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Constant Storytelling And Engagement

This quote from Spotify’s CEO Daniel Ek has stuck with me: “You can’t record music once every three to four years and think that’s going to be enough […] The artists today that are making it realise that it’s about creating a continuous engagement with their fans. It is about putting the work in, about the storytelling around the album, and about keeping a continuous dialogue with your fans.” This doesn’t just apply to musicians does it? It applies to pretty much every public figure. You can’t s...
Tags: Spotify, Community, Daniel Ek, Online Community, Speaking, Community Management, Online Communities


Apple refuses to allow major gaming apps from Microsoft, Google, and Facebook onto the App Store, and the fight just went public (FB, GOOGL, AAPL, MSFT)

Apple refuses to allow major gaming apps from Microsoft, Google, and Facebook onto the iPhone and iPad App Store. The reason, Apple said, is because those apps provide access to games that haven't been rated by Apple's review guidelines. "Our customers enjoy great apps and games from millions of developers, and gaming services can absolutely launch on the App Store as long as they follow the same set of guidelines applicable to all developers," an Apple spokesperson told Business Insider, "inc...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Spotify, Microsoft, US, Trends, Netflix, App Store, Sheryl Sandberg, Business Insider, Apple App Store, Statista, Sandberg, Microsoft Google, Facebook COO


Google is aiming to dominate ad buying on Spotify and Pandora as it seeks a bigger piece of the $2.7 billion digital audio market

Google is adding more inventory for streaming audio to its programmatic ad platform as it seeks to sell a bigger share of ads on Spotify, Pandora, and iHeartMedia. It also just built a new feature that helps marketers create audio placements from scratch, which could help it win share with small advertisers. Google sees a chance to get a bigger piece of digital audio advertising, which accounted for an estimated $2.7 billion in 2019. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google ...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Adobe, US, Trends, Walmart, Pandora, Canada, Interactive Advertising Bureau, Iab, Spotify Pandora, Triton Digital, Smyk, Bia Advisory Services, Stephen Smyk, Trade Desk AT T s Xandr Verizon


Microsoft fires back at Apple over the policy that's keeping Xbox Game Pass from launching on iPhones and iPads this September (MSFT, GOOGL, AAPL)

This September, Microsoft's Xbox-based game streaming service is scheduled to launch. The service enables users to play dozens of Xbox games via the cloud, on smartphones and tablets. Any progress made on those games will be reflected on the Xbox when you pick it up there. Better yet: The service is paired with a large library of games that are streamable, similar to how services like Netflix have large libraries of TV shows and movies to watch. But when it launches, the service won't be avail...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Spotify, Europe, Japan, Microsoft, US, Trends, Netflix, App Store, Forza Motorsport, Ben Gilbert, ESRB, Xbox Game Pass, Cero


Addison Rae is the world's top-earning TikTok star, according to Forbes. She shared the inside story of her rise to fame.

Addison Rae Easterling, 19, is one of the top TikTok influencers in the world with over 54 million followers on the app. She began posting videos in July 2019 for fun and by December she decided to go all-in and moved out to Los Angeles from Louisiana. Easterling is known for her dance videos on TikTok and for being a member of the popular group the Hype House. She spoke with Business Insider in April about her rapid success online and how she is building a larger business with merchandise and...
Tags: Spotify, Hollywood, California, LSU, Los Angeles, Trends, Louisiana, Mariah Carey, American Eagle, Kourtney Kardashian, Business Insider, Forbes, Carey, Louisiana State University, Oreal, Reebok


Apple is a major roadblock for Microsoft's ambitious 'Netflix of gaming' service (MSFT, APPL, GOOGL, GOOG)

This September, Microsoft's Xbox-based game streaming service is scheduled to launch. The service enables users to play dozens of Xbox games via the cloud, on smartphones and tablets. Any progress made on those games will be reflected on the Xbox when you pick it up there. Better yet: The service is paired with a large library of games that are streamable, similar to how services like Netflix have large libraries of TV shows and movies to watch. When the service arrives this September, it won'...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Microsoft, North Korea, Trends, Netflix, Xbox, App Store, Hulu, Cross Platform, Forza Motorsport, Netflix Hulu, Ben Gilbert


