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Apple Seeds Third Betas of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 to Developers

Note: Apple doesn't appear to have released the new update over the air yet. It is, however, available as a download from Apple's developer center. Apple today seeded the third betas of upcoming iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta updates coming two weeks after Apple released the second iOS and iPadOS 14.5 betas. iOS and iPadOS 14.5 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper profile has been insta...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Featured, Siri, Apple Watch, Apple News, MacRumors YouTube, Apple Card, Apple Fitness, Ios 14, Siri zwnj, DualSense


Spotify Poised to Surpass Apple Podcasts in U.S. Listeners This Year

Spotify has been making inroads in the podcasting market over the course of the last few years, ramping up its original podcast offerings and making major acquisitions like Gimlet Media, Parcast, and Anchor, as well as scoring key deals such as the rights to the popular Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Spotify's efforts may be paying off, according to a new forecast shared today by eMarketer (via TechCrunch) that predicts Spotify could soon have more podcast listeners than Apple. According to e...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Podcasts, United States, Joe Rogan, Apple Podcasts, Gimlet Media Parcast, Peter Vahle, Apple Podcasts Though Apple, Insider Intelligence Peter Vahle Apple


Spotify podcast listeners to top Apple’s for the first time in 2021, forecast claims

Investors have been waiting for Spotify’s multimillion-dollar bet on podcasting to pay off, in terms of increased paid subscriptions or improved revenues. But before that can occur, Spotify has to get more people listening to podcasts through its app. On that front, the streaming service has momentum. According to a new market forecast, Spotify’s U.S. podcast listenership will surpass Apple Podcasts for the first time this year when 28.2 million U.S. users will listen to podcasts on Spotify at l...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Media, Tech, Pandora, Emarketer, Joe Budden, Wall St Journal, Spotify Amazon, All Mankind, Apple Podcasts, Pandora Stories, Peter Vahle Apple


SoundCloud adjusts revenue model for indie artists

We’ve known for a long time that music streaming royalties are fundamentally broken. As revenue has shifted away from sales of physical music, it’s become increasingly difficult for many independent artists to make a living off recorded music. But all of that has come to a head as the pandemic has stripped live music out of the equation entirely. Some services have looked to buck the trend. The immensely popular Bandcamp Fridays are a notable example, offering all revenue to artists and labels o...
Tags: Apps, Spotify, Music, Enterprise, Justice, Tech, Streaming, Soundcloud, Royalties


‘Record companies have me on a dartboard’: the man making millions buying classic hits

Hit songs can be a better investment than gold – and by snapping up the rights, Merck Mercuriadis has become the most disruptive force in musicMerck Mercuriadis had a good Christmas. On Christmas Day, the No 1 song in the UK was LadBaby’s Don’t Stop Me Eatin’, a novelty cover version of Journey’s 1981 soft-rock anthem Don’t Stop Believin’. It replaced Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You, which had topped the chart 26 years after its original release. Both songs are unkillable, evergre...
Tags: Spotify, Business, Music, UK, Technology, Media, Internet, Music Industry, Neil Young, Netflix, Culture, Bob Dylan, Sony, Music Streaming, Fleetwood Mac, Mark Ronson


How to download music from Spotify and listen to your favorite songs offline

You can download music from Spotify for offline listening if you have a subscription to Spotify Premium. You're able to download albums, playlists, and podcasts on Spotify's mobile app.  You can only download playlists for offline listening if you're using Spotify on a computer.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Spotify allows users with Spotify Premium to download music so that they can listen to their favorite songs or albums offline. Quick tip: Spotify lets you downlo...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Spotify, Instagram, Mac, Trends, Pc, Spotify Premium, Tech Insider, Taylor Lyles, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Streaming (Reference


Dutch Antitrust Watchdog Nears Draft Decision in App Store Probe

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets, or ACM for short, is reportedly nearing a draft decision in its investigation into Apple over rules that require developers to use its in-app payment system, which charges commissions of between 15% and 30%. According to Reuters, the ACM revealed that the draft decision was nearing completion in letters sent this month to some of the developers involved in the case. However, the letter didn't divulge how the ACM would rule, nor when its dec...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, European Commission, Antitrust, Nfc, App Store, The Netherlands, Epic Games, Reuters, NFC Apple, David Heinemeier Hansson, Netherlands Authority, Dutch Antitrust Watchdog Nears Draft Decision


LG's 48-inch OLED TV is a high-end home theater display and gaming monitor in one stunning package

