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.

Soon you won't need a record label to be on Spotify

2018-09-21 11:04

In a move with the power to shake up the music industry, Spotify has announced that it will allow select artists to upload songs directly without record labels or distributors.

Why music's survival means going with the stream

2018-07-07 08:00

For a while it seemed the music industry was in critical condition. Then streaming services came along, a natural enough flow of events – but one that finally gave consumers what they wanted, writes Chris Cheetham.

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.


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.

Piracy, YouTube and Spotify: Here's how the world listens to music right now

2018-10-10 22:00

If you are listening to music, chances are you're on YouTube.

QUIZ: Plan your day and we'll tell you which streaming service you should be using

2018-07-09 07:00

If you’re struggling to choose a music streaming service that suits your lifestyle then this quiz might be just the thing for you!

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.

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