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After Netflix Price Hike, Hulu Now Starts at Just $5.99 Per Month

Wikipedia Are you feeling burnt by Netflix’s price hike? It may be time to run into Hulu’s loving, affordable embrace. This morning, Hulu announced that its basic, ad-supported subscription service will drop from $7.99 a month to $5.99 a month on February 26th. Thankfully, the number of ads won’t increase for basic Hulu subscribers, they’re getting a straightforward discount. This $2 drop is clearly a response to Netflix’s $2 price increase, a move which has given Netflix a lot of bad press...
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Why Subscriptions Matter To Musicians [Jack Udell]

As subscription based services begin to occupy an increasingly large section of the market, artists are wondering how they can better get in on the action. Here we look at why a subscriber base would be so valuable to artists, and some of the challenges in creating an artist-specific subscription base. _____________________________ By music manager Jake Udell from his blog Art of Manager Subscriptions are increasingly becoming more important to business in our society, from Amazon...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Music, Taylor Swift, Netflix, Guest Post, Gaga, CorePower Yoga, Jake Udell, Jack Udell

New Nielsen Music Report Reveals Industry Quite Healthy

Thanks to the expedited turnaround of our new digital age, Nielsen's latest annual report has already become available and (spoiler alert) the news is good. Most numbers gathered over the past year seem to indicate a happy, healthy music industry. _______________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 It used to be that you’d have to wait for the music industry reports from the previous year to be released in late February or early March, but our wonderful new dig...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Guest Post, Streaming, Drake, Nielsen, Apple Music, Music Business, Digital Music, Major Labels, Nielsen Music, Bobby Owsinski

Do you subscribe to the subscription trend?

You can subscribe to just about anything today. I can remember, as a kid, that one of our neighbors got a fruit of the month shipment. We were fascinated by what kind of fruit he might get the next month and when the box arrived – we were all there for a peek and a taste. It wasn’t just that we didn’t see a lot of papaya in Minnesota, but it was the novelty of the monthly shipments. Fast forward to 2019 and you can subscribe to pretty much anything from razors to dog toys to clothes, cosmetics,...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Minnesota, Netflix, Porsche, Dollar Shave Club, Branding, Mckinsey, Armour

Spotify and YARD’s Outdoor Campaign is a Nod to France’s Hottest Playlist and its Listeners

At the end of 2018, Spotify and agency YARD teamed up for an innovative and playful outdoor campaign designed to appeal to listeners of France’s hottest playlist PVNCHLNRS.Since streaming has taken over the music industry, rap has dominated the scene in France, and its influence on culture as a whole has been undeniable. The campaign from Spotify, created by YARD, celebrates the artists of PVNCHLNRS, the playlist which regroups all the genre’s heavyweights, and which counts more followers than a...
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Digital Trends Live: Oscar nominations, the future of blockchain, and more

From Oscar nominations, to the latest Spotify and Uber features, there was a lot to discuss on this episode of Digital Trends Live. Journalist Rachel Wolfson also joined the show to talk about the future of cryptocurrency. The post Digital Trends Live: Oscar nominations, the future of blockchain, and more appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Spotify, Trends, Rachel Wolfson

Making Free Pay: The New Data Battle Ground [Mark Mulligan]

From Spotify to Xbox Live and the New York Times, 2018 is the year that paid subscriptions took hold. But the nasty truth is that most consumers still won't pay, as evidence by the100M who prefer Spotify's free tier. "This means ad-supported strategies are going to play a growing role in the digital economy," says Mark Mulligan. "But set against the backdrop of growing consumer privacy concerns, we will see data become a new battle ground." ______________________________ By Mark Mulligan...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spotify, Music, London, Netflix, New York Times, Hulu, Reed Hastings, Bruce Houghton, Mark Mulligan, Tim Cook Apple, Cambridge Analytica, Gustav Söderström Spotify

How To Cultivate More Spotify Follows

Any artist today is aware of the value of building followers on Spotify, as growing this base increases your chances of landing on a high-profile playlist. Here we look at some creative ways for artists to flip fans into followers. __________________________ Guest post by Tarryn Meyers from the Symphonic Blog If you’re an artist on Spotify, chances are you know how important it is to build your followers. Your followers can help you track your progress and increase your chan...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Guest Post, Tarryn Meyers, Spotify Codes Spotify

How to Block Bands on Spotify

Go ahead and get the “Thank U, Next” joke out of your system. I’ll wait. Because that’s exactly what you’ll be doing with Spotify’s latest feature: telling various bands you can’t stand that you no longer want them to pop up on the curated playlists you otherwise enjoy.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Spotify, Music, Streaming, Lifehacks, I Cant Stand Abba

