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Topic: Spotify

Spotify buys Gimlet and Anchor to combat iTunes' podcast dominance

02/06/2019, 08:02 am

Music streaming giant Spotify is making a push into offering podcasts to its users by buying two companies in the field, an attempt to catch up and compete with the dominant Apple iTunes for podcast distribution and listening.

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If you've got mystery artists in your Spotify history, here's why

01/25/2019, 10:01 am

A number of Spotify listeners are encountering unknown artists in their play histories, something that appears connected to a 2018 security breach at Facebook.

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Music on watchOS 5 is a rare misfire for Apple's designers

01/25/2019, 07:01 am

The Apple Watch is gorgeous, but you're not alone in being confused about how to play music on it. Apple has made it all inconsistent, contradictory and impossible to know at a glance where your music is coming from. AppleInsider has complaints -- and a wish list of solutions.

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How to play music from your Apple Watch on speakers and wireless headphones

01/23/2019, 12:01 pm

You have to stream music from the Apple Watch to something in order to hear it at all, but Apple makes your choices confusing with mislabeled options and screens that do different things depending on you get to them. Here's how to listen to non-Apple Music choices like Spotify and play them through speakers.

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Apple stock threatened by growing backlash against App Store revenue cut

01/18/2019, 10:01 am

Rumblings against Apple's sizable take from App Store revenues could have an impact on the company's stock, given the new focus on Services revenue, an analyst said on Friday.

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Holiday Gift Guide: These entertaining subscriptions are perfect for Mac and iOS users

12/18/2018, 02:12 pm

Even the hardest-working Mac or iPad user needs a break every now and again. And equally, these tools we use to work on are superb for teaching us new subjects too.

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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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