Listen up: New features to grow your digital audio business

As people listen to more streaming music, digital radio, podcasts, and even text-to-speech news articles, publishers have an opportunity to grow their revenue from audio ads by revitalizing the century-old format with new technologies. Historically, audio advertising hasn’t kept pace with the online advertising world—often requiring publishers to sell audio ads directly or retrofit video ads into a digital audio ads format—resulting in poor listening experiences and limited publisher revenue. To...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Google Ad Manager, Programmatic Guaranteed, Carol Walport, Kellan Barker, Greta Lawn


Google is circling the $2.7 billion digital audio market with new tools that help advertisers buy Spotify and Pandora ads

Google is adding more inventory for streaming audio to its programmatic ad platform as it seeks to sell a bigger share of ads on Spotify, Pandora, and iHeartMedia. It also just built a new feature that helps marketers create audio placements from scratch, which could help it win share with small advertisers. Google sees a chance to get a bigger piece of digital audio advertising, which accounted for an estimated $2.7 billion in 2019. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google ...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Adobe, US, Trends, Walmart, Pandora, Canada, Interactive Advertising Bureau, Iab, Spotify Pandora, Triton Digital, Smyk, Bia Advisory Services, Stephen Smyk, Trade Desk AT T s Xandr Verizon


Google's music streaming service is about to shut down for good. Here are 20 other Google products that bombed, died, or disappeared. (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google has dozens of popular hardware and software products. But there are many Google innovations that have crashed and burned, or slowly petered out over time, like Google Glass and Google Plus. Google has killed off a few major products over the last few years, including Inbox by Gmail and Allo, yet another Google-made messaging app.  The latest casualty is Google Play Music, Google's music library and streaming service.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google is known ...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Obama, Youtube, US, Trends, Google Glass, Google Docs, Apple Music, Dennis Crowley, Crowley, Ogden, Macworld, Google Google, Google Plus Google, Google Video


Google to pull plug on Play Music, its streaming service that couldn't beat Spotify, in favour of YouTube Music

Phased shutdown ends December, and subs will be shunted to other platform Google will begin the process of shutting down its Play Music streaming service later this month, concluding in December when the tech giant nukes all user-uploaded tracks.…
Tags: Google, Spotify, Software


Free Ad School for Black Creatives Expands to West Coast After Huge Demand

One School, a training program launched exclusively for Black creatives last month to help talent break into the industry, has expanded to the West Coast following "overwhelming" demand. The free 16-week portfolio program was launched by Spotify creative director Oriel Davis-Lyons on July 20 in partnership with nonprofit The One Club for Creativity to help...
Tags: Spotify, Advertising, West Coast, Leadership & Talent, Diversity & Inclusion, Creative Disruption, Oriel Davis Lyons


Pepsi: Eat this playlist

This summer Spotify finally launched in Ukraine. We welcomed it with delicious playlists from Pepsi. You could get a recipe of traditional Ukrainian cuisine by reading each track-by-track listing. This approach combined Pepsi's music background and their strategy of getting the food territory. Series of posters include musical dumplings, galushki, and famous Kyiv cutlet so while quarantine has made it difficult to tast...
Tags: Spotify, Advertising, Ukraine, Pepsi


Spotify / Pepsi: Eat this playlist

This summer Spotify finally launched in Ukraine. We welcomed it with delicious playlists from Pepsi. You could get a recipe of traditional Ukrainian cuisine by reading each track-by-track listing. This approach combined Pepsi's music background and their strategy of getting the food territory. Series of posters include musical dumplings, galushki, and famous Kyiv cutlet so while quarantine has made it difficult to tast...
Tags: Spotify, Advertising, Ukraine, Pepsi


