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Ahead of third antitrust ruling, Google announces fresh tweaks to Android in Europe

Google is widely expected to be handed a third antitrust fine in Europe this week, with reports suggesting the European Commission’s decision in its long-running could land later today. Right on cue the search giant has PRed another Android product tweak — which it bills as “supporting choice and competition in Europe”. In the coming months Google says it will start prompting users of existing and new Android devices in Europe to ask which browser and search apps they would like to us...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Europe, France, Tech, Eu, European Union, Search Engines, Smartphone, Image Search, Policy, Chrome Os


Spotify rival Tencent Music posts maiden quarter loss of $130M on one-off costs

Tencent Music Entertainment Group, the Chinese answer to Spotify that Tencent spun out and floated on the New York Stock Exchange in December, reported a net loss of 876 million yuan ($127 million) in its first set of quarterly results since going public. The loss, which TME forecasted in its prospectus filed ahead of the IPO, is mainly due to a one-off 1.52 billion yuan ($221 million) share-based charge related to equity issuance to label partners Warner Music Group and Sony Music Enterta...
Tags: Spotify, China, Ipo, US, Tech, Beijing, Alibaba, Sony, Tencent, Warner Music, Warner, New York Stock Exchange, Sony Music Entertainment, Reuters, Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group


Songtrust’s New Chief Strategy Officer, Joe Conyers III, Slams Streaming Services’ CRB Appeal

Songtrust, the digital rights-management platform cofounded by Downtown Music Publishing’s Justin Kalifowitz, today announced that Joe Conyers III has been elevated to Chief Strategy Officer. According to the announcement, as co-founder and GM of Songtrust for the past eight years, Conyers has led the company from prototype to servicing over 20,000 publishers to collect their […]
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, News, Gm, Justin Kalifowitz, SiriusXM, Conyers, Songtrust, Joe Conyers, Joe Conyers III


Apple is pitching its new subscription service as a savior to journalism, but publishers say its logic is flawed

Apple is set to launch a new all-you-can-read news subscription service along with other services at a big event next week. Critics of the plan say while Apple is pitching itself as a savior to the publishing industry with the new service, its logic is flawed. They say Apple is pointing to Apple Music as evidence of its subscription know-how. Big news publishers are said to be sitting it out because Apple’s financial and data-sharing terms are seen as unfavorable to them. Conversely, a publish...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Spotify, Washington Post, US, Trends, New York Times, Times, Meredith, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Apple Music, Apple News, Hearst, El Chapo


If Spotify Is Holding Town Halls for Songwriters, They Must Be Open (Guest Column)

Earlier this month, Amazon, Google, SiriusXM and Spotify challenged the Copyright Royalty Board’s decision to increase the compulsory mechanical rates paid to songwriters by 44% over the next five years. The streamers have come under fierce criticism for the move, which they claim is over the complexities of the CRB’s rules but is widely assumed […]
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spotify, News, Copyright Royalty Board, Amazon Google, SiriusXM, Mark Beaven, Spotify Is Holding Town Halls


How To Prepare For A Post-Album Music Industry [Keith Jopling Of MIDiA]

The album is not dead, but it is fading away; and stats shared by MIDiA analyst Keith Jopling confirm the trend. Adults that claim to listen to whole albums monthly, stands at just 16% according to Q4 ‘18 data from MIDiA, a drop from 22% in the previous quarter. ______________________________   By Keith Jopling, MIDiA’s Consulting Lead from the Music Industry blog. This is a follow-up piece to What’s Next In Playlist Innovation? Every week I’m still excited to check out the lates...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Netflix, Pandora, Ariana Grande, Elton John, Kanye, Reed Hastings, Bruce Houghton, Bowie, Migos Drake, Keith Jopling, Netflix Fortnite TikTok, Amazon Bandcamp, Rhapsdoy


Apple is holding a big event a week from now — here's everything it's expected to announce (AAPL)

Apple has scheduled an event for March 25, when it's expected to introduce new services focusing on video streaming and news subscriptions. Sales of Apple's iPhone have been slowing. Though Apple is likely to announce its video service this month, the service is not expected to launch until the spring. Apple made headlines recently when it sent out media invites to a March 25 event, where it's widely expected to unveil its long-rumored video service and a news-subscription platform. An expans...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, Jennifer Aniston, Starz, Hulu, Oprah, Wall Street Journal, Hailee Steinfeld, Steven Spielberg, Cnbc, Aapl, Bernstein


Spotify Bites Back, Calls Apple Monopolistic [Full Text Of Statement]

UPDATED: The war of words between Spotify and Apple shows no signs of abating, with the streamer issuing its latest rebuttal calling out Cupertino as "monopolistic."  In a statement, Spotify said that "Apple’s response to our complaint before the European Commission is not new and is entirely in line with our expectations." The battle began when Spoitfy filed a complaint with the European Commission over Apple App Store fees and practices.  Apple fought back and added an attack on Spotif...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, European Commission, Cupertino, Apple App Store, Bruce Houghton, US Copyright Royalty Board, Spoitfy


