Spotify ends misconduct policy after music-industry revolt

2018-06-03 16:05

Spotify rescinded a short-lived policy that penalised artists for misconduct, bowing to pressure from irate musicians and record labels, Bloomberg reports.

R Kelly as popular as ever on Spotify despite playlist removal

2018-05-22 09:18

Streaming numbers for R. Kelly has remained intact a week after Spotify announced it had removed the R&B singer's music from its playlists.

Spotify rolls free service worldwide after trying it in SA

2018-04-25 11:09

The leading streaming company said it saw wide possibilities to grow and identified its free, advertising-backed offering as key to its strategy.

Spotify climbs after going public in unusual direct listing

2018-04-04 10:36

Spotify shares have climbed from their reference price after it began trading through a direct listing.

Spotify launches in SA with free music streaming using less data

2018-03-13 19:51

The world’s biggest music streaming platform Spotify has just gone live in South Africa.

20 South African Spotify playlists for you to listen to right now!

2018-03-13 12:17

South African users have instant access to a wide range of local playlists expertly curated and regularly updated their team of music experts.

WATCH: Spotify is officially in South Africa and here’s how much it costs

2018-03-12 17:25

The music streaming service is officially available in South Africa and here’s how you can get it and how much it costs.

Spotify forges ahead with NYSE listing plan

2018-01-04 06:58

Spotify has filed confidentially to go public on the New York Stock Exchange, forging ahead with a plan to skip a traditional share sale and list its stock directly.

Music streaming giants Spotify, Tencent invest in each other

2017-12-08 20:11

Swedish music streaming service Spotify and Chinese internet company Tencent have struck a deal to take minority stakes in each other.

Ed Sheeran tops Spotify's 2017 list with 6.3 billion streams

2017-12-05 09:52

The Grammys may have dissed Ed Sheeran, but Spotify says he's the most streamed artist of the year.


Spotify backtracks on anti-hate policy

2018-06-02 09:59

Spotify is backpedalling on its recently announced anti-hate policy after some music industry players criticised it.

Music business rakes in billions at record pace as digital dominates

2018-04-25 19:00

Recorded music grossed $17.3 billion in 2017 with digital music amounting to 54 percent of the revenue.

Which music streaming platform is best for me?

2018-04-08 00:00

These days we’re spoilt for choice with music streaming services. Whether they’re international big hitters like Spotify or local newbies like Joox, they all offer massive catalogues. So which one is best for you?.

Spotify is now in South Africa – 3 reasons why Apple Music is still better

2018-03-14 12:07

Spotify is new and shiny, but in these respects good ol' Apple Music is still superior.

Spotify is now in South Africa – 3 ways it is better than Apple Music

2018-03-13 14:39

Although Spotify is free the music streaming service enters an already saturated music streaming market it owns discovery of music you never knew you'd love.

Spotify South Africa is now live - and it is much cheaper than in the US

2018-03-13 05:42

Users can enjoy the free version with ads or pay R59.99 p/m and enjoy music anywhere - anytime.

Music streaming service Spotify is finally 'coming to South Africa' next week

2018-03-07 08:41

The music streaming service is set to launch on 13 March according to a tech expert.

Apple to buy music recognising app Shazam - report

2017-12-10 13:48

Apple is in talks to buy the popular song recognition app Shazam as the tech giant tries to compete with streaming leader Spotify, TechCrunch reports.

YouTube said to plan new music subscription service for March

2017-12-08 10:13

YouTube plans to introduce a paid music service in March, a third attempt by parent company Alphabet to catch up with Spotify and Apple.

Taylor Swift is back on streaming services as Katy Perry releases her new album, coincidence much?

2017-06-09 11:18

Taylor Swift has returned her music to all streaming services, but the date is confusing fans as it's also the day on which Katy Perry released her new album.

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