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Topic: Spotify

Spotify comes to Apple Watch with limited set of options

11/13/2018, 11:11 am

Spotify on Tuesday released a long-awaited native Apple Watch app, albeit missing some key features for now.

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Spotify maintains lead on Apple Music with 87M paid subscribers

11/01/2018, 09:11 am

Spotify is continuing to show progress towards profit, posting better financial results for its third quarter -- including its all-important number of Premium subscribers, which rose from 83 million in June to 87 million.

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Apple Music scores exclusive playlist deal with Ministry of Sound at expense of Spotify listeners

10/02/2018, 04:10 pm

Apple has signed a pact with the famous dance/downtempo label Ministry of Sound, giving the former exclusive rights to branded playlists on Apple Music -- and dealing a blow to the global leader in on-demand music, Spotify.

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Apple Music estimated at 21M North American listeners, converting at 2.5 times rate of Spotify

09/25/2018, 09:09 am

Apple Music is advancing rapidly against Spotify in terms of paid subscribers, in no small part because of its captive marketing audience, according to an analyst memo shared with AppleInsider on Tuesday.

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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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