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Spotify calls out Apple's anti-competitive behaviour
Apple's App Store rules "purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of the user experience—essentially acting as both a player and referee to deliberately disadvantage other app developers".
15 Mar 2019
Spotify is letting users fix inaccurate music info
Some of the data categories listeners are invited to make suggestions for include: explicitness, genre, aliases, languages, mood and tags.
13 Mar 2018
Spotify launches a new multimedia format called Spotlight
Spotify launched its new multimedia format, Spotlight, which introduces visual layers to complement the listening experience for podcasts.
05 Mar 2018
Marketing Melodies partners with Spotify to kill bad background music
Soundtrack Your Brand was founded in Sweden in 2013, with a mission to kill bad background music...
20 Dec 2017
SoundHound is getting an AI voice interaction upgrade
The SoundHound app redesign brings AI voice technology to the forefront of the user experience...
01 Sep 2017
Game to your favourite tunes: The Spotify app has finally arrived on Xbox One
Spotify has been available on PS4 for several months, but now the music streaming service is available now on Xbox One.
09 Aug 2017
Never lose your running rhythm: Spotify and Jaybird create an all-in-one music app
Users won’t need to switch between apps while running anymore, eliminating the risk of tripping while looking at your phone...
03 Aug 2017
Music streaming service Pandora shuts down services for A/NZ
"After diligent analysis, we have decided to discontinue our operations in Australia and New Zealand"
29 Jun 2017
Spotify: Tunes with a side of weather
AccuWeather and Spotify launch “Climatune”, combining weather and listening data to rveal perfect playlists, rain or shine.
08 Feb 2017
Spotify Free hits sour note with infected ads
“As an extra safety step, we are going to guide Android app users to upgrade over the next few days.”
14 Oct 2016
Spotify launches playlist personally curated for each listener
"You can hopefully spend less time maintaining playlists and more time enjoying the music that you love."
03 Oct 2016
Spark ups its data game on pay monthly plans
"We don’t think anyone else offers more value to customers." Spark will give up to 60% more mobile data to its pay monthly cutsomers
06 Sep 2016
Never miss a beat with Spotify's latest update
"With Release Radar, we wanted to create the simplest way for you to find all the newly released music that matters the most to you in one playlist.”
08 Aug 2016
Game of Thrones finale sees interest peak on Spotify
Last week’s thrilling season finale of Game of Thrones has seen interest in the television show’s Season 6 soundtrack peak on Spotify.
04 Jul 2016
They've still got it: The Beatles out-perform top Spotify artists
Spotify announced than in just over three months, users around the world have listened to the band for the equivalent of 2,793 years.
11 Apr 2016
Spark and Spotify renew streaming vows
Spotify has extended its exclusive partnership with Spark, in a deal that will see Spark offer Spotify services for a further two years
21 Mar 2016
Clinton smashes glass ceilings with Spotify playlist
The democratic presidential hopeful's playlist is a mixed bag, with tracks from Beyonce, Florence + The Machine, M.I.A and Madonna.
10 Mar 2016
New Spotify feature helps users 'discover' undiscovered music
“These are the tastemakers that are predicting what music trendsetters will soon be listening to and we’re surfacing those tunes for you.”
04 Mar 2016
Spotify gets sexy for Valentine's Day
Spotify has jumped into the Valentine’s Day party and launched a new feature called Love Notes, and also revealed the top sex songs in New Zealand.
12 Feb 2016
Is the Windows 10 new music app a Spotify clone?
Microsoft has released a glimpse of what it is planning for its music app coming with Windows 10, and it looks an awful lot like Spotify.
26 May 2015
Spotify picks up its game with a slew of new features
Spotify's response to the growing competition in the music streaming space is to become a ' 24-hour entertainment destination'.
21 May 2015
Ed Sheeran aids Kiwis to sleep, says Spotify
People in New Zealand are listening to Ed Sheeran on Spotify to help them go to sleep.
16 Apr 2015
Apple attempts to lock down Taylor Swift for music app
Apple is reportedly in talks with music artists in order to gain exclusive content for its upcoming music service, Beats Music.
14 Apr 2015
Apple revamps Music; streaming service on its way?
Apple's new beta for iOS 8.4 includes an early preview of a revamped Music app, prompting increased speculation of a streaming service in the offing.
14 Apr 2015