "Queen," after she launched a new Beats 1 show on Apple Music.

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Spotify tests skippable ads for free listeners in Australia

08/10/2018, 10:08 am

In a move that could eventually lure new subscribers away from Apple Music, Spotify is now testing skippable ads for its free ad-based tier.

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Warner Music Group sells Spotify stake worth over $500 million

08/08/2018, 01:08 pm

Warner Music Group's sale of a large Spotify stake is not out of lack of confidence in the business model, but rather because the music company doesn't want to hold equity long term, said the media company's CEO.

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Cook says Apple not in music streaming for the money, touts human content curation

08/07/2018, 06:08 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently sat down to discuss Apple Music and its place in the burgeoning music streaming world, once again touting the service's human content curation as a key benefit over competitors like Spotify.

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Apple Music overtakes Spotify in U.S. subscriber counts

07/06/2018, 09:07 am

Apple Music has pulled ahead of Spotify in the U.S. market, a major music distributor claims, with Apple's streaming service said to have overtaken its main rival in terms of the number of paid subscribers from the United States.

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Drake's Scorpion on Apple Music crushes Spotify in streaming

06/30/2018, 03:06 pm

Scorpion, Drake's fifth album, has smashed through his own single-day streaming record on Apple Music with more than 170 million streams in its first 24 hours. Spotify reportedly only reached about 76 percent of that traffic, despite claiming 120 million more users.

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Apple Music pulled R. Kelly from curated playlists weeks ago amid abuse allegations, report says

05/11/2018, 08:05 pm

After revelations that music streaming leader Spotify ceased active promotion of R. Kelly songs and playlists as the singer faces assault and sexual misconduct allegations, a report on Friday claims Apple applied similar policies to its Apple Music service weeks ago.

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Spotify grows to 75M subscribers, earnings disappoint Wall Street

05/02/2018, 06:05 pm

Streaming leader Spotify on Wednesday issued its first earnings report after going public in February, noting a sequential increase in paying subscribers and revenue of $1.36 billion. The performance missed Wall Street expectations.

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Proposed EU rules could require Apple to explain App Store rankings, defend take from subscriptions

04/26/2018, 10:04 am

The European Union on Thursday proposed a new set of laws governing platform holders like Apple, Amazon, and Google, intended to improve transparency and non-discrimination in relation to the smaller businesses that depend on them.

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Spotify upgrades iPhone & iPad app with data-saving mode, new options for free listeners

04/24/2018, 12:04 pm

Spotify on Tuesday announced the gradual rollout of a redesigned mobile interface, accompanied by other improvements -- with a particular focus on the ad-supported free listeners who make up the majority of the service's audience.

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Streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify helping to turn around global record industry

04/23/2018, 10:04 am

The record industry grew 8.5 percent in 2017, hitting $17.4 billion in revenues -- much if not all of that being attributable to on-demand streaming services such as Apple Music.

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Apple Music expected to grow 40% annually for next three years, drive Services growth

04/18/2018, 08:04 am

An analyst predicts that Apple Music's dramatic growth over the next three years will be another major factor driving services revenue upward, but may push down overall margins.

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Apple Music loses hip-hop and R&B curator to Spotify

04/16/2018, 04:04 pm

The curator responsible for Apple Music's hip-hop and R&B programming is departing for the service's chief rival, Spotify, a report indicated on Monday.

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Taylor Swift's Apple Music streaming record crushed by new Cardi B album

04/13/2018, 10:04 am

Rapper Cardi B's first full-length release, "Invasion of Privacy," reached over 100 million streams in its first week on Apple Music -- more than doubling the record for a female artist on the service, previously set by Taylor Swift's "Reputation."

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AppleInsider podcast talks 2019 Mac Pro, ARM on Mac, Apple's poaching of Google's John Giannandrea, and more

04/06/2018, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Mike with guest Charles Martin discuss the 2019 Mac Pro, Apple's possible shift to ARM in the Mac in 2020, Apple's poaching of a key AI executive from Google, and more!

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Surprise! Spotify now says its Weeknd debut beat out Apple Music

04/04/2018, 08:04 pm

Spotify on Wednesday issued an update regarding streaming figures related to The Weeknd's new album "My Dear Melancholy," saying it beat Apple Music's debut of the same record by 3 million streams.

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Apple Music almost doubles new Weeknd song streams versus Spotify

04/03/2018, 12:04 pm

The new EP by pop/R&B singer The Weeknd managed over 26 million streams within 24 hours on Apple Music, Apple said on Tuesday, some 6 million of those belonging to the song "Call Out My Name."

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Spotify, Apple Music responsible for both rebound of music industry and dying physical media sales

03/23/2018, 09:03 pm

Recorded music revenue jumped by double digits last year, thanks to revenue growth from Apple, Spotify and other streaming services, according to a new report from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the music industry's lobbying group

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Spotify testing in-app voice assistant feature, suggests work on smart speaker

03/14/2018, 08:03 pm

Streaming music leader Spotify on Wednesday began testing out a new in-app voice assistant feature that allows users to quickly find songs, albums, playlists, artists and more with a single tap. More interesting are playback controls that suggest potential integration with smart speaker devices.

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Spotify files to go public with 159 million active users, 71 million premium subscribers

02/28/2018, 04:02 pm

Popular music streaming service and Apple Music competitor Spotify announced plans to go public on Wednesday, though the company has already been trading on private markets at an estimated valuation of $23 billion.

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