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Londoners love Jamie xx while New Yorkers prefer the tunes of The Chainsmokers, and everyone loves a bit of hip hop. That's the musical tastes of music fans around the world, based on their listening habits of more than 20bn tracks in more than 1,000 cities around the world. Spotify has created a musical map [...]
Don’t we just love a media-fuelled battle for supremacy, the winner in the ‘big race’, Goliaths all lining up for the 100 metre Dad’s dash? The truth is, in the mega-subscriber streaming market the gun went off years ago. The battle for streaming kingship is, as they say, a marathon not a sprint and [...]
Spotify has revealed the number of users it has, just days after the launch of a rival music streaming service by Apple dubbed a "Spotify killer". The service which made music streaming popular now counts 75m active users – growth of 88 per cent since May last year – while the number of subscribers has [...]
The battle to dominate the growing online media streaming market, and to make money from it, is about to go up a level. Tech giant Apple is rumoured to be preparing to announce a $10 (£6.50) a month music streaming service at its WWDC conference for software developers on Monday. If the move [...]
After months of conjecture, is Apple about to take the bull by the horns and launch a Spotify rival? The Wall Street Journal reported today that the company is poised to take on the music streaming giant. According to the WSJ, the technology giant is planning to go into direct competition with Spotify and Pandora, an internet radio [...]
Music streaming service Spotify yesterday announced that it has made its first move into video and signed some major media partners. The firm said it has partnered with the BBC, MTV, ESPN, Comedy Central and Jimmy Kimmel Live (above), as well as some major podcasting networks.
Spotify has taken a huge leap forward and added videos to its streaming service. At an event in New York, the company showed how its new platform will serve up content pertinent at every time of day – from music and podcasts to videos and news. Spotify’s chief executive, Daniel Ek, called the company’s new [...]
WHAT do you do when a hip-hop mogul tries to muscle in on your territory? If you’re Spotify chairman and co-founder Martin Lorentzon you hit them with a zippy one-liner. When asked what he would do about Jay-Z, given the rap king’s push into music streaming with his Tidal service, Lorentzon said: “I would say [...]
Forget middle-aged spread – technology now brings with it the middle-aged stream. Your musical tastes, much like those for food, drink or a growing preference for a quiet night in, change over time. But thanks to the boffins at Spotify analysing the streaming habits of millions of users, we can officially pinpoint the time when [...]
The global music industry suffered a drop in sales in 2014, despite strong growth in digital sales and in particular the streaming market. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s (IFPI) annual report into the digital music industry paints a familiar tale record companies and artists struggling to transition to an increasingly digital-dominated world. [...]
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