TUE. BRIEF: Tencent Stock Upgrade • Spotify Adds Artist Blocking • Apple Music, Spotify Data Protection Complaints • More

TUESDAY 1.22. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Spotify, Music, Musicians, Apple Music, Music Business, Musician, Bruce Houghton, Tencent Music, Tencent Stock Upgrade

Music Groups Use New Australian Copyright Law To Skewer Stream Ripping Sites

After Australia recently amended its copyright laws to feature some subtle but important language changes, there was immediately concern that this alterations would be a target for abuse. The new provisions are now being used by music groups to shut down stream ripping sites which, though it may seem good on the surface, could be problematic, writes Mike Masnick. ______________________________ Op-Ed by Mike Masnick of Techdirt Late last year, after Australia proposed amending its co...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Australia, Guest Post, Streaming, Music Business, Music Tech, Digital Music, Mike Masnick, Sony Music, Australasian Performing Right Association APRA, Warner Music Australia Pty Limited Stream, Stream Ripping

Spotify adds artist-blocking feature, despite its denials

Though it continues to claim you can't do it, there is plenty of evidence that Spotify added an artist-blocking feature to its platform, making it easy for users to never hear a specific musician or band. The post Spotify adds artist-blocking feature, despite its denials appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Spotify, Music, News, Trends, Home Theater

Spotify rolls out feature that allows users to mute artists they don't want to hear

Once users decide to block the artist, songs from that artist will never play from a library, playlist, chart list or Spotify radio station.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Spotify’s India launch looks likely for 31st January

Spotify’s long-awaited launch in India may be sooner than expected thanks to a leak spotted on the music streamer’s site. Spotify have been teasing a launch in India for almost a year now, opening up their own office in Mumbai last March. Since then eyebrows have remained raised as to when they might officially launch their music streaming platform in the country, with their Mumbai staff suggesting it would happen in the first 5 months of 2019 at the start of December. Now it seems...
Tags: Spotify, Music, UK, India, US, Launch, Streaming Music, Mumbai, Saavn, South Asia, Streaming Services, Streaming Service, Digital Music News, Music Stores, JioMusic, Apple Music and Amazon

How to use Apple Music on your computer without iTunes

Apple Music may be great on mobile and a new project website makes streaming on computers a dream at last Since launching their massively popular music streaming service in 2015 Apple have refined the experience on mobile for one of the best music streaming apps available. But if you want to listen on your Mac or PC the experience doesn’t quite match the simplicity and quality of it’s app, requiring you to go through their clunky iTunes program. Finally a solution is here from a new pro...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Mac, Pc, Itunes, Music Streaming, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Digital Music News, Music Stores, Web Player, Musicsh, Apple Music s Radio

AM BRIEF: Tencent Stock Upgrade • Spotify Adds Artist Blocking • Apple Music, Spotify Data Protection Complaints • More

TUESDAY 1.22. 19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Spotify, Music, Musicians, Apple Music, Music Business, Musician, Bruce Houghton, Tencent Music, Tencent Stock Upgrade

German Music Streaming Up 40% In 2018

Germany streaming music grew by over 40% in 2018 to an all-time record high of 79.5 billion, according to German music industry association Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI).While CD sales saw a 23% decline in the last year – a first for the format in the German music market – there was still an impressive 48.2m units sold in 2017. Commenting on the report, Dr. Florian Drucke, CEO of the BVMI, said: “Looking at the sales in the past year, we see a continued strong growth in the area of ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Japan, Youtube, Germany, Music Industry, Pandora, Indie, Musicians, Streaming, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech

Spotify Now Lets You Block Artists You Don’t Want to Listen To

Remember when Spotify removed degenerates like XXXTentacion and R. Kelly from its playlists and then pulled a 180 after industry figures (including, disappointingly, Kendrick Lamar) protested because they wrongly interpreted it as all-out censorship? (Why anyone would be against censoring XXX and Kellz in the first place is beyond me.) It appears they’ve found a solution that should keep everyone happy. Continue reading after the jump… Yesterday, Spotify introduced a new feature that allo...
Tags: Spotify, Technology, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Drake, Music News, Don, Kelly, Kellz

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. France fined Google $57 million for breaking Europe's strict new privacy rules. The regulator, CNIL, said Google didn't properly explain how or why it collects people's data. WhatsApp will only let people forward messages 5 times to fight fake news. The messaging app has already trialled the five-forwards restriction in India, where a series of high-profile lynchings were supposedly sparked by false information going viral on t...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Europe, Elon Musk, France, India, Trends, Cnn, Cern, Brazil, Just Eat, Cnil, Alexa, Musk

