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Topic: Spotify

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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Apple Music rival Spotify hits 50 million paid subscribers

03/02/2017, 05:03 pm

Spotify on Thursday announced a milestone of 50 million paid Premium subscribers, keeping up a strong lead over its main rival in on-demand music streaming, Apple.

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Spotify app prompts hint at $20 lossless audio subscription

03/01/2017, 04:03 pm

Spotify is testing out the pricing for a new service providing lossless audio streams, with reports claiming a prompt for "Spotify Hi-Fi" offers the higher quality audio tracks and other benefits to subscribers, in exchange for a higher monthly fee.

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Prince's Warner Brothers music catalog lands on Apple Music, other streaming services

02/12/2017, 09:02 pm

After Prince abruptly pulled his music from all streaming services save for Tidal in 2015, the Purple One's Warner Brothers catalog, which contains a majority of his biggest hits, has returned.

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Report claims Apple Music pays more to record labels in royalties per stream than Spotify

01/20/2017, 04:01 pm

Record labels are getting a better deal on streaming music royalties with Apple than major rival Spotify, according to a report, with Apple Music streaming rates claimed to be nearly double what is paid out by its main competition.

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Spotify macOS client update adds Touch Bar, AirPods auto-pause support

12/23/2016, 10:12 am

Music streaming service Spotify has updated its macOS app, adding both Touch Bar support, and implementation of the auto-pause feature for Apple's wireless AirPods.

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Spotify drops efforts to buy SoundCloud in prep for IPO plans - report

12/08/2016, 01:12 pm

Apple's chief rival in on-demand music, Spotify, has backed away from trying to buy another important player in the space, SoundCloud, according to a report.

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Apple Music surpasses 20M subscribers after 17 months of service [u]

12/06/2016, 09:12 pm

Less than 18 months after its debut in 2015, Apple's fledgling music streaming service Apple Music recently surpassed 20 million subscribers, a milestone that took rival Spotify some seven years to reach.

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