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. LG LG's CX is our top OLED TV pick thanks to its gorgeous display and forward-looking features. The 48-inch model makes the most of OLED tech and can serve as a living room TV or gaming monitor. A new 2021 C1 OLED is set for release this year, but we think the CX will remain a better value. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky 48-inch CX OLED 4K TV (small) The LG CX is our pick for the best OLED TV you ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Disney, Trends, Sony, Nvidia, Amd, Lg, Vizio, Dolby Vision, Hdr, Cnet, Hdmi, Alexa


Amazon Echo Show 10 review: Unmoved

Every new smart home device invites new questions. Questions of privacy, security and what we’re willing to give up for the sake of convenience. It’s not an anti-technology stance to welcome these conversations and assess new products as we invite them into our homes. For my part, my apartment is fairly limited when it comes to smart home tech. I own two large smart speakers and a third smaller one, mostly for the convenience of networking streaming music across different rooms. My smoke detecto...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Echo, Spotify, Hardware, Tech, Netflix, Hulu, Alexa, Amazon Music, Echo Show, Amazon Echo Show, Smart Display, Brian Heater Amazon, Brian Heater Amazon Prime Video


Apple Executive Rules Out Possibility of Free Apple Music Tier With Ads

As reported by Musically (via iMore), Apple's global Senior Director of Music publishing, Elean Segal, has shot down the possibility that Apple will introduce a free Apple Music tier, based on ads. Segal was answering questions to British members of parliament in the UK's Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport committee, alongside representatives from Spotify and Amazon, about the economics of streaming services. The trio of representatives was asked about the price of their subscriptions, and th...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, UK, Apple Music, Apple News, Segal, Digital Culture Media and Sport, Elean Segal


Cherokee Nation wants to reclaim name from Jeep, and Spotify builds ad network: Tuesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. Cherokee Nation takes stand The Cherokee Nation, which has felt co-opted by corporate branding, is out to reclaim its heritage, requesting that Jeep and other automakers retire names of vehicles that borrow from Native American ancestry. Je...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Spotify, Bruce Springsteen, Washington, Amc, Advertising, UPS, Netflix, Mike, Automotive News, Pitney Bowes, Richman, Spotify Google, Cherokee Nation, Kevin Ruane


Daily Crunch: Spotify announces a high-end subscription

Spotify makes a bunch of announcements, Netflix introduces an intriguing new feature and Clubhouse faces security concerns. This is your Daily Crunch for February 22, 2021. The big story: Spotify announces a high-end subscription Spotify listeners will get the chance to pay for higher-quality audio when the streaming service launches a new tier that it says will offer “CD-quality, lossless audio.” The pricing and launch date have yet to be announced, but Spotify HiFi will, unsurprisingly, cost m...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Europe, Bruce Springsteen, Media, Barack Obama, Tech, Nasa, Netflix, Mars, Coinbase, Bain Capital Ventures, Bain, Matt Harris


Spotify Expands To 80 New Markets, Targeting 1 Billion Customers

Spotify is introducing its audio service in 80 markets across Asia, Africa and the Caribbean in coming days, expanding the company's potential market by some 1 billion people. From a report: The steps announced Monday will nearly double Spotify's geographic footprint and add regions where streaming music is in its infancy. The company already operates in 93 countries or territories. Spotify is seeking to build on its head start as the leading audio service in the West to become the dominant play...
Tags: Google, Asia, Spotify, Africa, Tech, Netflix, West, Middle East, Latin America, Caribbean, Stockholm, Asia Africa, India Nigeria South Korea


Spotify to expand international footprint across 85 new markets

Over the next few days, Spotify will be launching its service in 85 new markets, and will also roll out 36 new languages on the platform. The news was announced at its online event, “Stream On” today. The expansion includes markets across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Combined, these markets include more than a billion people. With these launches, Spotify says “sounds and stories that once remained local will have access to a global audience of fans across nearly 180...
Tags: TC, Asia, Spotify, Africa, Tech, Zimbabwe, Latin America, Caribbean, Nevis St Lucia St Vincent, Alex Norstrom Spotify, Amapiano, Spotify HiFi, Africa Asia Europe Latin America, Angola Antigua, Tobago Tuvalu Uganda Uzbekistan Vanuatu Zambia


