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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Spotify’

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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Drake’s New Album Crushes Spotify Stream Record

Drake’s new album, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, has crushed a Spotify stream record – one previous held by Drake. The album, which dropped to many surprised fans last Thursday, garnered 17.3 million streams in its first three days. If you're reading this, it's because @Drake's new mixtape broke a US Spotify record: 17.3 million streams in 3 …

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Here’s the Most Popular Sex Song, According to Spotify

What’s the best song on Spotify for getting down to business? According to the streaming company, it’s Intro by The XX: Damn, that is a great song. How does Spotify know this? Apparently, the company combed through 2.5 million user-curated playlists made for “sex”. The Guardian has the gender breakdown on those sex playlists – and if you guessed that …

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Pharrell Williams: Lawyer Tells YouTube to Remove Songs

Pharrell Williams is just one musician whose music videos are on YouTube illegally, at least according to music-business attorney Irving Azof. He founded the new legal group Global Music Rights, and has told YouTube that it does not have performance rights to thousands of songs by about 40 of his clients, including the Eagles, Chris Cornel, John Lennon, and Pharrell …

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Spotify Reveals 2014’s Top Music

Spotify, which has been in the news a lot lately with Taylor Swift pulling her music from the service, announced its top music of the year. It shared the most popular songs and artists of the year based on listening habits of its 50 million global users. Ed Sheeran was the most-streamed artist on Spotify in 2014, according to the …

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Spotify and Uber Announce New ‘Spotify Your Ride’ Partnership

Uber has thought of a pretty clever way to make your ride more enjoyable. Starting soon, Uber is going to let you choose what music you listen to while being carted from point A to point B. Uber and Spotify have just announced a new partnership which will allow Uber customers to choose the soundtrack of their ride. “It’s easy: …

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Taylor Swift and Minions Come Back at Spotify’s Inconvenient “Facts”

Spotify CEO Daniel EK recently responded to claims by Taylor Swift and her label that his business is bad for music. On his company’s blog, Ek outlined a point-by-point analysis of Swift and her label president Scott Borchetta’s argument. One of Ek’s claims is that “Spotify has paid more than two billion dollars to labels, publishers and collecting societies for …

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Taylor Swift’s Faulty Math Gets Smacked Down by Spotify

Taylor Swift is a big name. Her name is bigger than “Spotify.” So when Taylor Swift pulls her music from Spotify, writes an op-ed piece in a major newspaper, talks to news outlets like Yahoo Music, and generally uses her name and clout to press her side of an argument, she is going to get more press. The problem is, …

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