How investors in $10 billion UiPath spotted an emerging European software decacorn

Enterprise software startup UiPath is Europe's latest decacorn, hitting a valuation of $10 billion after a Series E fundraise in July. UiPath offers something called robotic process automation, which essentially aims to automate repetitive computer tasks. We spoke to two European backers of UiPath, who took a gamble that the startup's focus on an emerging area of enterprise software would pay off. "When I first met Daniel I was struck by his conviction," Reshma Sohoni, partner at Seedcamp, sai...
Tags: Asia, Spotify, Europe, UK, New York, India, US, America, Trends, Gartner, Romania, Accel, Crunchbase, Seedcamp, Daniel, Philippe Botteri


Musicians Blast Spotify CEO For Comments On Royalties

The CEO ― whose net worth is estimated at over $4 billion ― argued in an interview with Music Ally published Thursday that there was a “narrative fallacy” around claims that Spotify’s royalties were too low, saying: “Some artists that used to do well in the past may not do well in this future landscape, where you can’t record music once every three to four years and think that’s going to be enough.” – HuffPost
Tags: Art, Spotify, Music, 08.01.20


Saregama Carvaan sales plummet amid pandemic; company slashes marketing, manpower

Music label and film production company Saregama’s Carvaan physical music player suffered as the lockdown almost completely halted physical retail sales. Even with e-commerce platforms coming back on track later in Q1FY21, only 15,000 units of Carvaan were sold, compared to 198,000 units in Q3FY20 and 74,000 in Q4FY20. Source: Saregama The company said it heavily cut marketing and personnel costs for Carvaan, though it did not specify how much was saved in this exercise — Saregama Managing Di...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Facebook, Spotify, News, Netflix, Saregama, Mehra, Carvaan, Vikram Mehra, Earnings Jun20, Saregama Increase, Saregama Public


Artists Blast Spotify CEO After He Says More Music Equals More Royalties

People called Daniel Ek “greedy” for suggesting musicians need to work harder as Spotify continues to pay them pennies.
Tags: Spotify, News, Daniel Ek


This Week in Apps: A guide to the US antitrust case against Apple, Microsoft in talks to buy TikTok

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series* that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a combined $544 billion valuatio...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Apps, Spotify, Microsoft, Congress, China, India, Americas, US, Tech, Eu, Bloomberg


Microsoft won't start reopening its offices until January 2021, and even then it will move slowly (MSFT)

Microsoft announced that it plans to begin reopening offices on January 19, 2021. The company emailed employees on July 30 informing them of a new "hybrid workplace strategy" that it plans to roll out. As part of that plan, it extended its work from home guidance until at least next year. Are you a Microsoft employee? Contact this reporter via encrypted messaging app Signal (+1-425-344-8242) or email ([email protected]). Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Microsoft...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Twitter, Spotify, Microsoft, Trends, Salesforce, West Coast, Signal, San Francisco Bay Area, Leslie Odom Jr, Redmond Washington, Business Insider Microsoft


Spotify CEO: Musicians Can No Longer Release Music Only 'Once Every 3-4 Years'

In a recent interview with Music Ally, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek denied criticisms that Spotify pays insufficient royalties to artists, and insisted that the role of the musician had changed in today's "future landscape." The FADER reports: Ek claimed that a "narrative fallacy" had been created and caused music fans to believe that Spotify doesn't pay musicians enough for streams of their music. "Some artists that used to do well in the past may not do well in this future landscape," Ek said, "where...
Tags: Spotify, Tech, EK, Daniel Ek, Fader


Spotify CEO To Musicians: “You Can’t Record Music Every Three Or Four Years And Think That’s Going To Be Enough”

Spotify's economic model has been widely condemned by musicians and songwriters for years, with critics claiming that the service pays out paltry royalties and gives major-label artists an unfair advantage via playlist placement and other promotional avenues. But according to CEO Daniel Ek, the problem is not Spotify, it's those lazy … More »
Tags: Spotify, Music, News, Daniel Ek