Spotify to test paid podcast subscriptions this spring via new Anchor feature

During its live-streamed event today, Spotify officially confirmed its plans to launch paid podcast subscriptions on its platform. As a first step, the company will this spring begin beta testing a new feature in its Anchor podcast creation tool that will allow U.S. creators to publish paid podcast content aimed at their “most dedicated fans.” It also opened up signups for this and other new features, starting today. Spotify had hinted at its plans for paid podcast content during its fourth-quar...
Tags: Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Media, Tech, Clubhouse, Anchor, Michael Mignano, Mignano


Spotify to launch Spotify Audience Network, an audio ad marketplace

Spotify provided more details today about how it plans to monetize its investments in podcasts. The company said it’s launching a new audio advertising marketplace, the Spotify Audience Network, which will allow advertisers to reach listeners across Spotify’s own Originals and Exclusives, as well as podcasts via Megaphone and creation tool Anchor, and its ad-supported music, all in one place. The company also said it plans to offer podcasts on its self-serve ad platform, Spotify Ad Studio, start...
Tags: Spotify, Podcast, Music, Media, Podcasts, Advertising Tech, Advertising, Tech, Streaming, Ad Tech, Streaming Service, Anchor, U K, Spotify Spotify, Canada Germany, Megaphone


Spotify Launching 'HiFi' Lossless Streaming Option Later This Year

Spotify today announced plans to introduce a new "HiFi" premium tier later this year, which will provide higher-quality lossless audio. According to Spotify, the feature will offer CD-quality music that will let fans experience more depth and clarity in their favorite tracks. Streaming music services like Tidal, Deezer, and Amazon Music have offered lossless audio options but to date, Spotify and Apple Music have not provided higher quality streaming options. Spotify is ‌Apple Music‌'s main ...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Bruce Springsteen, Barack Obama, Latin America, Amazon Music, Hifi, Asia Africa Europe, Tidal Deezer, Spotify Launching HiFi


Spotify announces beta launch of audience development tool for artists, self-serve ‘Marquee’ ads

As part of its news announced at its live event today, Spotify announced a set of new creator tools and resources, including the expansion of Marquee, the launch of a tool called “Discovery Mode” into beta testing, the opening of the Canvas looping visual feature to all artists, and its plans to expand its Spotify for Artists platform to be available in 25 additional languages. Marquee, launched in 2020, is a tool that allows artists and their teams to promote their new releases through full-scr...
Tags: TC, Spotify, Tech, New Zealand, North America, Charlie Hellman, U K Ireland Australia


Spotify to launch a new high-end subscription, Spotify HiFi

Spotify today announced its plans to roll out a new high-end subscription service, called Spotify HiFi, along with other new features and updates, including a new content deals, and features for creators. The company said Spotify HiFi will launch later this year to Spotify Premium subscribers in select global markets, allowing them to listen to music in “CD-quality, lossless audio format.” The news was first announced at Spotify’s online event, “Stream On.” Spotify said high-quality music stream...
Tags: TC, Spotify, Tech, Muslim, Dc, Warner Bros, Ava Duvernay, Russo brothers, Hifi, Billie Eilish, Spotify Connect, Agbo, Spotify HiFi, Stream On Spotify


The best radio apps for Android and iOS

Whether you want great music or talk programs, the best radio apps offer a curated alternative to on-demand services like Spotify and Apple Music.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Spotify, Trends, Radio, Streaming Music, Best Of, Radio Online, Tier 4


8 investors discuss Stockholm’s maturing startup ecosystem

In the realm of European startup ecosystems, Sweden — largely Stockholm — ranks very close to the behemoths of London, Paris and Berlin. And with 10 million people, the nation certainly punches above its weight, having produced unicorns such as Spotify and Klarna, to name only two. As a result, the eight investors we surveyed are characteristically bullish about the future, despite a pandemic strategy that became more restrictive in the second half of last year. Sweden’s initially laissez-faire ...
Tags: Energy, TC, Spotify, Europe, Sweden, Berlin, Digital, Tech, CSR, Eu, Turkey, Finland, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Creandum, Adtech


Apple Seeds Second Public Betas of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5

Apple today seeded the second betas of new iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 updates to public beta testers, with the new betas coming two weeks after the release of the first public betas and just a day after Apple provided the second beta software to developers. Public beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program can download the iOS and iPadOS‌ 14.5 updates over the air after installing the proper certificate from the Public Beta website on an iOS device. iOS 14.5 adds a new fe...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Featured, China, Siri, Ios 14, Siri zwnj


Samsung's Galaxy Buds Pro put Apple's AirPods to shame with better sound and noise cancellation