In Spotify vs. Apple, There Are No Heroes Here

Last week, in a fight over Apple’s mobile app storefront, Spotify Technology SA painted Apple as a bully that keeps people from enjoying music they love. Apple portrayed itself as a job-creating protector of the Everyman and Spotify as a scourge. Spotify has never liked this, and relations got worse after Apple in 2015 started a competing music service.
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Science, Spotify Technology SA


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Tech firms scrambled to keep dozens of copies of videos showing the New Zealand mosque shooting off their platforms. YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter struggled to stop users ripping and uploading copies of the original video, and the distressing footage was easily discoverable the day after the incident. Facebook, facing huge criticism over live streaming, says it removed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand shooting in 24 ho...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Instagram, North Korea, Trends, Andreessen, New Zealand, Andreessen Horowitz, Wall Street Journal, Alexa, Marc Andreessen, Kim Jong, Chris Cox


The Spotify Apple Issue

Many people who follow tech know that Spotify has filed a complaint with the European Commission regarding the challenges that Spotify has doing business in the iOS app store. I am very sympathetic to Spotify’s complaint. In my post last week on The Warren Breakup Plan, I wrote: The mobile app stores, in particular, have always seemed to me to be a constraint on innovation vs a contributor to it. Spotify has a huge user base and brings in billions of dollars of revenues every year but i...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Spotify, Music, Trends, Policy, European Commission, Warren, Albert, Albert Wenger


REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

As we journey back through the week's major music industry events, we revisit how Spotify's new Hulu bundling could be a problem for artists, Apple's attack on Spotify for trying to squeeze musicians, why piracy continues to be an issue in the streaming age. Spotify’s New Hulu Bundle Could Hurt Musicians - Here's Why Apple Attacks Spotify For 'Trying To Squeeze Musicians, Songwriters' As App Dispute Escalates Napster Turns A Profit, Partners With Univision New Repo...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Hulu, Music Business, Music Tech, Univision, Giza, Owen Davie


Apple kerfuffles, praise groups, and media layoffs

Lots of news and interesting tidbits to wrap up the week. Apple kerfuffles Apple has been vindicated (for a brief moment anyway) in its long-standing dispute with Qualcomm. From Stephen Nellis at Reuters: A U.S. federal judge has issued a preliminary ruling that Qualcomm Inc owes Apple Inc nearly $1 billion in patent royalty rebate payments, though the decision is unlikely to result in Qualcomm writing a check to Apple because of other developments in the dispute. Judge Gonzalo Curiel of the ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Asia, Spotify, Media, China, Tech, European Commission, Tumblr, Chris Morris, Qualcomm, Apple Inc, Reuters, Qualcomm Inc, Agarwal, SimilarWeb


Spotify takes aim at Apple's slice of digital sales

Load up the website of SoundCloud, a music streaming company, and you can purchase a monthly subscription to its on-demand service for £9.99 ($19.42). But to do the same thing on the SoundCloud iPhone app, and the fee rises to £12.99.No... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Business


Warner/Chappell’s Co-Chair Criticizes Streaming Companies’ CRB Appeal: ‘We Have to Draw a Line’

On a day that saw Spotify and Apple trade barbs in the public arena via strongly worded blog posts, Warner/Chappell co-chair COO Carianne Marshall has written an open letter to songwriters criticizing the four streaming services — Spotify, Amazon, Google and SiriusXM/Pandora — for their recent appeal of the Copyright Royalty Board’s decision to increase the […]
Tags: Apple, Spotify, News, Marshall, Copyright Royalty Board, Warner Chappell, Spotify Amazon Google, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing, Carianne Marshall


Apple Spat With Spotify Is a Fight for Its Future—and It's Failing to Make Its Case

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been more than clear that services like the iOS App Store are an essential part of the company’s future as consumers hang onto devices for longer and longer periods between upgrades. When Spotify filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple this week, it fired a direct shot at the tech giant’s…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Science, Tim Cook, Antitrust


'Let’s clear this one up right away': Apple throws jabs at Spotify's complaint in Europe

Apple fired back at Spotify after the music streaming company filed a complaint against the iPhone maker with the European Commission.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Europe, Usa, News, European Commission, Usa Today


Spotify Responds to Apple’s Response Over App Store Flap, Calls Company a ‘Monopolist’

In Friday’s early hours, Spotify and Apple traded potshots in their ongoing battle over the App Store. That conflict centers around Spotify’s longstanding complaint that Apple charges excessive fees, routinely blocks Spotify upgrades and unfairly promotes its own streaming service in its App Store; early Wednesday, Spotify lodged an anti-competition complaint with the European Commission […]
Tags: Apple, Spotify, News, European Commission, App Store Flap Calls Company


