Spotify Takes to the Skies With Delta For an Exclusive In-Flig...
Music - Partnerships - Press Releases - Travel

You are now free to roam about the cabin—and get the music and podcasts you love at 30,000 feet. Beginning today, we’re taking off in a new partnership with Delta in which Spotify w...

Faisal Hussain
September 3, 2021

Spotify Inks Multiyear Audio Content Deal with WWE
Podcasts - Sports - Streaming

The Ringer and WWE will launch an exclusive audio network and develop original content. Spotify has reached a multiyear audio content deal with WWE that will see The Ringer, a Spotify studio, and the ...

Billboard
August 18, 2021

Spotify Tests New Streaming Plans, Including $.99/Month Option
Music - Streaming

Spotify is testing out new music streaming plans, including one option offering streaming for $0.99 a month. A reader for tech site The Verge shared screenshots of an offered plan called Spotify Plus...

USA Today
August 9, 2021

Spotify Hits 365 Million Users
Podcasts - Streaming

Spotify on Wednesday reported it finished the second quarter with 365 million monthly users — including 165 million customers who pay for the music streaming service each month — while posting a m...

The Wrap
July 28, 2021

Best-Paying Music Streaming Services for Artists: Peloton?
Music - Streaming

One of the streaming platforms that pays out the highest amount of artist royalties for every song played isn’t Spotify, Apple Music, or the supposedly artist-friendly Tidal—it’s Peloton. That i...

Slate
July 14, 2021

SweeTarts & Christina Aguilera Ask Fans to Make SweetBeat...
CPG - Music - Tech

SweeTarts sells more than just its original hard candy, and it’s come up with a way to let shoppers know it. Beginning today, the Ferrara-owned brand is launching SweetBeats, an online music mixer....

Adweek
July 14, 2021

Spotify Acquires Podcast Discovery Specialists Podz
Podcasts - Podcasts

Spotify has acquired Podz, a startup whose technology generates preview clips of podcasts, the streaming service has announced. Unlike other services podcasters can use to manually create clips, TechC...

The Verge
June 18, 2021

Spotify Just Launched Its Clubhouse Rival Greenroom
Influencers - Online

Spotify on Wednesday launched Greenroom, its new live audio app with similar features to Clubhouse, on both iOS and Android. Greenroom’s debut comes after Spotify acquired sports-focused live audio...

The Wrap
June 16, 2021

Restaurants (McD’s, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, Others) ...
Dining - Online - Retail - Tech

The loyalty program wars are coming. Starbucks, Panera Bread and Domino’s Pizza paved the way, while Chipotle Mexican Grill launched its own version in 2019. But the last year has brought even more ...

CNBC
June 14, 2021

Spotify’s Chief Legal Officer Calls Apple a “Ruthless ...
Streaming - Tech

This week I’m talking to Horacio Gutierrez, head of global affairs and chief legal officer of Spotify, to help me understand why Spotify and so many other app developers are so frustrated with Apple...

The Verge
June 1, 2021

Spotify Gets a Weekly League of Legends Esports Podcast
Esports - Gaming - Podcasts - Podcasts - Streaming

Spotify is adding a weekly news show about League of Legends esports to its roster of Spotify Original podcasts. The show, Rift Reaction, is set to be a 40-episode series and will be hosted by esports...

The Verge
May 25, 2021

Spotify Partners with Storytel for Audiobook Expansion
Music - Podcasts - Streaming

Spotify is further expanding into audiobooks — but not in the way you may think. The company today announced a new partnership with audiobooks platform Storytel, which will allow existing Storytel s...

TechCrunch
May 20, 2021

Apple Music Launches HiFi; Amazon Lowers its HiFi Price
Music - Online - Streaming - Tech

A few moments before Apple announced its HiFi plan, Amazon announced that its higher-quality music plan, Amazon Music HD, is now available to Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers at no extra cost. As...

