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Apple Attacks Spotify For 'Trying To Squeeze Musicians, Songwriters' As App Dispute Escalates

UPDATED: Apple has attacked Spotify for "making ever-smaller contributions to the artists, musicians and songwriters - even going so far as to take these creators to court." in an escalating battle that began over app store fees and practices. In a lengthy and strongly worded statement, Apple pushed back after Spotify filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. "In recent years, Apple has introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stif...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Eu, EK, European Commission, Streaming, App Store, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Songwriters, Bruce Houghton, Copyright Royalty Board


Apple Attacks Spotify For 'Tying To Squeeze... Artists Musicians, Songwriters' As App Dispute Escalates

Apple attacked Spotify for "making ever-smaller contributions to the artists, musicians and songwriters - even going so far as to take these creators to court." on Thursday in an escalating battle that began over app store fees and practices. In a lengthy and strongly worded statement, Apple pushed back after Spotify filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. "In recent years, Apple has introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stifl...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Eu, EK, European Commission, Streaming, App Store, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Songwriters, Bruce Houghton, Copyright Royalty Board


Spotify Accuses Apple Of Unfair Business Monopoly Practices

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says that if Spotify pays this cut it has to “artificially inflate” its prices “well above the price of Apple Music.” But if it doesn’t pay, Apple applies “a series of technical and experience-limiting restrictions” that make Spotify an inferior experience. Ek also notes that Apple “routinely blocks our experience-enhancing upgrades,” including locking Spotify and other competitors out of Apple services like Siri, HomePod, and Apple Watch. – The Verge
Tags: Apple, Art, Spotify, Music, EK, Daniel Ek, Siri HomePod, 03.13.19


Spotify CEO Daniel Ek's Statement On EU Anti-Competition Complaint Against Apple [FULL TEXT]

Spotify it has filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. The complaint centers on the 30% Apple charges for app store subscriptions and purchases and polices that Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says,"deliberately disadvantage other app developers." The full text of Spotify CEO Daniel Ek's statement: My goal for Spotify is and has always been to reimagine the audio experience by giving consumers the best creativity and innovation we have to offer. For that to be...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, EC, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Bruce Houghton, Apple Apple, European Commission EC, Siri HomePod, EU Anti Trust Complaint Against Apple, EU Anti Competition Complaint Against Apple


Spotify Files EU Anti-Trust Complaint Against Apple

Spotify announced Wednesday that it has filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. The complaint is centered on the 30% that Apple charges for in app purchase and polices that Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says,"deliberately disadvantage other app developers."   "In recent years, Apple has introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of the user experience - essentially acting as both a player and referee to...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, US, Eu, EK, Streaming, EC, App Store, Daniel Ek, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Apple Apple, Siri HomePod, EU Anti Trust Complaint Against Apple


Spotify CEO Daniel Ek's Statement EU Anti-Competition Complaint Against Apple [FULL TEXT]

Spotify it has filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. The complaint centers on the 30% Apple charges for app store subscriptions and purchases and polices that Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says,"deliberately disadvantage other app developers." The full text of Spotify CEO Daniel Ek's statement: My goal for Spotify is and has always been to reimagine the audio experience by giving consumers the best creativity and innovation we have to offer. For that to be...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Streaming, EC, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Apps & Mobile, Bruce Houghton, Apple Apple, European Commission EC, Siri HomePod, EU Anti Trust Complaint Against Apple


Why Spotify Cares About India And Why it May Not Deliver

Spotify launched in India this week, despite a court action and very public dispute between the streamer and Warner Music,. MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan looks a why India matters so much to Spotify and why it may end up being disappointed. By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and the Music Industry blog Warner Music and Spotify have been involved in a rather unseemly and very public spat this week over Spotify’s India launch. I’ll leave for someone else, the discussions of the potential implications...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Europe, Music, Japan, China, India, US, Middle East, Tencent, Warner Music, North America, Daniel Ek, Latin America, Arpu


Spotify has launched in India

Spotify have finally launched in India after months of speculation, bringing their renowned music streaming service to 1.3 billion people. Spotify are trailblazers in music streaming and are leading the way in the West. They’ve been moving further East with their new launches and now they have launched after a long build up in the 2nd most populous country in the world: India. The launch brings Spotify’s extensive catalogue of music to India with all-new features that are finely tuned t...
Tags: Spotify, Music, India, Launch, Music Streaming, Streaming, Stream, Exclusive, Mumbai, Daniel Ek, Digital Music News, Music Stores, Punjabi, Bollywood Tollywood Kollywood, Mumbai Delhi Bangaluru, Cecilia Qvist Spotify


