Spotify & Moonbug to Amp Up Original Podcasts, Kids Conte...
Music - Podcasts - Podcasts - Streaming

Moonbug and Spotify have inked a multi-year content deal for a slate of original podcasts and audio content, starting with the popular CoComelon brand. Launching on January 24 and aimed at preschoole...

January 19, 2022

Tinder & Spotify Introduce “Music Mode” for P...
Music - Tech

Tinder on Thursday introduced a new Music Mode, which allows users to select an “Anthem” to play directly on their profile, in partnership with Spotify. The new feature, which appears in Tinder...

December 9, 2021

Spotify’s 2021 Most-Streamed Artists & Podcasts Inc...
Music - Podcasts

As we officially enter December, Spotify has unveiled its 2021 Wrapped campaign and the most-streamed artists, albums, songs and podcasts of the year. The streaming service revealed that more than 38...

December 1, 2021

Spotify Debuts a ‘Netflix Hub’ Featuring Music and Podcast...
Music - Streaming

Looking for the soundtrack from your favorite Netflix show? Now, it will be easier to find thanks to an expanded partnership between Netflix and Spotify. The streaming music service today introduced a...

November 30, 2021

Delta Airlines Updates Streaming In-Flight Entertainment as Tr...
Streaming - Travel

As air travel continues to rebound from the depths of Covid, a longtime corner of show business — in-flight entertainment — is also being reimagined for the streaming era. Approaches vary widely....

November 19, 2021

Peloton And Spotify Pump Up Their Partnership
Health & Beauty - Music

Peloton and Spotify are pumping up their partnership. Beginning November 3, the fitness brand now has its own dedicated shelf within the Spotify Workout Hub that includes seven rotating playlists from...

November 3, 2021

Spotify Adds Virtual Merch Tables for Music Artists in Pact Wi...
Music - Retail

Perhaps it was inevitable that Spotify and Shopify — with their similar-sounding monikers — would eventually join forces. Spotify on Wednesday announced a new partnership with ecommerce provider ...

October 21, 2021

Spotify Open Video Podcasts to All Creators on ‘Rolling ...
Podcasts - Streaming

Spotify is encouraging all podcasters to add video to their shows on the platform — but some creators will have to wait before they can get access to “vodcasts.” Starting Thursday, anyone will ...

October 21, 2021

Spotify Expected to Surpass Apple’s Podcast Lead in the US W...

A new report from eMarketer suggests that Spotify will surpass Apple by the end of 2021. It predicts Spotify will reach 28.2 million monthly podcast listeners by the end of 2021, compared to Apple’s...

Digital Music News
September 24, 2021

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 ...

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...

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....

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

April 28, 2021

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

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...

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...

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...

March 3, 2021

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