Spotify has started testing a new sponsored content option for free users of the service. This content will give music labels the ability to get their music in the ears of people for some paid promotion.
A new report released by Nielsen shows that users in the US streamed more than 1.2 billion songs per day, compared to the 734 million songs that were downloaded over the course of 2016. The report also shows that Americans streamed 431 billion songs over the course of the year.
Spotify is beloved by many, but the company has yet to turn a profit. That will change in 2017 since Spotify's focus will swing towards profitability. This may also include an IPO. At the moment, Spotify is valued at $8 billion.
Amazon Music Unlimited is the newest music streaming service available. The service is similar to what Apple, Spotify and Google are offering, but Amazon does throw in a few discounts for those who are Amazon Prime subscribers. The general monthly subscription is $10, but Amazon Prime...
Spotify has finally inked out the necessary licensing deals and it now available in Japan. The invite-only beta offers a free (ad-supported) option and a 980 yen/month ($9.70 USD) subscription. Launching in Japan is a huge step forward for Spotify since it's the second largest music market on...
Amazon is looking into building a new music subscription service to take on the likes of Apple and Spotify, while being priced at $10 a month. The company is also looking into another option that would only work with Amazon's Echo hardware, but would be priced at just $5 per month.
Streaming music services have turned the music industry upside-down from a business standpoint. Spotify has pledged their allegiance to artists, announcing that they've got several projects in the works - including an artist publishing dashboard - to help them earn their fair share.