All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Spotify’

Google Play Music Now Has a Free, Ad-Supported Radio Tier

Google Play Music Now Has a Free, Ad-Supported Radio Tier

To some people Google Play Music, Google’s subscription music streaming service, may have gotten lost in a sea of other offerings. But now, just a week before Apple launches its new music streaming platform, Google is reminding you about its own service and sweetening things a bit. Starting today on the web and soon on iOS and Android, Google is …

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Spotify Hits 20M Paid Users, Defends Artist Payouts

Spotify has a message for Apple and its new Apple Music venture – you’re starting well in the hole. The streaming music company has just announced it has hit 20 million paid subscribers, and 75 million total active users (meaning 55 million free tier users). Year-over-year, that’s a 100 percent increase in paid users. In May of 2014, Spotify reported …

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Apple Music May Force Spotify to Cut Family Plan Prices

How will Apple Music fare in an already crowded field of streaming music providers? That’s yet to be seen. But it appears that its introduction is already affecting the market. Spotify, the biggest hurdle Apple Music will have to jump if it wants to dominate in this arena, might be looking to lower some of its prices to compete with …

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Spotify Now Offers Videos, Podcasts, Pace-Tracking Running Playlists, and More

It’s ambitious, but Spotify would like to be your all day media hub. The streaming company, with over 60 million users worldwide (about a fourth of them paying subscribers), say it’s “obsessed with figuring out how to bring music into every part of your life, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, whatever your mood.” And it’s just made a bunch …

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Starbucks’ Music Experience Is Now Powered by Baristas with Spotify

Coffee kingpin Starbucks and bane of Jay-Z’s existence Spotify have just announced a huge partnership to create a “first-of-its-kind music ecosystem.” What that means is that soon, the Starbucks music experience will be powered by Spotify – and more specifically, the musical tastes of its employees. From Spotify and Starbucks: Coming first, Starbucks 150,000 U.S.-based partners (employees) will receive a …

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Your Spotify Free Ride May Be Coming to an End, Claims Report

File this under interesting, but unconfirmed, reports. Earlier this month, reports said that Apple was doing its damnedest to kill Spotify’s free tier. Apple, of course, is planning on relaunching is Beats Music-based streaming competitor this summer (likely at its Worldwide Developers Conference). The reports suggested that Apple has been attempting to convince the major record labels to stop licensing …

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Is A Spotify Video Service On The Way?

A Spotify video service may soon be a reality if there’s any weight to the latest reports making the rounds. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Spotify is now trying to get a video service off the ground. Mike Shields and Jens Hansegard write: Music streaming service Spotify is laying plans to enter the hotly competitive Web video business …

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Apple Is Working Hard to Kill Spotify’s Free Tier: Report

Apple knows it’s going to be an uphill climb when it relaunches its Beats-based music streaming service this summer – and the company may be taking some rather direct measures to cripple the competition. According to a report from The Verge, Apple has been attempting to convince the major record labels to stop licensing their music to the likes of …

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Spotify Lets Brands Tailor Ads Based on Your Mood with New Playlist Targeting

Spotify’s ad offerings for brands have included audience targeting for some time – based on age, gender, location, platform, and genre preferences. Now, Spotify’s turning to playlists to unlock users’ current moods, so advertisers can know if users are in chill mode or turn-up mode. The company has just announced playlist targeting for brands, set to kick off May 1. …

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Spotify Launches ‘Tweet the Beat’ Ads, Even for Premium Users

If you pay $10 a month for Spotify premium, one of the major reasons you do that is to avoid ads. But Spotify’s new in-app ads, which act more like suggestions for you to tweet out an ad on Spotify’s behalf, are being served to all users – premium subscribers included. The new pop-up ads are appearing on both desktop …

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Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly Destroyed Drake’s Spotify Record

Christmas came early to Kendrick Lamar fans late Sunday night when his new album To Pimp a Butterfly landed on Spotify a week early. The hype is real. It’s something else. If you felt like you and everyone in the world was streaming it Monday, that’s because they were. According to Spotify, the album was streamed an incredible 9.6+ million …

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Spotify Puts Lyrics in Its Desktop App

For those of you trying to learn a new song for karaoke night, Spotify has your back. Spotify is adding a lyrics button to its desktop app, which when clicked will display scrolling lyrics across the screen. The lyrics come from a partnership with Musixmatch, which sees Spotify integrate the service’s lyrics database into its player. Musixmatch has been available …

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