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Spotify launches feature to streamline new music submission process

In June 2018, a study conducted by various resources including the National Bureau of Economic Research to the University of Minnesota and the European Commission’s Joint Research Center all came to a stunning conclusion: an artist can make up to $163,000 more royalties when their song gets on a sought-after Spotify playlist. This of course cements […]

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How to Download Everything from Your Favorite Streaming Services

Don’t let a long flight or a loss of signal get in the way of your music and video streaming: Just about all the popular services let you cache downloads for offline use, and Netflix just upgraded its download mechanism to be smarter—downloading the next episode of shows you are watching and automatically deleting the…Read […]

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Chinese music streaming platform, Tencent Music Entertainment, announces US IPO

Spotify‘s strategic partner in China, Tencent Music, has announced it will sell shares publicly on the New York Stock Exchange. The US IPO announcement was confirmed after a regulatory filing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Tencent’s music division is said to be valued around $30 billion, making it as valuable as Spotify which went public […]

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Apple Music outpaces Spotify in number of paid U.S. subscribers

Spotify falls just slightly in Apple Music’s rearview in the context of paid U.S. subscriptions. While both streaming services each boast about 20 million paid users in the U.S., Apple Music outpaced Spotify by “a hair,” as Digital Music News reports. The information that indicated Apple Music’s recent overtaking of Spotify comes from an anonymous […]

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The Music Modernization Act takes another step towards fair compensation for music curators

The Music Modernization Act (MMA) has passed unanimously in the Senate Judiciary Committee, taking music creators a step closer to appropriate licensing and royalty rules for the streaming era. It now has to pass a full Senate vote before hitting the president’s desk. The music copyright overhaul essentially partners Apple Music, Spotify, and publishers under a […]

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Drake shatters Apple Music’s first day streaming record

Drake‘s hotly-anticipated double-sided release, Scorpion, is putting global streaming numbers to bed, racking up 170 million plays on Apple Music in just its first 24 hours: a new all-time record. The unprecedented feat nearly doubled Drake’s More Life numbers on the servicelast year, which garnered 89.9 million plays within the same timeframe. Elsehwere, on Spotify, Scorpion was averaging an upwards of […]

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Instagram may soon see the arrival of in-app ‘music stickers,’ among other features

Rumored to be in the midst of expanding its existing ‘Share to Instagram Story’ feature that allows Instagram users to customize their stories with the music they’ve been listening to on Spotify, Instagram will supposedly look to introduce “music stickers” to the app in the months to come. The “music stickers” would effectively allow Instagrammers […]

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The Carters’ ‘Everything is Love’ is now available on Spotify & Apple Music

The Carters’ collaborative album, Everything is Love, made its debut on TIDAL on June 16, but now, Spotify Premium and Apple Music subscribers can join the ranks of TIDAL streamers as the joint offering makes its way to both music streaming platforms. Everything is Love can be expected to become available to listeners of Spotify’s […]

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Spotify is looking to save money through music licensing

Spotify is offering advances to a select number of managers and indie artists in exchange for licensing their music directly to their streaming service. According to Billboard, management firms are able to receive a couple hundred thousand dollars from Spotify as an advance fee for agreeing to license a specified number of tracks from their […]

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Here’s Where Spotify Put All the Women Artists

Spotify’s top playlists feature way more men than women. Not just the algorithmic playlists, which reproduce inequalities in the music industry at large, but also in the curated ones, according to a thorough, stat-filled feature article on Baffler. For example, Spotify’s top curated playlist of 2017 was RapCaviar, a…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Spotify rescinds hateful conduct policy in wake of censorship controversy

Spotify has formally halted its hate content and hateful conduct policy, just weeks after the streaming giant ceased promotion of R. Kelly and XXXTentacion‘s music following sexual misconduct and domestic abuse allegations made against both artists. Although R. Kelly’s music continued to perform well in spite of its removal from all Spotify branded algorithmic and curated […]

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How Pandora’s New Family Plan Compares With The Competition

This week, Pandora unveiled a new family plan which allows six different members of the same family to use the service for one price. The concept of the “family plan” is hardly new in the music-streaming world; both Spotify and Apple Music have similar offerings for the same $15/month price.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Pandora introduces new family plan to compete with Apple and Spotify

Pandora has launched a new Premium Family plan that gives up to six users unlimited music streaming for $15 per month. The deal matches the price of family plans from Spotify and Apple Music, which offer access for to up to five and six individuals, respectively. In the race to convert free listeners to paid monthly subscribers, a […]

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Did Kendrick Lamar strong arm Spotify into walking back its artist conduct policy?

Spotify can’t seem to stay out of the headlines as of late. When the music streaming service updated its behavioral policies and made the editorial decision to remove R. Kelly and XXXTentacion from it’s “algorithmic playlists,” due to the artists’ histories of sexual assault allegations, many voices sprang forth in response to the controversial move. First, the US-based […]

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R. Kelly’s Spotify streams continue to climb despite loss of Spotify promotion

R. Kelly’s Spotify streams have increased despite the music service’s recent removal of the artist’s music from its algorithmic and curated playlists under its new hate content and hateful conduct policy. Although Spotify did not wholly remove R. Kelly’s music from the platform at the time, it did cease to promote Kelly’s music, given several […]

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Is YouTube Music Already Doomed?

Google isn’t giving up on its quest to get you to pay it for music. That’s the main takeaway from Thursday’s announcement of YouTube Music, a re-imagining of how music-listening works on YouTube. The new streaming service will come in two flavors: a free tier called YouTube Music and a $10-per-month tier dubbed…Read more… Continue […]

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Frank Ocean’s music gets in-depth analysis in Spotify Studios’ Dissect podcast, stream the first episode now

Over the course of two seasons, Spotify’s award-winning Dissect podcast broke down Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly with the hopes to develop a deeper understanding of the artists and what their music conveys about the human experience. Accordingly, Frank Ocean’s Blonde is the new subject for Dissect’s third […]

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