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Spotify Acquires Machine Learning Music Startup Niland to Improve Music Recommendation

Spotify Acquires Machine Learning Music Startup Niland to Improve Music Recommendation

Music streaming services have a lot of music at their disposal, making that monthly subscription cost worth it for those who sign up.

Spotify Announces New Song Discovery Feature Called ‘Spotify Codes’

Spotify Announces New Song Discovery Feature Called ‘Spotify Codes’

Popular music streaming app, Spotify, is looking to enhance user experience with a new feature called “Spotify Codes”. This works pretty much like a QR Code and allows users to generate a code for a song, artist, album or even playlist, which can then be shared around social media for easy discovery.

Spotify Now Has Codes to Help Share Music

Spotify Now Has Codes to Help Share Music

Sharing music from the Spotify app has typically meant sharing a direct link from the app into another app.

Spotify Partnering with Third-Party Developer for Official Apple Watch App

Spotify Partnering with Third-Party Developer for Official Apple Watch App

A third-party developer named Andrew Chang was in the news recently for developing a third-party (and unofficial) Spotify app for the Apple Watch. While he faced some resistance from the Spotify team about this, the company has now changed its stance altogether by partnering directly with the developer for this new app.

Jay-Z has Pulled Some of his Catalog From Apple Music and Spotify

Jay-Z has Pulled Some of his Catalog From Apple Music and Spotify

One of the “issues” with streaming services is that, at any given moment, what you have in your library of songs may just not be there one day.

Spotify Finalizes Deal With Universal to Restrict New Releases Behind Paywall

Spotify Finalizes Deal With Universal to Restrict New Releases Behind Paywall

Spotify was previously rumored to be working out new deals with the Universal Music Group, which would see some big changes set in motion.

Apple’s Hiring of Ex Spotify and YouTube Executive Hints at Renewed Interest in Video Services

Apple’s Hiring of Ex Spotify and YouTube Executive Hints at Renewed Interest in Video Services

Amidst talk of Apple looking to bring more content to its platforms, the company has hired Shiva Rajaraman who worked as a VP of Product at Spotify and as the consumer products lead at YouTube prior to that.

Apple Music Edges out Spotify in Terms of Monthly Unique Users, All Thanks to the 3-Month Free Trial

Apple Music Edges out Spotify in Terms of Monthly Unique Users, All Thanks to the 3-Month Free Trial

As per a new report published by mobile analytics firm, Verto, Apple Music is leading Spotify in terms of monthly unique users. This is thanks largely to the 3-month free trial offered by the service for new customers. The numbers were recorded in the month of February, so they’re pretty recent. The report found that Apple Music saw nearly 40.7 million unique customers last month.

Spotify Launches ‘Carpool Karaoke’-Like ‘Traffic Jams’ on April 4

Spotify Launches ‘Carpool Karaoke’-Like ‘Traffic Jams’ on April 4

Last year, Apple announced that it had picked up the “Carpool Karaoke” segment from The Late Late Show With James Corden, and planned on turning it into a new show it would launch through Apple Music.

Drake’s ‘More Life’ Broke Records on Apple Music and Spotify

Drake’s ‘More Life’ Broke Records on Apple Music and Spotify

Streaming music is a big deal these days, just one of the many reasons why Apple Music even exists, and Drake’s latest effort indicates it certainly isn’t changing any time soon.