Spotify Vs. Taylor Swift

Spotify CEO explains why Taylor Swift should be grateful to his company

By on November 11, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Spotify CEO explains why Taylor Swift should be grateful to his company

Last week we learned that pop star Taylor Swift decided to remove all her music from Spotify because she felt that it doesn’t “fairly compensate the writers, producers, artists, and creators of this music” and that she couldn’t “agree with perpetuating the perception that music has no value and should be free.” Now Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has responded to Swift’s criticism by saying that she and other artists should be grateful to the service because otherwise pirates would just steal their music and they wouldn’t make any money. More →

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Taylor Swift explains why she took all of her music off of Spotify

By on November 7, 2014 at 4:45 PM.

Taylor Swift explains why she took all of her music off of Spotify

Artists have been leveling their complaints against Spotify and similar services for years, but few have enough clout to remove themselves from the world of streaming music entirely. After all, some money is better than no money, right? Not for Taylor Swift. This week, she became the latest artist to publicly denounce Spotify and remove all of her albums from the service. More →

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Spotify Vs. Beats Music Prices

The streaming price wars are coming – and they’re a music fan’s dream come true

By on October 20, 2014 at 1:52 PM.

The streaming price wars are coming – and they’re a music fan’s dream come true

There really has never been a better time to be a music fan — particularly if you’re a music fan who loves exploring vast catalogs of music that you won’t find on any top 40 radio stations. Pandora and Spotify have proven to be the two most popular music streaming services so far but there are plenty of competitors that are lining up to take the crown, led by Apple and its newly acquired Spotify rival Beats Music. All this added competition can only mean one thing: Streaming price wars are coming. More →

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Top 10 Music Streaming Services

These are the 10 most popular music streaming services

By on August 14, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

These are the 10 most popular music streaming services

Listening to unlimited music within the confines of the law is now possible thanks to the advent of music streaming services, but deciding which service to use is becomingly increasingly complicated. Writing for Time, FindTheBest declares that there are currently 102 individual streaming services on the market that allow users to stream music for as long as they want — some for free, others for a low monthly fee. More →

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5 awesome alternatives to Spotify and Pandora

By on July 31, 2014 at 4:01 PM.

5 awesome alternatives to Spotify and Pandora

When we think about music streaming services, we typically think of either the ones being offered by tech giants such as Google and Apple, or we think of the ever-popular third-party apps such as Spotify and Pandora. However, LifeHacker’s Alan Henry has put together a great list of music streaming services that he says you should use instead of the service you’re currently addicted to. More →

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Showdown: Everything you need to know about the top streaming music services

By on June 13, 2014 at 11:34 AM.

Showdown: Everything you need to know about the top streaming music services

Amazon quietly took the wraps off of its new streaming music service earlier this week, and the reception thus far has been mixed. Some see Prime Music as a nice value-add for Amazon Prime users who now have yet another unlimited digital service to enjoy for their annual $99 subscription. Others see it as a half-baked product that doesn’t compete at all with established leaders in the market. Wherever you stand on the matter, the launch of Amazon’s new streaming music service marks a terrific time to revisit all of the top options out there and see how they stack up. More →

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Spotify Customer Data Breach

Spotify announces serious data breach – here’s what you need to know

By on May 27, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Spotify announces serious data breach – here’s what you need to know

Spotify on Tuesday announced that a hacker had broken into its systems and used it to access internal company data. The company says that so far only one of its users’ accounts has been compromised in the breach so far, but it’s nonetheless taking extra steps to ensure its customers’ private data stays safe.

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Spotify 10 Million Subscribers

Spotify is now 10 million subscribers strong

By on May 21, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Spotify is now 10 million subscribers strong

One of the most popular music streaming services in the world just hit another major milestone. Spotify announced on its blog on Wednesday that it now has over 10 million paying subscribers and 40 million active users across the 56 markets in which the service is available. Last March, the company reported that it had 6 million subscribers, which means that the latest data shows a 66% increase in paying users in just over a year. More →

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Sprint Spotify Six Month Trial

Sprint just became the best carrier in the world for music fans

By on April 29, 2014 at 11:26 AM.

Sprint just became the best carrier in the world for music fans

Sprint has struggled to keep up recently as it’s faced major pressure from T-Mobile’s “Uncarrier” campaign and its own “Framily” campaign has been flat-out frightening at times. That said, Sprint may have finally come up with a way to lure some new subscribers on Tuesday as it announced that starting on May 9th, both new and existing customers who subscribe to its “Framily” plans will get a free six-month trial of music streaming service Spotify. More →

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Spotify Redesign Updates Your Music

Video: Spotify introduces a new look and better music management

By on April 2, 2014 at 7:35 PM.

Video: Spotify introduces a new look and better music management

Spotify, arguably the most robust music streaming service on the market, just received its biggest overhaul yet. Every incarnation of Spotify from the mobile app to the desktop app to the web player has been completely redesigned, sporting a new, darker theme and some welcome features. If you’ve ever used Spotify before, it’ll be easy to spot the differences in version 1.0 — not only has the app been given a fresh coat of paint, the font has been spruced up, the menu is cleaner and everything is easier to access. More →

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Spotify Subscription Prices College Students

Spotify cuts subscription prices in half for college students

By on March 25, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Spotify cuts subscription prices in half for college students

As the music streaming market becomes increasingly crowded, each service is finding new ways to stand out. iTunes Radio teamed up with NPR, Samsung’s Milk Music doesn’t have ads and now Spotify has revealed a new 50% discount for college students in the United States. This offer has been available to students in the UK for about two years, but this is the first time American students will have the option to get Spotify Premium for $4.99 a month. If you’re a student at any accredited university in the U.S., you can take advantage of this offer right away. You’ll also be able to reactivate the offer for three additional years, giving you the ability to “graduate to Spotify,” if you so choose. Check out the offer right here.

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iTunes Radio Vs. Spotify Vs. Pandora

iTunes Radio is popular but not even close to a ‘Pandora killer’

By on March 11, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

iTunes Radio is popular but not even close to a ‘Pandora killer’

It hasn’t taken very long for Apple’s iTunes Radio to rise up in popularity. Via MacRumors, a new survey of American consumers conducted by Edison Research and Statista has found that iTunes Radio is now the third-most popular music streaming service and has leapt ahead of Spotify. Overall, the survey found that 8% of people surveyed said that they’d listened to iTunes Radio within the last month, more than the 6% who said that they’d listened to Spotify and the 3% who said they’d listened to Google Play All Access. More →

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