Spotify Will Soon Let You Mute, Block Artists

Spotify, one of the largest music streaming platforms available, is readying a "don't play this artist" feature in its apps that will let you mute artists you don't want to hear from. "The feature simply lets you block an entire artist from playing, so that songs from the artist will never play from a library, playlist, chart list, or even radio stations on Spotify," reports The Verge. From the report: The block feature works on songs by an individual artist, but it doesn't currently apply to tr...
Tags: Spotify, Tech

You May Finally Be Able to Mute Artists You Don't Want to Hear on Spotify

Don’t want to hear an artist in Spotify playlists or radio? You may soon be able to block them.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Science, Streaming, Streaming Music, R Kelly

Spotify adds artist blocking feature, despite its denials

Though it continues to claim you can't do it, there's lots of evidence that Spotify has added an artist blocking feature to its platform, making it easy for users to never hear a specific musician or band. The post Spotify adds artist blocking feature, despite its denials appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Spotify, Trends, Home Theater, Artist Blocking

Spotify Rolls Out #MuteRKelly Inspired Artist Blocking

Spotify is rolling out a feature that allows users to block an artist, including their automatically curated playlists like Discover Weekly and Daily Mix. The move comes as calls increase to #MuteRKelly and ban artists accused of sexual misconduct and hate speech. The new option removes blocked music from the users personal Spotify library, playlists, automatically curated playlists, charts and radio. The user can't play any music by the artist, unless they unblock them. It can be...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Bruce Houghton, MuteRKelly

Spotify To Sell $100 In-Auto Voice Controlled Player, May Launch In India 1/31

Spotify is planning its first push into hardware with a long rumored voice controlled in-auto music player. It's not clear who will buy the $100 device, since the streamer is already accessible via voice control using Alexa, Google Play and its own in-house Spotify Voice. Apple's Siri voice control does not play well with Spotify, and the streamer's move into hardware seems designed to provide an alternative eco-system that it fully  controls. Spotify's new hardware will be built by F...
Tags: Spotify, Music, India, Siri, Streaming, Financial Times, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Variety, Alexa Google, Spotify Voice Apple, Spotify Voice Launch In India, Terms Service

Spotify Lets You Mute Artists Now

Spotify is making it easier to mute R. Kelly. Or any other artist for that matter. The music streaming service has quietly gone wide with a feature that makes it a breeze to block a particular artist from automatically playing in personal and curated playlists as well as charts, radio or a user's personal library. More »
Tags: Spotify, Music, News, Kelly

Report: Spotify preparing to launch $100 in-car streaming device

According to a report, people familiar with Spotify's plans say the company is readying a dedicated in-car music streamer that will cost $100. It will work with any Bluetooth-enabled audio system and can be controlled by voice. The post Report: Spotify preparing to launch $100 in-car streaming device appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Spotify, Cars, Trends, Home Theater

Want to block R Kelly on Spotify? Soon you can

Spotify want your music streaming experience tailored to you personally and soon that will include the option to block artists from appearing in your stream, especially R Kelly. Spotify are preparing a new ‘block’ feature so that users can mute particular artists and groups that they don’t want to hear under any circumstance. They have been testing the feature in the latest version of their iOS app. It allows you to select an artist and block their entire catalogue from playing. The feature ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Streaming, Drake, Playlists, Music Stores, Block, R Kelly, Kelly, Mute, MuteRKelly, Kelly Spotify

Ariana Grande's 7 Rings Shatters Spotify 24 Hour Record With 15 Million Streams of '7 Rings'

Ariana Grande has shattered Spotify's record for the most plays within 24 hours. Grande's single "7 Rings" clocked 14,966,544 streams in its first 24 hours after being released on Friday 18th. That's 4 million more than the former record holder. The previous 24 hour record holder, holiday classic "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey, has 10,819,009 Spotify streams on December 24, 2018. Manager Scooter Braun tweeted the announcement: Official numbers are now in- @ArianaGr...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Ariana Grande, Mariah Carey, Bruce Houghton, Scooter Braun

No more VPN: Spotify could be launching in India this month end

Spotify has accidentally announced that it would be launching in India as soon as 31 January in an updated version of its end-user terms and conditions for India (hat tip – Aroon Deep). Variety reported the same possible launch date, adding that Spotify was entering India solely on the back... ...
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Can I Use Spotify Premium on as Many Devices as I Want

Spotify does allow Spotify Premium customers to use their accounts on many devices. There are limitations, but its possible to use as many devices as you wish. Limitations: Can only listen to music in one location at any time. Additionally, you can only use offline sync on up to 3 locations at a time. The post Can I Use Spotify Premium on as Many Devices as I Want appeared first on RouteNote Blog.
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