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Topic: Spotify

Spotify says Apple a 'monopolist' in escalating war of words

03/16/2019, 01:03 pm

Spotify described Apple as a "monopolist" late Friday, dissecting the latter's reaction to a competition complaint Spotify submitted to the European Commission.

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Spotify's App Store complaint, Apple's India approach, and analysts try predicting the future on the AppleInsider podcast

03/15/2019, 08:03 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Spotify wants to change the App Store rules for everybody. Victor and William break the saga down, and then examine just what Spotify is really trying to achieve.

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Apple says Spotify 'wants all the benefits of a free app without being free'

03/15/2019, 03:03 am

Apple late Thursday issued a statement responding to, and refuting, anti-competition claims leveled by Spotify this week, a rare move for the tech giant who typically refuses to publicly engage competitors lobbing legal accusations.

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Apple's control over the App Store now 'completely unsustainable,' says Spotify CEO

03/14/2019, 12:03 pm

Spotify founder Daniel Ek once more criticized App Store policies on Thursday at the International Conference on Competition in Berlin, arguing that Apple has stacked the deck in its favor unfairly.

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Spotify's call for different App Store treatment could help push Apple's revenue cut down

03/14/2019, 11:03 am

Actions by Spotify and regulatory bodies could put "more pressure" on the App Store, potentially even leading to Apple lowering its revenue take, Macquarie Research said on Thursday.

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Editorial: After disrupting iTunes, Spotify demands a free ride from Apple's App Store

03/14/2019, 10:03 am

Music streaming service Spotify has elevated its disputes with Apple into a full blown anti-trust complaint filed with the European Commission. But Spotify's public case, as detailed on its website, is misleading and covers up the basic reality that Spotify wants to do business at Apple's expense without paying for it.

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Spotify accuses Apple of anti-competitive practices in Europe over App Store restrictions

03/13/2019, 07:03 am

Music streaming company Spotify has filed a complaint with the European Commission claiming that Apple takes more money than it should be entitled to, isn't providing information on customers to vendors, and is unfairly limiting third-party access to technologies such as Siri, HomePod and Apple Watch.

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Spotify offers free ad-based Hulu plan to more Premium subscribers

03/12/2019, 09:03 am

Perhaps manning the ramparts ahead of Apple's video service launch, Spotify on Tuesday began offering Hulu's "Limited Commercials" plan free to more -- though not all -- U.S. Premium subscribers.

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Apple breaks with digital music competitors, will not appeal songwriter royalty increase

03/07/2019, 06:03 pm

Major digital music and streaming services Amazon, Google, Pandora and Spotify on Thursday filed separate appeals of a U.S. Copyright Royalty Board ruling that greatly increases royalty rates paid out to songwriters. Apple is conspicuously absent from the list of appellants.

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Apple Music, other streaming services helped push US music revenues up to $9.8B in 2018

02/28/2019, 05:02 pm

U.S. record industry revenues grew 12 percent to $9.8 billion during 2018, fueled primarily by paid subscription services such as Apple Music and Spotify Premium, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

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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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