Spotify Stories June 8

Spotify has begun licensing songs directly from artists, could potentially sidestep music labels

Spotify has been a worthy competitor for Apple Music since the start. However, Apple arguably has the edge with artists and music labels because of the tight relationships Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine have with industry leaders.

Spotify Stories May 7

Big music labels sell over $1 billion in Spotify shares but insist not concerned about company’s future

Two big music labels have between them sold more than a billion dollar’s worth of their shares in Spotify, but one of them said that this move doesn’t reflect any concerns about the future of the company …

Spotify Stories May 6

Apple Music and Spotify are the dominant players in the streaming music industry. Spotify just announced they have 75 million paid subscribers with 170 million total active users. Apple recently hit 40 million subscribers. It’s clear that both companies are a hit with consumers. In fact, the streaming music industry has revitalized the music business. I often get asked, which is the better service?

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Spotify Stories May 2

Spotify now has 75 million paying subscribers, with a total of 170 million active users as of March

Spotify has been growing at a steady pace as it has been gaining more subscribers over time. Today, the company announced its first-ever earnings report as a public company.

Spotify Stories April 26

The European Union may be about to grant Spotify’s request for new laws that would impact the way in which it is treated in Apple’s App Store.

Spotify was one of a number of companies which had called on EU regulators to act against what they considered ‘unfair contract clauses‘ …

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Spotify Stories April 24

Spotify held its major media event in New York City today where it announced a new version of its app that lets users play more popular music for free. Spotify says it is also reducing data consumption so users can stream more music without worrying about overages.

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