Spotify Royalty Payments

Songwriters earn just $90 for every 1 million streams on Spotify

By on September 24, 2015 at 7:50 PM.

Songwriters earn just $90 for every 1 million streams on Spotify

The music industry isn’t in turmoil, but it’s undeniably in the midst of a transformation. These days, services like YouTube, Pandora and Spotify make it easier than ever for fans to discover new music and listen to old favorites. At the same time, many musicians have expressed concern that the economic model of a streaming-based music economy simply isn’t viable.

During a roundtable discussion on copyright issues at Belmont University in Nashville this week, songwriter Kevin Kadish said that he earned just $5,679 for more than 178 million streams of the song “All About That Bass“, a hit song he co-wrote for singer Meghan Trainor.

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Spotify Privacy Policy Update

Spotify fixes controversial privacy policy with language you can understand – here’s what you need to know

By on September 4, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Spotify fixes controversial privacy policy with language you can understand – here’s what you need to know

Two weeks ago, Spotify updated its privacy policy with language that ignited a wave of backlash from faithful users, as the company almost suggested it’ll collect even more data about you and use it for different purposes, some related to new Spotify features and others potentially related to advertising. The company, via its CEO, immediately explained that it’ll get that data only if you agree to hand it over, putting to rest the privacy-related concerns.

However, Spotify made new changes to its privacy policy, further clarifying the language. More →

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Spotify Privacy Policy Spying Fix

Spotify users are freaking out about its new privacy policy – here’s what you need to know

By on August 21, 2015 at 11:05 AM.

Spotify users are freaking out about its new privacy policy – here’s what you need to know

Spotify just updated its terms of service with language that further details the kind of data collection it practices, and why it does it. While some of the text additions and changes and might not actually have an adverse impact on users, the fact still remains that Spotify wants to collect even more data about you, in line with what other companies are also doing. Unlike others, though, Spotify doesn’t seem ready to let you do anything about it. More →

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Spotify Ad Supported Tier

Spotify’s free streaming tier may be getting a shakeup

By on August 11, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

Spotify’s free streaming tier may be getting a shakeup

A new report claims that Spotify may be adjusting its business model in the near future. While the popular streaming music site currently offers both premium and ad-supported tiers, DigitalMusicNews relays that Spotify may soon be shifting its focus towards its premium business.

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Import Spotify Playlists to Apple Music

How to move your Spotify playlists to Apple Music

By on July 10, 2015 at 12:44 PM.

How to move your Spotify playlists to Apple Music

Now that Apple Music has officially launched, many Spotify users are trying to figure out the best way to export their playlists from one service to the other. Unfortunately, there’s no easy solution for this dilemma, but don’t worry — you won’t have to manually recreate every single playlist if you don’t want to. More →

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Netflix Spotify Amazon Prime Subscription Costs

This Simple Tool Shows How Much You’re Paying for Netflix, Spotify and Other Subscriptions Each Month

By on July 6, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

This Simple Tool Shows How Much You’re Paying for Netflix, Spotify and Other Subscriptions Each Month

The entertainment world is moving more toward a subscription-based business model in which we pay monthly fees in exchange for the rights to stream an unlimited amount of content through our phones, computers and TVs. That said, all these subscriptions can add up to a lot of money if you subscribe to a lot of them, which is why we were pleased to see that The Wall Street Journal has created a simple, easy-to-use tool for figuring out what your total monthly subscription budget really is. More →

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Apple Music Vs Spotify

Apple Music vs Spotify: A Visual Comparison

By on July 2, 2015 at 4:57 PM.

Apple Music vs Spotify: A Visual Comparison

After months of anticipation, Apple Music is finally out in the wild. Thus far, initial reviews of Apple’s foray into the streaming music business have been largely positive, aside from a few expected software glitches that will hopefully be ironed out in the coming days.

Of course, Apple Music is entering an already saturated market currently dominated by Spotify. What’s more, Spotify, in addition to being beloved by millions of users, has a multi-year head start on Apple Music.

All of this begs the question: How does Apple Music compare to Spotify?

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Apple Music Controls

Should You Ditch Spotify? Apple Music’s New Features Explained

By on July 2, 2015 at 1:39 PM.

Should You Ditch Spotify? Apple Music’s New Features Explained

With Apple Music now out of the bag, Chris Johnston of The Guardian recently penned a piece detailing just the myriad of new listening options users can now dive into and enjoy. Without question, Apple Music is Apple’s most ambitious music project to date, and in turn, there’s a completely new UI to learn.

Somewhat strangely, Apple hasn’t really put out an easy to digest cheat sheet laying out how to navigate Apple Music. Thankfully, Johnston steps in and fills in some of these blanks.

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Spotify Paid Subscribers 20 Million

Dethroning Spotify just got a lot harder for Apple

By on June 10, 2015 at 6:55 PM.

Dethroning Spotify just got a lot harder for Apple

Apple Music’s bar for success just got higher. Spotify on Wednesday reported that it now has 20 million paid subscribers, up from the 15 million paid subscribers it had in January. In total, Spotify now has 75 million users, up from the 60 million users it reported earlier this year. The new paid subscribers number is also double the 10 million paid subscribers that Spotify reported in May of 2014. More →

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Apple Music Spotify Family Streaming Prices

Why you’ll love Apple Music even if you’re not going to use it

By on June 9, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Why you’ll love Apple Music even if you’re not going to use it

One of the most important Apple announcements coming from WWDC 2015 concerns music. Apple has finally announced its Beats-based music streaming service, which will be available starting with late June on iOS 8.4, Mac and Windows devices, and on Android in the fall. Most importantly, Apple Music is already changing the music streaming landscape, and you’ll totally love it, even if you don’t plan to ever use it. More →

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Apple Music Vs Spotify

Sony Music CEO explains how Apple Music can compete with Spotify

By on June 8, 2015 at 11:40 AM.

Sony Music CEO explains how Apple Music can compete with Spotify

Over the weekend, Sony Music CEO Doug Morris effectively confirmed that Apple later today will finally take the wraps off of Apple Music, the company’s own on-demand streaming music service.

While the impending launch of Apple Music is hardly breaking news in and of itself, Morris did articulate why he thinks Apple Music is poised to succeed, even in the face of strong competition from the likes of Spotify. Though Spotify currently boasts over 60 million active users, Morris believes Apple can make up a lot of ground quickly because they’ll actually be able to advertise.

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Apple Music vs. Spotify: Streaming Music Price

Record labels are still trying to squeeze more money from Apple before Apple Music launches

By on June 5, 2015 at 6:45 PM.

Record labels are still trying to squeeze more money from Apple before Apple Music launches

In a few days, Apple will introduce a new music product that’s supposed to take on rivals from Spotify, Google and others. However, it looks like Apple and record labels are still not done with negotiations, although both sides desperately want this Apple Music partnership. More →

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