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Apple Music has surpassed rival streaming service Spotify in terms of US paid subscribers, reports The Wall Street Journal. Sources say based on records for the month of February, Spotify is trailing behind Apple Music with around 2 million U.S. subscribers. Spotify reported it had 96 million subscribers globally as of the end of 2018. Meanwhile, Apple CEO Tim Cook disclosed publicly in May that Apple Music had crossed the 50 million user base milestone. Though both companies don’t give subscriber data based on region, experts say th...
Spotify and Wixen have mutually agreed to dismiss the $1.6 billion copyright infringement lawsuit filed by the latter back in 2017. The publishing company argued in the dispute that Spotify was illegally using tens of thousands of songs from artists it represented, such as Missy Elliot, Neil Young, and Steely Dan – since the streaming company had not obtained “a direct or compulsory mechanical license” from the songwriters to use their song on the platform. Aside from the complaint that Spotify was neglecting to send paper notificati...
Millions of premium users on Spotify pay $9.99 monthly to alleviate annoying interruptions by ads when they are streaming songs on the platform. And for the other users, unpredictable sessions of advertisement takes away upbeats of their enjoyment as they are imposed on ads to justify free service received. Spotify reports that about two million non-premium users have found a route to receive ad-free services without the supposed monthly payments. According to the fast company, the digital music service revealed the information on Fr...
Growing lawsuits against Spotify have earned the attention of lawmakers to reforming music licensing for effective management of future lawsuits with copyright infringement claims. Wixen Music Publishing files a fresh lawsuit worth $1.6 billion against Spotify alleging copyright infringement. The suit covers music from Missy Elliot, Steely Dan, Neil Young, David Cassidy, and many others. Wixen Music Publishing is the publisher that represents a host of artists which a few has already been mentioned. It is expected that music licensi...
We recently informed you about the launch of the Apple HomePod at the annual event of the tech giant, WWDC 2017. Except for its price, the presentation of the gadget seemed very appealing at first. Especially if a gadget is connected with the identity of Apple, it automatically becomes attractive. This may have been the case with this smart speaker as well. What was advertised as one of the most intelligent speakers possible turned out to be a hoax. When tech critics analyzed the speaker from all angles, they came across the observati...
Swedish streaming music site Spotify is planning to purchase a fellow music app known as SoundCloud. According to a recent report, an inside source claims that both the companies are having advanced talks to close the deal. If rumors are to be believed, an announcement of this deal can be expected soon. Spokespeople representing both these companies have not published any official statement yet. The exact reason behind this deal is not known. Despite the fact that the deal is at an advanced level, there are chances that it might colla...
The Swedish commercial music streaming service Spotify is currently available in 59 countries of the world. The launch of this company took place in 2006 and been expanding ever since. It is number one in the music streaming market.  Spotify officials have announced that this music app will be available in Japan by the end of this month i.e September. Spotify which recently attained 40 million paying customers has decided to expand its market. Almost a year ago, it was reported that Spotify was increasing its focus on Asian countries....
Spotify, one of the world’s most popular services for music streaming, will soon abandon in-house operated and owned data centers across the world and switch to Google Cloud services as the latest client of Google’s IT infrastructure. The popular music streaming app, which was founded in 2006, has hosted its streaming service until now via its data centers located in Stockholm, the United States, and the United Kingdom. As of now, the music streaming service purchases or leases majority of its space for data centers. Given its globa...
Apple has revealed that from January 28th, iTunes radio will no longer be free. As per the e-mails sent to customers, it will be a part of Apple music, and will be available to its subscribers for $10 per month. On Friday, Apple declared through e-mails to its customers that for all the ad-supported radio listeners of the United States and Australia, Beats 1 will remain premier free broadcast while ad-supported stations will be phased out. However, iTunes radio will be accessible to Apple Music subscribers. Apple Music’s three mont...
Apple has yet again managed to join the list of supreme in the world. Apple Music has reportedly reached the mark of 10 million paid users in its initial 6 months. It is considered to be as a milestone, because rival Spotify, a music-streaming service giant took almost 6 years to reach the mark. This milestone arrives less than 2 months after Apple’s music streaming service was extended to Android OS of Google, which powers the major portion of mobile devices in the world. Earlier in October, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that thei...