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Antonio Villas-Boas / Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky In almost every respect, Samsung's Galaxy Buds Pro handily defeat the AirPods Pro.That said, which pair of earbuds is right for you will largely depend on which mobile platform you use.iPhone owners will get more out of the AirPods Pro, and Android users are better off with the Galaxy Buds Pro. Product Card (small, Preferred: Amazon)...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Sony, Lightning, Qi, Samsung Galaxy, Bixby Samsung, Antonio Villas Boas, Sony WF, AirPods Pro, Voice Detect, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro


Epic Games takes its Apple App Store fight to Europe

Epic Games has taken its fight against Apple’s App Store rules to the European Union where it’s lodged a complaint with the bloc’s antitrust regulators. In a blog post today the maker of the popular online game Fortnite said it’s extending its battle for what it dubbed “fairer digital platform practices for developers and consumers” to Europe, noting the bloc is already looking into competition concerns attached to the Apple App Store (and its payment service, Apple Pay). The EU opened a formal ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Apps, Spotify, Europe, Lawsuit, UK, Australia, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Epic, Commission, Antitrust, Play Store


Apple Music 'Replay 2021' Playlist Now Available (mac rumors)

Apple Music subscribers can now listen to their "Replay 2021" playlist as of today. This playlist ranks all of the music you've been listening to on ‌Apple Music‌ from 1 to 100, with your most-streamed songs ranked at the top of the list. Just like last year's Replay playlist, Replay 2021 will update every week on Sunday, constantly changing as you listen to more songs on ‌Apple Music‌. By the end of the year, you'll have an overall snapshot of the tracks you listened to the most in 2021. ...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, News, Mitchel Broussard


Apple Pays $163.34 Million in Licensing Fees for Songwriters and Publishers

The Mechanical Licensing Collective today announced (via Variety that Apple and other digital service providers have paid a total of $424,384,787 in historical unmatched royalty fees. Of that total, Apple paid $163,338,890 which was the highest fee paid out. Spotify paid $152,226,039, which marked the second highest payment. After that, Amazon paid $42,741,507, and Google paid $32,855,222. Other streaming services like Pandora, iHeart Media, SoundCloud, and Deezer paid smaller amounts. The M...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, United States, MMA, Apple Music, Deezer, Mlc, Pandora iHeart Media SoundCloud


The 7 best smart speakers of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Smart speakers can play music, answer questions, control a variety of smart home devices, and more. Whether you prefer Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri, there are several good options available.With a single question or command, you can access a wealth of resources, thanks to smart speakers. They let you listen to streaming music or podcasts, get the latest news, check the weather, and even find homework help. Smart speakers also give you a means of controlling...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Home, Spotify, Trends, Siri, Tech, Features, Pandora, Buying Guide, Logitech, Speaker, Ai, Smart Home


Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second betas of upcoming iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta updates coming two weeks Apple released the first iOS and iPadOS 14.5 betas. iOS and iPadOS 14.5 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper profile has been installed on an iPhone or iPad. iOS 14.5 is the biggest update to iOS 14 to date, introducing several significant new features. First and foremost, Apple is maki...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Featured, Siri, Apple Watch, Apple News, MacRumors YouTube, Apple Card, Apple Fitness, Ios 14, Siri zwnj, DualSense


Apple Launches 'For All Mankind' Companion Podcast

Apple today announced the upcoming launch of "For All Mankind: The Official Podcast," a podcast that will discuss popular Apple TV+ series "For All Mankind" as the second season resumes on February 19. Hosted by Krys Marshall, who plays Commander Danielle Poole, the podcast will feature space experts, former astronauts, and "For All Mankind" cast and creators.In For All Mankind: The Official Podcast, the space race continues. Fans of the series and its themes can hear host Krys Marshall (Comman...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Podcasts, All Mankind, Krys Marshall, Apple TV shows, Apple TV Plus, Apple TV Shows Apple, All Mankind Companion Podcast, Danielle Poole, Apple Podcasts Bloomberg


Apple Music 'Replay 2021' Playlist Now Available

Apple Music subscribers can now listen to their "Replay 2021" playlist as of today. This playlist ranks all of the music you've been listening to on ‌Apple Music‌ from 1 to 100, with your most-streamed songs ranked at the top of the list. Just like last year's Replay playlist, Replay 2021 will update every week on Sunday, constantly changing as you listen to more songs on ‌Apple Music‌. By the end of the year, you'll have an overall snapshot of the tracks you listened to the most in 2021. Th...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Apple Music



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