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Spotify tests TikTok-style vertically-scrolling videos feed

Spotify is testing a new TikTok-style feed of videos that users of its mobile app can scroll vertically through. It was spotted by tech veteran Chris Messina, whose tweet about spotting the new 'Discover' button and feed...
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Spotify has $3.5bn earmarked for next phase of audio expansion

Remember the days, in 2019, when Spotify made a splash with the promise of spending up to $500m on podcast acquisitions that year? That's beginning to look like just an appetiser. Chief financial officer Paul Vogel says...
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Spotify Wrapped 2021 mailout will include artist merch links

Having announced a deal with ecommerce giant Shopify in October, Spotify is making a big push on merch sales through its service.
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Spotify bins album-shuffle button at Adele’s request

Adele's latest achievement is killing off Spotify's shuffle button! Well, sort of. There are some misleading headlines out there about the change.
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Spotify takes lyrics feature global and reveals merch data

Spotify is taking its synchronised lyrics feature global, having launched it in 26 countries last year. As of yesterday, the feature is live globally in Spotify's mobile, desktop, console and TV apps. The company's partner...
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Rights data startup Session gets £1m from Spotify and YouTube

Session is the startup formerly known as Auddly, co-founded by Abba's Björn Ulvaeus and songwriter-producers Max Martin and Niclas Mollinder.
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Spotify roundup: Christmas songs, expansion, podcasts and more

Spotify is having a busy month, it's fair to say. Today's roundup includes Christmas songs, expansion, podcasts and more.
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Global value of music copyright grew 2.7% to $32.5bn in 2020

Spotify chief economist Will Page publishes his annual 'Global Value of Music Copyright' analysis weaving three reports together.
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Spotify makes latest audiobooks move with Findaway acquisition

Spotify has made its latest acquisition in the non-music audio space, and it represents another step forward in the company's strategy to get into audiobooks.
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Spotify revamps its charts including new genre and city lists

Spotify is shaking up its charts with a set of new rankings, and a new destination website to show them off.
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Latin tracks are streamed over 20bn times a month on Spotify

Spotify is launching a new promotional campaign for its 'Viva Latino' playlist, which now has more than 11.3 million followers. The campaign is accompanied by some new figures from the streaming service about Latin music...
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Access Now steps up Spotify pressure over voice recognition

Spotify filed a patent for a mood-reading voice assistant in 2018, but it only hit the headlines in March 2020. It has proved controversial...