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Spotify steps up artist merch efforts with Shopify deal

Earlier this year, Spotify's chief content and advertising business officer Dawn Ostroff said that nearly 370,000 artists had featured tickets or merch on their profiles, and promised that "looking ahead we’re going to...
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Spotify plans hiring spree for advertising sales staff

Spotify's head of advertising business Lee Brown has signalled the company's plans to go on a hiring spree outside North America to bolster its ad revenues.
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Adele’s new single breaks records on Spotify and Amazon Music

Adele released her comeback single 'Easy On Me' on Friday, and late that day both Spotify and Amazon Music announced that it had broken records on their services.
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Spotify opens up Car Thing speaker to more buyers in the US

People who'd signed up for the Car Thing waiting list will be invited to buy one for $79.99, although they'll need a Spotify Premium subscription to use it.
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eMarketer publishes latest figures on US digital audio listeners

Spotify could have more than 100 million listeners in the US by 2025, if research firm eMarketer’s latest predictions are on the mark.
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Coldplay kicks off a lyrical treasure hunt with Spotify

If you’re a major artist in 2021, you need to find different ways of working with the various global streaming services, ensuring that none of them feel left out of your pre-release campaign while (ideally) tapping into...
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Humble Angel Records launches app for Spotify playlist alerts

Humble Angel Records is the streaming-focused imprint launched by former Playlists·net and WMG executive Kieron Donoghue in 2018. Now the company is diversifying beyond simply releasing tracks by releasing an app. Available...
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Spotify adds more emerging artists to its Fresh Finds program

Earlier this year, Spotify expanded its ‘Fresh Finds’ playlists into an artist development program. It launched with four emerging artists: Wallice, Unusual Demont, Julia Wolf and Ekkstacy. Today, Spotify is adding four...
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Spotify sells artist services site SoundBetter back to its founders

In September 2019, Spotify bought SoundBetter, a website helping musicians to find collaborators including songwriters, studio musicians, producers and mixing/mastering engineers, as well as studios to record in. Two years...
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Spotify reveals more details of its advertising expansion

The company has made it clear that it wants to put some welly behind its advertising business to make that a bigger proportion of its revenues.
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YouTube removes R. Kelly channels as pressure mounts on DSPs

Musician R. Kelly was recently found guilty on eight counts of sex trafficking and an additional count of racketeering in his recent trial.
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Spotify explains how indie artist mehro used Discovery Mode

A blog post yesterday explained how independent artist mehro has used Discovery Mode. His team turned it on for two tracks in August for the three weeks leading up to a new release.