Tag Archive: Spotify

Adele may say goodbye to Spotify, hello to Apple Music

Spotify’s freemium service is about cause the company to lose out on another superstar album, according to a new rumor claiming Adele may remove her upcoming album, 25, from the Apple Music rival. Beyonce and Taylor Swift also famously shunned the music service when they released their most recent albums.  The Verge reports that Adele’s team […]

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As Apple boasts about Music, Spotify takes App Store’s top spot

Tim Cook may like the “runway” for Apple Music’s take off, but it’s Spotify currently soaring. Apple’s competitor in the music streaming business found itself in the No. 1 position on the iPhone App Store’s Top Grossing charts for the first time in the U.S. This on the same day, Apple CEO Cook told the […]

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Spotify will make you pay for music by destroying its free plan

Spotify is planning to introduce a new “gated access” model that will make its free streaming plan a lot less attractive, according to a new report. Those who choose to opt out of paying for the service could see it become extremely limited, with access to just one or two songs from big album releases. […][Read More…]

Spotify fires back at Apple Music with personalized playlists

Spotify doesn’t want to go down without a fight.  The service is debuting Discover Weekly, a new playlist for every user that updates every Monday with unique recommendations for each person. One of Apple Music’s advantages over Spotify is its personalized playlists…Read more ›

Spotify wants its listeners to skip Apple, save money

A new e-mail campaign from music streaming app Spotify is aiming to hit Apple right where it hurts — its service fees. Spotify is notifying its iOS customers to let them know about the 30 percent extra Apple tacks onto…Read more ›

How to import your Spotify playlists to Apple Music

The best feature about Apple Music has to be the incredible playlists the app builds for you based on your music tastes. But if you’ve been using Spotify for the past few years, you’ve probably got a lot of carefully…Read more ›

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ wasn’t worth all that Spotify drama

No one has shut up about this album since it came out in October 2014. Taylor Swift’s “1989” sold over a million copies in the first week alone and continues to sell well even today, largely due to the fact…Read more ›

You won’t find these Apple Music albums on Spotify

Taylor Swift fans aren’t the only ones with reasons to celebrate Apple Music. Apple’s new streaming service boasts over 30 million songs. That’s according to the company, anyway; we definitely haven’t counted them. And even though it’s only a day…Read more ›

Spotify extends free trial facing pressure from Apple Music

Apple Music’s launch is just days away, and Spotify is already running to catch up to the free trial Apple thinks will convince you to become a paying customer. In an attempt to match Apple’s controversial three-month free trial period,…Read more ›

Apple will pay same streaming royalty rate as Spotify during free trial

Having agreed to pay out royalties to music artists during the initial three-month trial period of Apple Music, Apple will reportedly pay rights holders 0.2 cents per stream, according to a new report. This rate is similar to that paid…Read more ›