Why Spotify Isn't Simply A Music Company [Cherie Hu]

In this piece Cherie Hu looks at how Spotify's major investments in third party licensing deals and original podcast development are validating investor predictions and causing it to become the Netflix of audio while potentially putting its brand at risk. ____________________________________ Guest post by Cherie Hu on Medium On October 28, 2018, as I was on Spotify’s mobile app searching for a certain music playlist I had made for myself, I received the following, unsolicite...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Hbo, New York, London, Amy Schumer, Disney, Syfy, Bbc, Netflix, Pandora, Guest Post, EK, Npr


The Elusive Obelus: Streaming’s Issue With Denominators

Here Christian Castle details issues regarding streaming rates, and the problem in the formula which prevents the creation of long-term shareholder value, and instead gives an immediate short-term rush to the beneficiaries.  _______________________________ Guest post by Christian Castle of Music Tech Solutions “How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked. “Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually and then suddenly.” Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises. No matter how much people would like ...
Tags: Music, Guest Post, EK, Bill, World Trade Center, Daniel Ek, Music Business, Ernest Hemingway, Company, Mike, Poughkeepsie, D.I.Y, Publishing & Songwriting, Christian Castle of Music Tech Solutions


Billboard’s Power 100 List: The Right & Wrong

As such 'best ofs' are want to do, Billboard's recent Power 100 list of the music industry's most important people was met with some controversy by the industry as a whole, with many feeling the company's ranking missed the mark a bit. In this piece David Philp explores where Billboard went wrong, as well as some of things they were a little more accurate about. __________________________________ Guest post by Prof. David Kirk Philp of Music Biz 101 At the end of last week, Billb...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Mac, La, Pandora, Atlantic, Guest Post, Ariana Grande, Deutsche Bank, Nashville, Rob, Caa, Goldman Sachs, Daniel Ek, John Malone


Daniel Ek explains Spotify’s future in audio – not just music

In a new statement Daniel Ek discusses the future for Spotify as they move beyond music streaming to become an all-round audio platform in an ever-changing industry. Spotify’s founder and CEO, Daniel Ek has written a large statement on Spotify’s focus moving forward. In particular he talks about their evolution from a primarily music streaming service to an overall audio platform with radio and podcasts a priority moving forward. Although Ek makes clear, “this doesn’t make music any le...
Tags: Spotify, Podcast, Music, Podcasts, Radio, EK, Streaming, Stream, Daniel Ek, Digital Music News, Music Stores, Spotify We


Spotify Acquires Podcasters Gimlet, Anchor To Create 'Audio-First' Streaming Service

Spotify has acquired two giants in podcasting, Gimlet Media and Anchor. "Gimlet and Anchor will position us to become the leading platform for podcast creators around the world and the leading producer of podcasts," Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said in a statement. Gimlet is a major podcast content creator whose its include Homecoming, which was recently adapted into a critically acclaimed show on Amazon Prime, and the internet culture hit Reply All. The Gimlet deal is reported to be worth $200 ...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Music, EK, Daniel Ek, Gimlet, Bruce Houghton, Gimlet Media and Anchor Gimlet


There's "nothing social anymore about Spotify," say Users

Spotify is steadily becoming a less social service,  even as most social platforms from Facebook to TikToc are putting music front and center.  It's a contradiction that's not lost on some Spotify users. "Today I found out that in the section 'Discovered On' there are no other playlists anymore than the ones curated by Spotify themselves. They don't support people to create their own playlists and keep promoting nothing else than their own stuff. Another big disappointment in a line of ...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Music, Daniel Ek, Bruce Houghton, TikToc


Spotify are planning their expansion into India

Spotify are reportedly expanding into India and it could be as soon as the next six months that the massive territory get’s the West’s favourite music streaming service. A new article from Variety reports that Spotify are planning to launch in India within the next 6 months after adding 13 new markets to their 78-strong list of territories where their music streaming services are available. With their expected launch Spotify will also reportedly be extending their free trial period for new u...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spotify, Music, India, Office, Africa, Service, Launch, Streaming, Stream, Mumbai, Saavn, Daniel Ek, Google Play Music, Digital Music News


Spotify plan a launch in India within 6 months

Spotify are reportedly expanding into India and it could be as soon as the next six months that the massive territory get’s the West’s favourite music streaming service. A new article from Variety reports that Spotify are planning to launch in India within the next 6 months after adding 13 new markets to their 78-strong list of territories where their music streaming services are available. With their expected launch Spotify will also reportedly be extending their free trial period for new u...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spotify, Music, India, Office, Africa, Service, Launch, Streaming, Stream, Mumbai, Saavn, Daniel Ek, Google Play Music, Digital Music News


TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

This week, the most popular articles from Hypebot covered Apple's rewarding of its favorite music distribution partners, Spotify's plan to charge for some of its services, and how one artist got on an official Spotify playlist as an unknown artist. Apple Rewards 3 'Preferred Plus' Music Distribution Partners With Advanced Features, Analytics Spotify For Artists Will Charge For Some Services, Says CEO Daniel Ek How I Got On Official Spotify Playlists As An Unknown Indep...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Instagram, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Music Business, Owen Davie, Hypebot


Artists may have to pay for Spotify for Artists soon

Spotify’s artist platform offering fan insights, streaming analytics and customisation of their artist profile’s on the streaming service is going to be monetised – boo! hiss! Spotify’s third quarter for 2018 showed the streaming service is still growing at record speeds and is even approaching potential profitability. As Spotify solidify their position in music they are looking more at how they can restructure themselves to truly become profitable and escape the startup trap. But their earn...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Insights, Analytics, Platform, EK, Artists, Streaming, Daniel Ek, Artist, Independent, Digital Music News, Premium, Redburn, Nick Delfas, Customisation


Spotify For Artists Will Charge For Some Services, says CEO Daniel Ek

Spotify will charge for some Spotify For Artists products and services, CEO Daniel Ek stated during last week's earnings call. While "unlikely" that the it will charge for data, this mark's the first time that the streamer has said it will monetize any of the services that it has touted as empowering creators.   Spotify for Artists was brought up repeatedly during the earnings call: Charging For Spotify For Artists - Analyst Dick Delfa s asked,  " Do you have any plans to c...
Tags: Spotify, Music, EK, Streaming, Daniel Ek, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Eric Sheridan, D.I.Y, Spotify for Artists, Dick Delfa, Daniel Ek On Spotify, Spotify For Artists Will Charge For Some Services


Spotify For Artists Has Plan To Charge For Some Services, says CEO Daniel Ek

Spotify will charge for some Spotify For Artists products and services, CEO Daniel Ek stated during last week's earnings call. While "unlikely" that the it will charge for data, this mark's the first time that the streamer has said it will monetize any of the services that it has touted as empowering creators.   Spotify for Artists was brought up repeatedly during the earnings call: Charging For Spotify For Artists - Analyst Dick Delfa s asked,  " Do you have any plans to cha...
Tags: Spotify, Music, EK, Streaming, Daniel Ek, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Eric Sheridan, D.I.Y, Spotify for Artists, Charge For Some Services, Dick Delfa, Daniel Ek On Spotify


Can Spotify Ever Meet Stock Market Expectations?

Spotify stock his an all time low Thursday, despite a solid Q3 report. The drop came after the streamer was honest about its long term plan to put growth over profits.  "Spotify is building its business at a decent rate that meets/exceeds music industry expectations, but not investor expectations," writes MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan. _______________________ By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and the Music Industry Blog  adding four million subscribers and beating profit and revenue esti...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Netflix, Pandora, Tim Westergren, Streaming, Daniel Ek, Stock, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Tim, Mark Mulligan, Facebook Google Netflix Amazon


Is Spotify Negotiating To Invest In Universal Music?

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek refused to comment "on deal negotiations," when asked if the streamer was considering an investment in Universal Music Group. UMG corporate parent Vivendi is openly exploring investments in exchange for up to 50% of the world's largest music group. During the earnings call Q&A Thursday morning, Ek was asked if Spotify was considering an investment in UMG, as well as, the advantages and disadvantages of owning a portion of a major content partner.  Rather than deny...
Tags: Spotify, Music, EK, Tencent, Streaming, Daniel Ek, Vivendi, Music Business, Music Tech, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, Universal Music Group UMG


Spotify Passes 191M Users Fueled By Int'l Growth

Spotify reported continued user growth as part of an earnings report on Thursday morning. Monthly average users grew 28% year over year to 191 million at the end of Q3. Growth in emerging regions of Latin America and elsewhere outpaced growth in more established markets. Ad-Supported MAUs totaled 109 million at the end of the quarter, up 20% Y/Y.  Premium Subscribers totaled 87 million at the end of Q3, up 40% Y/Y, and up from 83 million just 3 months ago. Growth continues across Fa...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Music, Japan, UK, New York, Australia, Boston, US, Samsung, Showtime, SEC, Daniel Ek, Latin America, Arpu, Bruce Houghton


Is Spotify Already Too Big For Record Labels To Stop It From Competing With Them? [Mark Mulligan]

Spotify has made some radical moves lately including direct deals with artists that include cash advances to offering free Spotify distribution to all and then buying part of distributor DistroKid to help artists put their music on its competitors. Collectively, they are causing concern at the record labels.  But as analyst Mark Mulligan shows, there may not be much the labels can do about it. _______________________________ By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA from the Music Industry Blog S...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Taylor Swift, Netflix, EK, UN Security Council, Merlin, Drake, Daniel Ek, Amazon Prime Music, Umg, Bruce Houghton, Mark Mulligan, WMG, Fomo, SME


Spotify Is Now 10 - How Has It Impacted Music?

