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After announcing in March that it had 30 million subscribers, Spotify now says that that number has already grown to 40 million, maintaining a healthy lead over Apple Music's 17 million subscribers.
Boku and Spotify have announced new agreements to enable customers to pay for Spotify with their mobile in both Germany and Italy, reaching agreements with leading network operators in both countries.
New research from ICM Unlimited suggests that music streaming actually increases the sales of vinyl too. The group of people most likely to listen to music on vinyl are those aged between 25-34.
SoundCloud has started its venture into the premium streaming music market with a service called SoundCloud Go, looking to offer a great alternative to Spotify, Deezer, and Apple Music.
According to RIAA's annual report on the state of the music industry, streaming is now the biggest revenue stream, but the industry association thinks the devil is in the details.
Despite the fierce competition from other streaming services such as Apple Music, the Spotify family is now 30 million strong, and it's not showing any signs of slowing down.
The Xbox Store and Windows Store are on the way to convergence, HERE ditches Windows users, Twitter changes looks on mobile, and we rounded up several new and updated apps and games.
Horacio Gutierrez became Microsoft's General Counsel in November after Brad Smith was promoted to company president, but he's now confirmed that he will leave the company next month to join Spotify.
Spotify has confirmed that it is not abandoning its app on Windows Phone, and is soon rolling out an update which will improve support for Windows 10 Mobile devices, whilst pledging further updates.
Spotify will no longer support its Windows Phone application, according to a customer support representative for the firm. They did, however, hint at the possibility of a Windows 10 application.
Spotify has started a new promotion that will give users of its Premium service a free Google Chromecast. The promotion runs until 11:59pm CET on February 28th 2016 or while supplies last.
New music streaming site, Wefre, launched two weeks ago with a Kickstarter campaign. Now it has postponed the site and cancelled the Kickstarter fearing legal ramifications.
Spotify is set to release updates to their Android and iOS apps over the next few weeks that will enable something that had only previously been available to select beta testers: video streaming.
A new report has indicated that Apple Music has now over 10 million paying subscribers. The service is also catching up to rival service Spotify at what looks like quite a fast pace.
In the final week of 2015, Spotify has been slapped with a hefty class action lawsuit for failing to identify rightsholders in order to pay royalties and acquire appropriate licensing.
Songs from The Beatles - one of the biggest acts in music history - will finally be available around the world from midnight on December 24, through nine major music streaming services.
Like it promised in September, Google has introduced a family plan for its Google Music service that will allow up to 6 people to listen to ad-free music on its service.
Spotify has always offered all the music on the service to all members. But the company is said to be considering giving artists the choice to make their music available only for paying subscribers.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed that the company's music streaming service, which launched at the end of June, now has over 6.5 million paid subscribers, with millions more using the 90-day trial.
A new study which breaks down the number of consumers who continue using Apple Music and the surprising numbers of individuals who are no longer utilizing the streaming service.
Sony Music's CEO has revealed in an interview that Apple's rumored ad-free music streaming service will finally be unveiled at the company's annual developer conference tomorrow.
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Spotify has announced their new service today that will integrate more audio, video and original content into their existing service. The service will also offer new channels and ways to intake audio.
Starbucks says they will bring Spotify's streaming music to all of it's company-operated stores across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. to allow you to control the music in your Starbucks
New Spotify users could be limited to just three months of free ad-supported music, under a proposal put forward by two major music labels ahead of the launch of Apple's new subscription service.
Spotify is said to have been in talks with numerous content creators, including many who produce videos for YouTube, as it plans to launch a video streaming service, which may launch this month.
If you've loved the easy access to free on-demand streaming music on platforms like Spotify, then Apple might be making a move to the top of your hate list.
Sony has announced that it is closing its Music Unlimited service in March, replacing it with a new 'PlayStation Music' service, powered by Spotify, and coming to the PS4, PS3 and Sony Xperia devices.
Piracy, especially music piracy, has apparently disappeared from Norway. This seems to be because of easy to access to affordable, convenient and legal music streaming services.
After Taylor Swift removed her music catalogue from Spotify, she faced quite some criticism from people claiming that she had 'sold her soul to Google', her spokesperson put these rumors to bed.
The Beats music subscription service will reportedly be rebranded under iTunes, and pushed to all iOS devices in an OS update next year - but it will continue to operate on a paid subscription model.
For the first time in a long time iTunes is no longer the dominant player in the music industry, at least when it comes to Europe where streaming services like Spotify now brings in more cash.
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After originally launching on iOS and Android, Spotify is finally bringing its free music streaming feature to Windows Phone. Users are now be able to stream music without a subscription
After Apple recently purchased Beats, new information has come to light on how the company's incompetent managers, by ignoring the competition, made the acquisition necessary.
Spotify has announced that one of its customers' user data has been accessed without authorization and as a precaution will release a new version of its Android app in the next few days.
Spotify has announced that it has now signed up 10 million paid subscribers around the world to use its streaming music service, which is double the number it had in December 2012.
Spotify has updated its Windows Phone app with a new design as well as several new features and the company's Radio mode. The update still doesn't include Spotify's free service, however.
Abandoning skeumorphism for a flatter UI, the new Spotify desktop app introduces a much cleaner interface and new ways on how to interact with and sort your favorite music.
Spotify has announced its plans to release a substantial update for the Spotify app on Windows Phone 8. The update will include new functionality but one feature is still conspicuously missing.
French music streaming startup, Deezer, is looking to enter the US market in early 2014 and now rumors around the web are suggesting that the company might be in acquisition talks with Microsoft.
Due to issues with streaming media and how it works, Radiohead front-man Thom Yorke has responded by removing his own work from the service. At present Radiohead's albums remain available to listen.
The Windows Phone 8 Spotify app is finally out of beta. With the latest update the app hits gold, and users will get to experience some new features as well as improved performance.
iTunes is slowly losing its market share in the digital music world to cheaper streaming alternatives, falling to 63 percent of the market, the lowest share the service has been since 2006.
It's now easier than ever to listen to the various radio stations from across the Grand Theft Auto series, as Rockstar has compiled playlists for the stations across iTunes and Spotify.
Apple's "iRadio" service may be nearing a useable state as Apple is on the verge of agreeing deals with Universal Music, Sony Entertainment and Warner Music Group. "iRadio" may launch with iOS 7.
Spotify is expected to introduce their ad-supported, free tier to mobile as well as proposing a drop in royalties to labels in order to stay afloat in these turbulent times.
A beta version of the official Spotify app for Windows Phone 8 devices is now available to download, allowing users of smartphones like the Nokia Lumia 920 a way to access the streaming music service.
Spotify announced today it has signed up five million paid subscribers worldwide, including one million in the US. It also announced new features and Metallica's songs would be added to its service.