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Spotify Stock

Spotify finally goes public with a valuation of nearly $24 billion

April 3rd, 2018

Over the past 12 years, Spotify has slowly but surely transformed from a niche service beloved by hardcore music lovers into a mainstream juggernaut with nearly 160 million users. Seeking to take the company to the next level, the Swedish-based company signaled its intention to go public this past February. With the company having been …

Apple Music Vs Spotify

Apple Music now boasts more than 38 million subscribers

March 12th, 2018

Apple Music may have gotten off to a shaky start, but the streaming service now boasts more than 38 million subscribers according to a recent statement from Apple executive Eddy Cue. Last we heard, Apple just last month noted that Apple Music had 36 million subscribers, which is to say the company’s streaming service saw a …

Spotify Premium free APK hack removed

Hack that made some Spotify accounts Premium for free is being disabled

March 5th, 2018

Spotify, known for being the world’s biggest subscription music service, actually has more free accounts than paid subscribers. Free accounts get a limited version of the true Spotify experience, and have to tolerate frequent ads — unless users fire up hacked apps that serve up the full Spotify Premium service without having to pay. Now …

Spotify IPO

Spotify files for $1 billion IPO

February 28th, 2018

After months of anticipation, Spotify is finally going public. Earlier this afternoon, the music-streaming giant completed the requisite paperwork with the SEC and will file for an IPO for an estimated $1 billion. Spotify will soon be listed under the ticker symbol SPOT on the New York Stock Exchange.

Spotify smart speaker

Spotify might be next in line to build its own smart speaker

February 20th, 2018

Apple may be the new kid on the block in the smart speaker market, but one of its competitors might soon attempt to steal its thunder with hardware of its own. This week, MusicAlly spotted several new job listings on Spotify’s website which suggest that the streaming service is ramping up efforts to launch its …

Best streaming services prices CRB decision

Streaming services will have to pay more for music, government decides

January 29th, 2018

Streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music might be about to get more expensive, thanks to a decision from the Copyright Royalty Board. The CRB, which determines how much songwriters and music publishers are paid by streaming services, handed down a ruling early Saturday that boosts the amount of revenue songwriters and publishers will receive …