9to5mac
May 18, 2021

Why Hollywood Is Giving the Nod to Companion Podcasts
Podcasts - Podcasts

On the same January day that Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick locked the final episode of HBO’s recent docuseries Allen v. Farrow, a key witness surfaced. Since 2018, lead investigative producer Amy Herd...

Hollywood Reporter
May 7, 2021

3rd-Gen AirPods & Apple Music HiFi Tier Coming Soon
Music - Podcasts - Streaming - Tech

Citing multiple sources within the music industry, the rumor suggests Apple isn’t looking for a premium price for its HiFi tier either – it will cost the same $9.99/monthly fee. Spotify has reveal...

Digital Music News
May 4, 2021

Spotify CEO Insists Arsenal Takeover Bid is “Very Serious”
Finance - Sports

Spotify chief executive Daniel Ek insists his takeover bid for English soccer giants Arsenal is “very serious”. Swedish billionaire Ek last week said he would be interested in purchasing the Prem...

Sports Pro Media
April 30, 2021

Spotify Premium Subscriber Count Increases 21 Percent to 158 M...
Music - Online - Podcasts

Spotify now boasts 158 million premium subscribers and 356 million monthly active users, according to its latest earnings report released today. That’s a 21 percent and 24 percent year-over-year inc...

The Verge
April 28, 2021

Spotify User Growth Misses Expectations Amid Podcast Surge
Influencers - Podcasts - Podcasts

Spotify reported results for the first quarter of 2021 in line with expectations, with total revenue up 16% — helped by 46% uptick in ad sales. The streaming audio giant also said podcast listening ...

Variety
April 28, 2021

Shopify Stock Drops on News of C-Suite Exodus, But There’s N...
Finance

Investors in e-commerce giant and Canada’s most valuable company Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) haven’t enjoyed 2021 quite so much as 2020. Last year, SHOP stock delivered a return of 188%. This year? While ...

Investor Place
April 19, 2021

Warner Music Group And Spotify Make Podcast Development Deal
Branding - Podcasts - Podcasts

Warner Music Group (WMG) and Spotify announced today (April 15) they have entered into a new partnership which will see the two companies develop a series of original podcasts built around WMG’s arti...

Music Row
April 16, 2021

Spotify’s Car Thing Hardware Debuts as a Limited Release
Music - Podcasts - Tech

Spotify’s first gadget has landed. Car Thing, a Spotify-only, voice-controlled device for the car, is launching today in limited quantities to invited users. It’s a dedicated, Bluetooth-connected ...

The Verge
April 13, 2021

Amazon Music Now has a Car Mode for Easier Use While Driving
Automotive - Music - Tech

The Amazon Music mobile app is getting a new feature to make it a little bit easier to use while driving. Car Mode is a simplified version of Amazon Music’s interface, featuring larger buttons, sugg...

The Verge
April 8, 2021

Airheads Spoofs Skip Ad Feature on Digital Video Ads
Agencies - CPG - Online

Airheads, the taffy-like candy marketed by confectioner Perfetti Van Melle, this month launched a digital video campaign that toys with the idea of hitting the "skip ad" button to make real-life momen...

Marketing Dive
April 5, 2021

Spotify Acquires Clubhouse Competitor Locker Room
Online - Streaming - Tech

Spotify has acquired Locker Room, an audio-driven social app and Clubhouse competitor that debuted in October of 2020. On this front, the leading music streaming service intends in “the coming month...

Even LinkedIn is Making a Clubhouse Clone
Online - Tech

It feels like just about every big tech company is working on a Clubhouse-like social audio feature — Twitter’s Spaces feature is rolling out now, Facebook is reportedly building one, Spotify is m...

The Verge
March 31, 2021

5 Nonprofit Brand Partnerships During Women’s History Mo...
Household - Music - Non-Profit - Online - Retail

Many brands are stepping up to support women and women’s organizations around the world. And, brands are meeting that expectation, forming partnerships with nonprofit organizations that advance and ...

