The Copyright Royalty Board’s 2018 decision to raise the rate paid to songwriters over the next handful of years has led some streaming platforms to balk at the idea. That includes Spotify, which may actually be helping Apple Music net even more monthly subscribers.
Spotify has been the leader in the streaming music battle for quite some time. And, internationally, the company retains that lead. But in the United States, a new report says that Apple Music, Apple’s feisty contender, has actually surpassed Spotify’s paid subscriber count.
Spotify is testing a new “Premium Duo” subscription plan in which it is offering two Spotify Premium membership at a discounted price of €12.49/month. That’s down from the usual price of €9.99 each subscriber has to pay on a monthly basis.
Apple Music enjoys the advantage of being the default music streaming service. It integrates directly with iOS and Siri. But for many users, Apple Music is second-rate. Unable to match the superior design, interface, and recommendations of the Spotify app. If you’re curious about Spotify or if you want to switch over to it, here are a couple of Spotify tips and tricks for iPhone to get you started.
Apple today hit back at the claims made by Spotify which criticized it for its unfair business practices. The Cupertino company says that with the App Store, it is offering a safe and secure platform to users and developers alike with the same set of rules for all.
Spotify has accused Apple of anti-competitive behavior in the way it manages the App Store and has filed a complaint against it with the European Commission.
Spotify is really turning the heat up against Apple Music. After offering free Spotify Premium to Galaxy S10 owners in the United States for six months, the music streaming company has announced today that it will be bundling a free Hulu subscription for its Spotify Premium subscribers in the United States.
Spotify today announced that it is expanding its strategic partnership with Samsung. It will be preloading Spotify on select Galaxy devices from Samsung including the Galaxy S10 series. Additionally, the music streaming service will be offering Galaxy S10 customers in the U.S. free Spotify Premium for six months.
It has been a couple of months since the Copyright Royalty Board ruled that there would be an increase to the royalties paid out to artists via streaming services.
Apple Music is now more popular than Spotify in the west. That’s because it’s the default. If you want the best over-all music streaming service where it integrates with your music collection, Siri and the OS itself, Apple Music the only option. But that doesn’t make it the best. When it comes to the curation, discovery engine and the UI itself, Spotify for some, is a far superior music streaming service.