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Spotify revealed in its Q3 2023 earnings call that it was able to add 6 million paid subscribers. The company also reported a profit in the third quarter as it recovered from previous losses.
Apple has acquired BIS Records, a classical music label known for its high-quality recordings, to expand its Apple Music Classical app. This follows the acquisition of Primephonic app.
Spotify users can now listen to Patreon-exclusive podcast content inside the streaming app. A Spotify-Patreon partnership allows creators to publish subscriber-only content on the streaming app.
Spotify revealed in its latest earnings report that it was able to add 10 million paid subscribers in the second quarter. However, the company is still lagging behind on the financial front.
The music streaming giant Spotify has launched a new feature that allows users to control volume individually while sharing a speaker. The shared volume option is available on both Android and iOS.
Spotify is reportedly in talks with partners to bring full-length music videos to the platform. This would help put it on par with YouTube Music which already offers videos on lots of songs.
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek confirmed that the company is testing a new offline mix playlist. It will automatically download songs on the device for the times when users don't have WiFi or cell internet.
Shazam's latest app update for iPhone brings support for the recently released Apple Music Classical app. It is now easier for users to listen to the identified songs in the classical music app.
Today marks 20 years since the release of the iTunes Music Store that allowed users to download songs as one-off purchases. It was accessible via the iTunes app but came with some restrictions.
Spotify has reached a new milestone as the music streaming service is now frequented by over 500 million users every month. It has also increased its paid subscriber count by 15% since last year.
There is now a quick way to open Spotify on iPhone. As part of its latest update, Spotify has launched a new widget for iOS 16 that allows access to the app directly from the iPhone lock screen.
You might be wondering why Apple released a separate classical music app for iPhone. The company has answered the question, emphasizing that the new app addresses the complex nature of the genre.
In 2021, Apple acquired a classical music streaming service and planned to release a dedicated app for the genre. Now, it has come out with Apple Music Classical with over 5 million classical tracks.
The UK's CMA has found that intervention on its part is unlikely to boost the incomes of smaller artists that release music on streaming platforms. It said the government may be able to do something.
Amazon announced four new features for Prime members using Amazon Music. These include access to 100 million songs from the music catalog for free, personalized playlists, ad-free podcasts, and more.
Apple is celebrating 20 years of Shazam by making a playlist featuring songs users have Shazam'd the most. The playlist includes hits by artists like Adele, Sia, Akon, Ed Sheeran, and more.
Spotify has a hard-to-miss offer for those considering signing up for the service. New subscribers can get three months for free, and returning customers can get a significant discount.
Spotify is separating Music and Podcasts. The first section will help discover content, while the latter will offer more information as well. Subscribers can switch back to the old Home as well.
Spotify has introduced a Live Events Feed to inform users about upcoming shows from their favorite artists. Personalized recommendations for events and ticket purchase was added as well.
The iconic iPod is officially retiring as Apple has confirmed it will gradually cease production of the standalone music player. The 7th-generation iPod Touch (2019) will be the last product.
Meta has announced a new update for Instagram that sees the messaging experience become more fun and seamless with new features such as music streaming integration, polls, and much more.
Spotify has confirmed a new trial plan that charges users a fraction of the cost of its paid tier for a few capabilities like skipping an unlimited number of songs. You'll still see ads, though.
The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) has filed a $200 million lawsuit against Roblox. It has also aggressively started sending takedown notices to Twitch for removing unlicensed content.
The European Commission has raised several concerns with Apple over its 30% in-app purchases fee and the anti-steering rules that it has in place which third-party app developers must abide by.
Spotify is now rolling out a brand new feature to its users globally. It is called Spotify Mixes and offers users a new way to discover music through custom playlists consisting of old and new tracks.
Spotify on mobile is rolling out support for 36 additional languages, making the service more widely available to new territories after announcing its plan to reach 80 new markets last month.
Spotify is adding a new capability that will let you listen to music in your "Liked Songs" filtered by mood or genre. It will be available in the next few weeks on Android and iOS.
Spotify has announced a new tier of its music subscription service, which it calls Spotify HiFi. It's also revealed that its existing service will be coming to 80 new markets and adding 36 languages.
The UK's Royal Society has called on platforms and regulators to find ways to lower the quality of streamed content where appropriate in order to cut carbon emissions by around 1% to 5%.
Spotify now allows some users to directly streaming titles on the streaming app using their Apple Watch even without having to connect to their iPhone. The new feature is available in beta for now.
Apple today launched a free music video streaming service called Apple Music TV, in the Music and TV apps. The platform will feature exclusive content and premieres, interviews, and more in the U.S.
Google has unveiled several new features for YouTube Music on smart TVs. Today's announcement comes after it added new YouTube Music features to other form factors in previous months.
Spotify is rolling out the ability to directly stream music content from the Apple Watch app for some users as part of a beta test. However, there is no support for downloading music offline yet.
In the past hour, multiple users across the globe have begun reporting the inability to stream music or perform searches on Spotify. The company has acknowledged the issue and is looking into it.
Spotify today announced its earnings for Q2 2020, revealing the service now has 138 million premium subscribers. It also revealed that global consumption hours have rebounded to pre-COVID levels.
Spotify has signed a new, global multi-year licensing agreement with Universal Music Group, that secures its massive catalog for streaming. The firms didn't disclose terms of the agreement.
Spotify today rolled out its music streaming platform to 13 new markets, including Russia. However, the service's podcasts feature is notably not available to customers in that country.
Spotify Kids today rolled out a new control capability for parents, allowing them to block a specific song from their children's account in order to filter content their kids can stream.
Spotify today announced its earnings for Q1 2020. The firm made €1.8 billion in revenue, with total paid subscribers now up to 130 million. The service now has 286 million monthly active users.