DMS Insights
March 25, 2021

Spotify Unveils ‘Loud and Clear,’ a Detailed Guide to Its ...
Music - Streaming

As more and more artists have learned in the nearly 15 years since Spotify first launched, the way that it pays out streaming royalties is very, very complex, based on a dizzying number of factors tha...

Variety
March 18, 2021

Amazon Music Becomes Merch Store, Integrates in-app Product Sa...
Music - Retail

The music streaming platform has integrated artist merchandise sales within its mobile app for US users and will also be selling exclusive products from select artists. Artist merchandise will now ap...

Music Business Worldwide
March 12, 2021

The Ikea Catalog is Now a Podcast
Household - Podcasts

Everyone has a podcast — even Ikea. The Swedish retailer has transformed its annual bible-sized catalog into an audio version as a "handy and hands-free" alternative to the traditional behemoth. Ik...

CNN Business
March 11, 2021

Apple Adds Curated Podcast Collections for Kids
Household - Online - Podcasts

Apple is helping families to find podcasts they can all enjoy together with recommendations for children. The company has partnered with Common Sense Media to offer curated, kid-friendly collections o...

Engadget
March 8, 2021

Are Music Streaming Companies Finally Ready To Change The Way ...
Music - Streaming

Musicians have been crying foul for years. The streaming revenue model doesn’t serve artists, particularly those in the independent sector. It’s financially crippling at best, career-ending at wor...

Forbes
March 3, 2021

Spotify and M&Ms
CPG - Music - Partnerships

M&M's candy partnered with Spotify to help bring back message packs with integrating Spotify playlists.

Spotify and M&Ms
March 3, 2021

Streaming Music Made Up 83 Percent of the Record Industry̵...
Music - Streaming

The coronavirus pandemic may have made it nearly impossible to check out live shows last year, but the music industry still found a way to grow despite all the hardships. According to the Recording In...

MSN
March 1, 2021

M&M’s Revives Messages Packs with Integrated Spotif...
Beverages - Branding - CPG - Music

Mars Wrigley candy brand M&M's is bringing back its limited-time Messages packaging with a multichannel campaign that is integrated with audio streaming platform Spotify. Each M&M's Messages p...

Marketing Dive
February 26, 2021

Spotify Unveils Audio Ad Marketplace
Streaming

Spotify unveiled an audio advertising marketplace as it simplifies the process of running campaigns across its properties, according to a blog post and announcement at the platform's Stream On event. ...

Marketing Dive
February 26, 2021

Spotify Talks About the Music Giant’s ‘Audio First’ Futu...
Music - Streaming

On Monday, Spotify held its Stream On event, announcing a flurry of new features including a Hi-Fi version of its service, an expansion into 85 new markets, and touting its influence on the music indu...

Billboard
February 24, 2021

Spotify HiFi, a Lossless Streaming Tier Coming Later This Year
Music - Streaming

Spotify is going hi-fi. Well, “HiFi.” It’s taken longer than competitors like Tidal and Amazon Music, but today, the leading subscription music service announced a new lossless streaming tier th...

The Verge
February 23, 2021

Spotify Expanding to over 80 New Locations
Music - Online - Podcasts

Spotify has announced an expansion to over 80 new locations around the world, including Brunei, Laos and Cambodia. The news was shared during the streaming service’s Stream On digital event on Febr...

New Musical Express
February 23, 2021

DC Comics Is Launching a Podcast Universe on Spotify
Podcasts - Publishing

DC is launching another universe to tell its superhero stories — but this time, it’s not on HBO Max or Cartoon Network: it’s on Spotify. The publisher is working on nine shows for Spotify, incl...

The Verge
February 22, 2021

As Streaming Dominates the Music World, Is Radio’s Signal Fa...
Music - Streaming

From the launch of television in the 1940s through the advent of MTV in 1981 and multiple threats from shiny new technologies, radio has survived many challenges to its business. But can the medium na...

Variety
February 10, 2021

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