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SoundCloud announced today that it is adding distribution to its self-monetization Premier program. Those who are eligible in the open beta will now be... more
SoundCloud adds a music distribution service to its premium subscriptions  TechCrunch · 3 days
Last year, Spotify took a stake in music distribution service DistroKid. Apple acquired Platoon. And today, SoundCloud announced it’s adding its own music distribution tools to its premium... more
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Spotify says it paid $340M to buy Gimlet and Anchor  TechCrunch · 7 days
Spotify doubled down on podcasts last week with a double deal to buy podcast networks Gimlet and Anchor. Those acquisitions were initially undisclosed, but Spotify has quietly confirmed... more
Peltarion raises $20M for its AI platform  TechCrunch · 1 week
Peltarion, a Swedish startup founded by former execs from companies like Spotify, Skype, King, TrueCaller and Google, today announced that it has raised a $20 million Series A funding round led by Euclidean Capital,... more
Qobuz takes on Spotify and Tidal by banking on sound quality - CNET  CNET · 1 week
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Software pirates hijack Apple tech and release rip-off iPhone apps  Sky News · 1 week
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Pirates using Apple tech to put hacked apps on iPhones  Sky News · 1 week
Hacked versions of iPhone apps such as Spotify, Minecraft and Pokemon Go have been distributed by software pirates who have hijacked Apple's technology. more
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The barrage of applications taking advantage of Apple’s enterprise certificate program continues today. Reuters reports that software distributors have been using the program to... more
Over 200 million tracks have been uploaded to SoundCloud  THE VERGE · 1 week
SoundCloud announced in a blog post today that the 200 millionth track has been uploaded to the platform.... more
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Spotify explicitly bans ad-blockers, will kick you off for using them - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
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Spotify will now suspend or terminate accounts it finds are using ad blockers  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Spotify will take a harder stance on ad blockers in its updated terms of service. In an email to users today, the... more
Spotify bans ad blockers in updated Terms of Service  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Spotify is now explicitly banning ad blockers, as stated in an updated Terms of Service policy sent out... more
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Stream music to any speaker with Amazon's discounted Echo Input  Windows Central · 2 weeks
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Spotify's Podcast Acquisitions Will Bring Lots of Money Into Tiny Industry  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
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Spotify takes a big jump into the podcasting game  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
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Spotify tunes in to podcast popularity  Sky News · 2 weeks
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Why Spotify is betting big on podcasting  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Podcasting revenues hit $314 million in 2017, according to a third-party survey released last summer. It’s a large number for what’s been historically regarded as a niche and difficult to monetize medium, but still... more
Daily Crunch: Spotify buys Gimlet and Anchor  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
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Spotify buys Gimlet, Anchor to ramp up its podcast game  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Music streaming service Spotify is buying podcast companies Gimlet and Anchor as it looks to take on Apple's popular iTunes' podcasts more
Spotify gets serious about podcasts with two acquisitions  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Spotify is fully committing to building a podcast network today. The music streaming giant has acquired Gimlet Media and Anchor... more
Spotify buys Gimlet and Anchor in podcast push, earmarks $500M for more deals  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Spotify is going after podcasts in a major way in 2019. The music streaming service today confirmed that it has snapped up... more
Spotify Reports Surprise Profit in Q4, Announces Acquisition of Gimlet Media, Anchor  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
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Spotify reports 29% rise in MAUs to 207M but misses on Q4 revenues of $1.702B  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
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Spotify Reaches 96M Paid Subscribers Compared to Apple Music's 'Over 50 Million'  MacRumors · 2 weeks
Spotify today shared its Q4 2018 earnings report, detailing a 36 percent growth in Spotify Premium subscribers from the year-ago quarter. Specifically, Spotify now... more
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Spotify is reportedly in talks to acquire podcast company Gimlet Media  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Streaming music service Spotify is in “advanced” talks to acquire start-up podcast network Gimlet... more
TCV closes record $3B fund to invest in consumer internet, IT infrastructure and services  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
On the back of a strong showing for portfolio company Spotify going public last year and several biggies like Airbnb... more
TCV closes $3B fund aimed at consumer internet, IT infrastructure and services  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
On the back of a strong showing for portfolio company Spotify going public last year and several biggies like Airbnb also slated to list... more
Listen to your Spotify playlists offline for $69 - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
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Scribd has more than 1M paying subscribers  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Subscription ebook and audiobook service Scribd says it’s grown to more than 1 million subscribers. It still has a long way to go before reaching the heights of Netflix (nearly 150 million subscribers) or... more
Spotify Releases Feature to Block Specific Artists  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Spotify has stealthily released an option to mute certain artists on its mobile app, a much-requested feature that comes amid calls to remove music from artists like R. Kelly over abuse allegations. more
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