This is the genre of music people want to listen to in isolation

2020-03-31 09:07

Following repeated calls from authorities to keep a safe distance from one another, Spotify reported that this 1980 hit song by The Police had seen a 135-percent increase in streams in recent weeks.

Unpacking the earworm: What makes some songs get stuck in your head? We speak to an expert

2020-01-30 11:19

Elizabeth Margulis of Princeton University tells us what makes some songs just impossible to get out of your head!

WATCH: Spotify shares jump after surprise profit

2019-10-28 19:37

The Swedish firm said it was adding roughly twice as many listeners a month as rival Apple Music.

Spotify unveils 'Lite' app for slower phones in emerging markets

2019-07-09 11:15

The Spotify Lite app, which runs on Android phones, will appeal to users who are limited by data plans and slower networks, especially in regions like Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, the company said in a statement.

Everything you wanted to know about gen z's streaming habits (but were afraid to ask)

2019-06-06 12:31

Think you know Generation z? Think again!

South Africa is one of the fastest growing music streaming markets in the world

2019-04-30 13:42

South Africa is second on the list of countries with most notable streaming growth.

This was the most-streamed song by South Africans this summer

2019-02-22 06:00

This is the most streamed track by South African audiences over the recent summer holiday.

South African bands only make R50,000 per million plays from Spotify and Apple Music. Here’s how they make ends meet.

2018-12-10 06:21

This is roughly 5c per stream on Spotify, and 11c a stream on Apple Music, not quite enough to pay the bills.

You can upgrade to Spotify Premium for only R5.99 per month

2018-11-19 14:18

To celebrate the upcoming holiday season, Spotify is offering new users Spotify Premium for just R5.99.

LISTEN: Spotify has just released a playlist of 48 songs to remember HHP

2018-10-30 11:18

The streaming site is remembering HHP through his music.


WATCH: Spotify reports record rise in premium subscription users

2020-02-08 12:52

Spotify's premium subscribers reach record numbers of 124 million, increasing its market lead over rival streaming services.

Spotify will make a playlist for your pet, and we tested it with our imaginary iguana Gary

2020-01-16 10:35

We asked Gary, and he would recommend this service for you and your pet.

Disney lovers will always have a friend in Spotify as streaming service sets up hub

2019-07-19 05:01

There’s just no telling how far they’ll go.

Spotify retreats from artists’ uploads in win for music labels

2019-07-04 21:26

Spotify Technology SA is shutting down a program that allowed independent artists to upload their music directly to the music streaming service, a win for record labels and smaller distributors.

Spotify beats forecasts, hits 100 million premium subscribers

2019-05-02 16:27

Music streaming service Spotify has hit 100 million subscribers to its premium streaming service in the first quarter, more than double the number of nearest rival Apple.

Spotify shares rise on reports of 1 million new users

2019-03-06 19:02

Spotify Technology SA has gained the most in seven weeks after reports that the music streaming service has already added more than one million users in India.

Spotify wants to be the Netflix of podcasts and here's how

2019-02-08 11:48

Spotify is making a bigger bet on podcasts as it looks to bring a Netflix-like model of original programs to the audio world.

These are the best (and cheapest) ways to listen to streaming music in South Africa

2018-12-05 06:06

We compare the prices and functionality of the different music streaming services available in South Africa: Apple Music, Spotify, Joox, Google Play, Deezer, Simfy Africa , and Jay-Z Tidal.

Spotify earnings hit sour note on Wall Street

2018-11-02 06:52

Spotify shares took a hit after a disappointing growth outlook offset the first-ever quarterly profit posted by the streaming music sector leader.

Your local cafe is probably streaming music illegally

2018-10-16 06:15

Artists and record companies lose $2.7bn (about R39bn) in revenue annually because small business owners typically stream music from personal accounts at cafes or barber shops rather than a commercial-use license.

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