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Camila Cabello hits 1bn Spotify streams for ‘Havana’

Congratulations to Camila Cabello, whose track ‘Havana’ has just reached the milestone of one billion Spotify streams. A landmark in itself, but what surprised us was that it’s the first time any woman has hit that...
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Ozuna album soars: how do Spotify and YouTube streams compare?

Ozuna is the latest Latin American star taking western charts by storm, with his second album ‘Aura’ breaking US records for the biggest week of streams for a Latin release.
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Spotify’s Hot Country playlist hits milestone of 5m followers

Spotify’s flagship country-music playlist Hot Country has just reached a new milestone: five million followers.
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Triton Digital metrics show Spotify overtaking Pandora in US

Triton Digital is the company that measures online digital-audio listening in the US and Latin America, with a metric of ‘average active sessions’ designed to make sense of the online-radio and streaming worlds for advertisers...
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Spotify’s US student Hulu bundle adds Showtime subscription

It’s nearly a year since Spotify launched a $5-a-month package for students in the US that included a subscription to video-streaming service Hulu as well as its own music offering. Now the Spotify Premium for Students...
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Report: labels troubled by growth of family streaming plans

In the IFPI’s latest Global Music Report, the industry body claimed that at the end of 2017 there were 176 million ‘users of paid subscription accounts’ globally – a figure that includes people on family plans who...
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Spotify secures exclusive on The Joe Budden podcast

We’re some way past the era of single-service exclusives on new albums, bar the odd outlier. But we could be entering a new wave of exclusivity agreements for another kind of content that’s increasingly prominent on streaming...
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Analyst ups Spotify forecast based on ancillary revenues

If you’ve followed any of Spotify’s recent press or analyst/investor events, you’ll have heard the phrase ‘two-sided marketplace’ a lot.
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Spotify takes podcast bootcamp for women of colour to London

Earlier this year, Spotify ran a ‘Sound Up Bootcamp’ in the US for women of colour, picking 10 from more than 18,000 applicants for a week-long series of educational sessions to help them develop their podcasts. Now...
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Netflix joins Spotify in bypassing Apple in-app subscriptions

Netflix is testing changes to the way it charges iOS users for its monthly subscriptions – and that’s a move that will be of intense interest to the music-streaming world in the coming days and weeks. TechCrunch has...
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Spotify launches vodka-backed podcast series Ebb & Flow

Spotify’s push into podcasts continues with the launch of Ebb & Flow, a ‘branded original’ podcast focusing on hip-hop and R&B. Hosted by DJ Jasmine Solano, it promises to focus on “the hustlers, dreamers and...
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Spotify defends itself against criticism from Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj gave Spotify a roistering in a series of tweets this weekend, alleging that the streaming service pulled promotion for her new album ‘Queen’ after she played it early on her Beats 1 show. Yesterday, Spotify...