Facebook signs deals with labels for music videos: Report

In a significant development for Facebook’s music business, the company has just signed music video deals with Warner, Sony and Universal, the three largest labels in the world, Bloomberg reports. Earlier this month, the company wrote to artists saying that their music videos would be automatically added to their pages, and if they chose not to do so, the company would set a page for those videos on its own. The deal with the big three labels seems to pave the way for the social media company to...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Spotify, Music, News, Instagram, India, Bloomberg, Warner Music Group, Sony Music, Universal Music Group, Saregama, Facebook Watch, In India Facebook, Zee Music, Warner Sony


Elite name on Brit scene sponsors retro video games preservation project at the Centre for Computing History

Couldn't come at a better time as Cambridge museum remains closed Spotify is to music what Steam is to video games – sometimes you just want to spin some classic vinyl while picking through the liner notes, feel the gatefold between your fingers.…
Tags: Spotify, Brit, Software, Cambridge


Elite name on Brit scene sponsors retro video games preservation project at the Centre for Computer History

Couldn't come at a better time as Cambridge museum remains closed Spotify is to music what Steam is to video games – sometimes you just want to spin some classic vinyl while picking through the liner notes, feel the gatefold between your fingers.…
Tags: Spotify, Brit, Software, Cambridge, Centre for Computer History


Atlassian acquires asset management company Mindville

Atlassian today announced that it has acquired Mindville, Jira-centric enterprise asset management firm based in Sweden. Mindville’s over 1,700 customers include the likes of NASA, Spotify and Samsung. Image Credits: Atlassian With this acquisition, Atlassian is getting into a new market, too, by adding asset management tools to its lineup of services. The company’s flagship product is Mindville Insights, which helps IT, HR, sales, legal and facilities to track assets across a company. It’...
Tags: Startups, TC, Spotify, Business, Sweden, Enterprise, Samsung, Tech, Nasa, Software, Computing, Atlassian, Exit, Jira, GCP, Jira Atlassian


How to Host a Listening Party on Spotify

Sure, you and your friends might be spending your quarantine going through everyone’s queue on every streaming service that exists. And that’s all well and good, but what if you’re not in the mood for movie night? What if you just want to rock out with your buddies while remaining socially distanced?Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Friends, Lifehacks, Entertaining, Host


15 major companies that have announced employees can work remotely long term

Many major companies remain remote as the coronavirus pandemic wears on — and plenty of those have no immediate plans to return to the office. Google extended its work-from-home policy by an entire year on July 27. Employees don't have to return to the company's San Francisco Bay Area campus until June 2021. Meanwhile, Zillow announced employees have the opportunity to work remotely indefinitely on July 29. Other companies like Twitter and Square have also announced that employees could work r...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, New York City, San Francisco, Trends, Seattle, Zillow, Hitachi, Business Insider, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Redmond Washington, Rich Barton, Brian Armstrong


Do something new with whats.new

Last year, Google Registry released .new—a domain extension that lets businesses build novel shortcuts into their products. Since then, more than 200 .new domains have come to life, providing shortcuts to common tasks within popular services like Medium, Asana, GitHub and more. With all the .new domains available, you can easily replace menus and long URLs with short and memorable links—clicking less, and getting things done faster.To help you get the most out of the .new domains that have launc...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Small Business, Ben Fried, Google Registry, Medium Asana GitHub


Telegram hits out at Apple’s app store ‘tax’ in latest EU antitrust complaint

Apple has another antitrust charge on its plate. Messaging app Telegram has joined Spotify in filing a formal complaint against the iOS App Store in Europe — adding its voice to a growing number of developers willing to publicly rail against what they decry as Apple’s app “tax”. A spokesperson for Telegram confirmed the complaint to TechCrunch, pointing us to this public Telegram post where founder, Pavel Durov, sets out seven reasons why he thinks iPhone users should be concerned about the...
Tags: Travel, Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Amazon, Android, Ipad, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Europe, Lawsuit, Cook, US