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Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (27 May)

There’s still some good news amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Start today with a new aspect to Tencent and Universal Music Group’s partnership: teaming up to deliver personal protective equipment (PPE) to...
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Spotify says Chill Vibes playlist growth is boost for new artists

We know that chillout music is having a big moment during the Covid-19 pandemic, but one of Spotify’s editors has been making the case for this as a boost for new artists. The streaming service’s ‘Chill...
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Spotify ditches its 10,000-song limit for listener libraries

We’d like to know the history of Spotify’s 10,000-song limit on saving tracks to people’s libraries. It’s been there since the early days, and in recent years more and more people have been bumping...
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Spotify’s artist donations feature attracts more criticism

A feature published by the Guardian newspaper in which musicians were asked a series of questions about ‘pop’s future after coronavirus’ has seen some blistering criticism of Spotify’s ‘Artist...
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Joe Rogan’s Spotify deal: the follow-on analysis continues

Journalists are continuing to pick over the ramifications of Spotify’s exclusive licensing deal for podcast The Joe Rogan Experience. The New York Times has some useful insights on the way Rogan’s success “was...
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Spotify pays $100m+ for Joe Rogan podcast, adds $1bn+ to market cap

People often ask how the economics of podcasting work. Well, here's how they worked for Spotify yesterday. The streaming service announced an exclusive licensing deal with one of the biggest podcasts, The Joe Rogan Experience. The...
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Spotify countersues Sosa Entertainment alleging stream fraud

In November 2019, we reported on the latest lawsuit filed against Spotify, from music company Sosa Entertainment and its sister firm Pro Music Rights. They claimed that Spotify had not paid the full royalties for more than...
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Music Ally Startup Files: Radiant’s Spotify-powered DJ is an AI

Squeezing new uses from existing technology sparks creative revolutions. Dancing to recorded music was weird until someone who understood the crowd started to link the right songs together in the right place, and created...
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Spotify for Artists is now for their labels too

The Spotify for Artists dashboard is no longer just for artists. “We’re bringing artist teams, labels and distributors to Spotify for Artists so you can manage your profile, see and analyze your data and pitch to...
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Bad Bunny’s ‘Safaera’ returns to Spotify after sample dispute

Fans of Puerto Rican star Bad Bunny had been raging last week after his ‘Safaera’ song was removed from Spotify. Now it’s back, along with an explanation from the streaming service about why it had been...
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Spotify’s Baila Reggaeton playlist now has 10m followers

Seven years after its launched, Spotify’s flagship Baila Reggaeton playlist has reached a notable milestone: 10 million followers. Created to showcase the popular reggae/dancehall fusion genre from Latin America, it...
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Spotify promo looks to lure back former subscribers

There’s an art and science to streaming service promotional offers, from the length of free trials to the ‘X months for $0.99’ deals that roll out regularly from various DSPs. Spotify announced its latest...