Daily Crunch: Social media struggles with shooting tragedy

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Videos of shooting tragedy in New Zealand continue resurfacing on social media Earlier today there was a horrendous mass mosque shooting in New Zealand that killed 49 people — and because this is 2019, social media was used by the apparent murderers to plan, announce, broadcast and virally resonate what t...
Tags: Apple, Google Drive, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Elon Musk, Youtube, Tech, New Zealand, Chris Cox, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Hawthorne California, Chris Daniels, CPO Chris Cox, Daily Crunch


Apple Says Spotify Wants 'the Benefits of a Free App Without Being Free'

Apple has responded to Spotify's European Commission (EC) complaint. In a press release, the company said that Spotify "seeks to keep all the benefits of the App Store ecosystem ... without making any contributions to that marketplace." It added that the App Store has generated $120 billion for developers while offering users a secure platform, and that Spotify is seeking to side to sidestep the rules that every other app follows. From a report: "Spotify has every right to determine their own bu...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Tech, App Store, Daniel Ek, European Commission EC, Siri HomePod


Spotify’s New Hulu Bundle Could Hurt Musicians - Here's Why

In a new move towards bundling, Spotify made waves this week in announcing that Spotify Premium will also include a subscription to the ad-supported tier of Hulu. Spotify, however, already in the doghouse for opposing higher royalty rights for artists, could be further harming artists with its new package deal. __________________________ Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix Following an appeal to stop mechanical royalty rates from rising, Spotify’s latest bundle threatens to take...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Music, Guest Post, North America, Hulu, Spotify Premium, National Music Publishers Association, Spotify Spotify, New Hulu, David Israelite, Amazon Pandora, James Shotwell, Amazon Spotify Pandora


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


Full Text Of Apple's Statement Blasting Spotify With All The Nasty Bits Highlighted

Apple Music has gone on the offensive with an uncharacteristically strong statement "Addressing Spotify’s claims," after the streamer filed a complaint with the European Commission over Apple App Store fees and practices.To make sure you that you don' t miss the many nasty parts, we've added some highlights.   _______________________________________   From Apple:   Addressing Spotify’s claims   We believe that technology achieves its true potential when we in...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Siri, European Commission, Apple Watch, App Store, Apple App Store, Apple Apps, Bruce Houghton, US Copyright Royalty Board


Who are you siding with in the Spotify-Apple antitrust war?

Earlier this week, Spotify filed an antitrust complaint with the European Commission against Apple, claiming that the company – which runs the App Store for iOS software – treats rivals to its own services unfairly, with a range of restrictions and demands. Naturally, with more than 200 million users worldwide, Spotify was able to get Apple’s attention. The iPhone maker has since responded with a scathing statement that made Spotify look stupid, and a touch deceitful. At the same time, Spotify m...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Spotify, European Commission


Apple is holding a big event this month — here's everything it's expected to announce (AAPL)

Apple is holding an event on March 25 during which it's expected to introduce new services focusing on video streaming and news subscriptions. The announcement will come as sales of Apple's iPhone have been slowing. Although Apple will likely announce its video service this month, it's not expected to launch until the spring.  Apple made headlines this week when it sent out media invites to an event on March 25, where it's widely expected to unveil its long-rumored video service and a news su...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, Jennifer Aniston, Starz, Hulu, Oprah, Wall Street Journal, Hailee Steinfeld, Steven Spielberg, Cnbc, Aapl, Bernstein


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


Apple responds to Spotify complaints over App store

The tech giant has hit back over claims that its App store is unfair and levies a tax on developers.
Tags: Spotify, Tech


Apple Accuses Spotify of ‘Misleading Rhetoric’ and Stinginess

Apple hit back Friday at Spotify’s anti-competition complaint against it in Europe, saying the music streamer had cloaked its “financial motivations in misleading rhetoric about who we are, what we’ve built and what we do to support independent developers, musicians, songwriters and creators of all stripes.” The tech giant said that “Spotify wouldn’t be the […]
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Europe, News, Global, European Commission


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Chris Cox, a key Facebook executive and lieutenant of Mark Zuckerberg, is leaving the company amid a reorganization. Zuckerberg announced the news in a memo to employees that he also shared publicly on Thursday. Uber plans to launch its IPO next month, Reuters reports. The timing of the IPO means it should arrive soon after Uber's main rival Lyft. Tesla unveiled its new Model Y on Thursday night. CEO Elon Musk presented the new ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Elon Musk, China, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Wall Street Journal, Alexa, Zuckerberg, Reuters, El Chapo, Chris Cox


Apple goes for the jugular in a searing response to Spotify’s antitrust complaint

Apple tore into Spotify in response to the music streaming service's EU antitrust complaint. Apple said Spotify wants to keep all the benefits of a free app on the App Store, without being free. The iPhone maker said Spotify "wraps its financial motivations in misleading rhetoric" and its treatment of artists is a "damaging step backwards for the music industry." Spotify did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment. Apple has torn into Spotify in a response to the mus...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Europe, Trends, Eu, App Store, Daniel Ek, Google Apple, US Copyright Royalty Board



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