Spotify Looks to Audiobooks, Ticket Sales In Next Steps for Bu...
Music - Podcasts - Publishing - Streaming

Spotify Chief Financial Officer Paul Vogel touted the company’s early ticketing efforts as one way of boosting monetization at the music streaming and podcast company. The company has recently been...

Hollywood Reporter
September 7, 2022

Meghan Markle Launches Spotify Podcast Series with Serena Will...
Podcasts - Podcasts - Streaming

Nearly two years after signing an exclusive podcast deal with audio giant Spotify, the first series from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Archewell Audio is making its debut on the service. Markle,...

Hollywood Reporter
August 23, 2022

Walmart Ponders Streaming Deal With Paramount, Disney and Comc...
Online - Retail - Streaming

Walmart has held discussions with major media companies about including streaming entertainment in its membership service, according to three people with knowledge of the conversations, part of an eff...

The New York Times
August 11, 2022

Spotify Buys Heardle Music Trivia Game
Music - Online - Streaming

Spotify has purchased the music trivia game Heardle, following in the footsteps of The New York Times’ acquisition of the hit word puzzle game Wordle. In a blog post published on Tuesday, Spotify d...

Hollywood Reporter
July 13, 2022

Mastercard Launches Its First-Ever Music Album: Priceless
Finance - Music - Press Releases

Enhanced with Timbaland’s Beatclub collaboration supporting emerging artists and fans with a passion for music Latest milestone in Mastercard’s sonic brand journey Album available first on Spo...

Angelina Luspo
June 28, 2022

Rockstar Energy Drink Announces Multi-Year Partnership with Ga...
Esports - Gaming - Music - Partnerships - Press Releases

PURCHASE., N.Y., June 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Rockstar Energy Drink announced a new multi-year partnership with Gaming and Entertainment Organization, NRG. The partnership aligns NRG, the most-watc...

Faisal Hussain
June 6, 2022

Spotify’s New Podcast Dusts Off Cultural Mythology
Podcasts - Podcasts

France’s Unique Heritage Media (UHM) has launched Myths & Legends, a new podcast uncovering old tales about gods and heroes from around the world, as a Spotify exclusive. The series dives into ...

Kidscreen
May 26, 2022

Spotify Enters the Metaverse With Interactive Gaming Island On...
Gaming - Music

Players can create their own beats, complete quests, unlock exclusive merch and more. Spotify on Tuesday announced that its entering the metaverse with Spotify Island on Roblox. As the first music-s...

Hypebeast
May 3, 2022

Meghan Markle Launches Spotify Podcast to Examine Female Stere...
Podcasts - Podcasts - Streaming

Meghan Markle’s first exclusive Spotify podcast series, called Archetypes, will examine the history behind the stereotypes that get leveled against women, the streamer said Wednesday. The series, p...

Hollywood Reporter
March 24, 2022

LinkedIn Launches New Podcast Network to Provide More Professi...
Podcasts - Podcasts

LinkedIn is leaning into the rising popularity of podcasts with the launch of its new ‘LinkedIn Podcast Network’ where it will host a range of shows focused on key professional trends, created by ...

SocialMediaToday
February 24, 2022

Daft Punk Releases Special Deluxe Version of Debut Album for 2...
Music - Streaming

Electronic-pop pioneerS Daft Punk is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its debut album Homework with a special deluxe edition re-release. The special edition album of Homework is slated to feature ...

HYPEBEAST
February 23, 2022

Spotify Launches Music Smart Player ‘Car Thing’
Music - Podcasts - Streaming - Tech

Spotify first debuted its accessible automotive music player, Car Thing, to a limited number of Premium users last October and was reported to have amassed a waitlist of more than two million people. ...

HypeBeast
February 23, 2022

Stripe, Spotify Team on Subscription Monetization
Finance - Podcasts - Streaming

Global payments processing firm Stripe is partnering with audio streaming platform Spotify to help creators monetize subscriptions, accept payments and launch recurring revenue streams, while also eng...

Pymnts
January 25, 2022

Neil Young Demands Spotify Remove His Music Over ‘False Info...
Music - Podcasts - Streaming

Neil Young posted a since-deleted letter to his management team and record label demanding that they remove his music from Spotify. “I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake information abo...

Rolling Stone
January 25, 2022

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...

Kidscreen
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...

HypeBeast
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...

HypeBeast
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...

TechCrunch
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....

Deadline
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...

Forbes
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 ...

Variety
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 ...

Variety
October 21, 2021

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

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 ...

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

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