Although the Swedish streaming service couldn't have been introduced to the market at worse time, Spotify has managed to not only endure but grow. Now ten years in, we look at both the good and the bad brought about by the platform's presence in the music industry. ____________________________ Guest post from the Symphonic Blog. This post originally appeared on Global News and was written by Alan Cross. Oct.7, 2008, wasn’t the greatest time to release a disruptive new product. With ...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Sweden, Ipo, US, Ed Sheeran, Guest Post, Fleetwood Mac, Streaming, Norway, Drake, Alan, Daniel Ek, Music Business, Music Tech


Music's $20M A Month Man: Spotify's Daniel Ek Shows Tim Westergren How It’s Done

The industry gave a collective gasp of horror when founder Tim Westergren was pulling down $1,000,000 by selling of Pandora stock while simultaneously fighting artists with royalty loopholes. Chris Castle writes that Spotify's Daniel Ek is leaving Westergren in the financial dust with a monthly windfall of $20 million. __________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle from Music Technology Policy Remember when we were all appalled that Pandora founder Tim Westergren was making $1,000...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Pandora, Guest Post, EK, Tim Westergren, Streaming, Nashville, SEC, Daniel Ek, Marin, Music Business, Digital Music, Ascap, Daniel, Chris Castle


Music's $20M A Month Man: Spotify's Daniel Ek Shows Tim Westergren How It’s Done

The industry gave a collective gasp of horror when founder Tim Westergren was pulling down $1,000,000 by selling of Pandora stock while simultaneously fighting artists with royalty loopholes. Chris Castle writes that Spotify's Daniel Ek is leaving Westergren in the financial dust with a monthly windfall of $20 million. __________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle from Music Technology Policy Remember when we were all appalled that Pandora founder Tim Westergren was making $1...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Pandora, Guest Post, EK, Tim Westergren, Streaming, Nashville, SEC, Daniel Ek, Marin, Music Business, Digital Music, Ascap, Daniel, Chris Castle


$400M Apple Shazam Acquisition, 200K Verified Spotify Artists, More Stats Shaping Today's Music Business

 [UPDATED] A look at some key music business numbers that are shaping the direction of the industry, including Apple's 400 million dollar acquisition of Shazam, 200,000 verified users on Spotify for Artists and more. _________________________ Guest post by Brant David  for Midem As autumn starts to glow, so do exciting events in the global music industry. Apple’s acquisition of Shazam, Spotify figures and more featured in our latest round-up. $400 million USD is how much Apple sh...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, UK, Southeast Asia, Eu, Pandora, Thailand, Guest Post, Streaming, Aeg, James Martin, Daniel Ek, Bangkok, Shazam, Music Business


$400M Apple Shazam Acquisition, 20K Verified Spotify Artists and More Stats Shaping Today's Music Business

With autumn now upon us, we look at some key music business numbers that are shaping the direction of the industry, including Apple's 400 million dollar acquisition of Shazam, 20,000 verified users on Spotify for Artists and more. _________________________ Guest post by James Martin of Midem As autumn starts to glow, so do exciting events in the global music industry. Apple’s acquisition of Shazam, Spotify figures and more featured in our latest round-up. $400 million USD is how m...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, UK, Southeast Asia, Eu, Pandora, Thailand, Guest Post, Streaming, Aeg, James Martin, Daniel Ek, Bangkok, Shazam, Music Business


Arithmetic Online: The Ethical Pool Solution To Streaming Royalty Allocation

Fans and artists alike are currently more than a little a displeased by the "Big Pool"  method with which streaming services calculate how artists get paid. Here we explore an alternative method of calculating these royalties dubbed the "Ethical Pool Solution" which would allow listeners to direct royalties only to the artists that they actually listen to. _____________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Tech Solutions “Sick of my money funding crap.” - A Fan’s Twee...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Pandora, Guest Post, World Trade Center, Coase, Daniel Ek, Chris Castle, Sharky, Spotify Amazon, Sharky Laguana, Jody Gerson, Spotify SEC, Ethical Pool



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