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86% of music on streaming platforms received fewer than 1000 plays in 2023. According to the 2023 year-end music report from Luminate – who measure...

Spotify CFO departure announced, days after $9.3m shares cash in and layoffs

Spotify has announced that its chief financial officer, Paul Vogel, is leaving the company soon after he cashed in $9.3 million (£7.4 million) in shares...

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Spotify is laying off around 1,500 employees in an attempt to “reduce costs”, its CEO Daniel Ek has announced. In a memo shared to Spotify’s...

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Spotify has confirmed details of its new royalty policy, which will get rid of payments for tracks under 1,000 streams. The move forms part of...

Songs on Spotify will need 1,000 streams to make royalties from 2024

Spotify will implement a minimum number of streams for artist payment next year, a new report confirms. Music Business Worldwide reports the Swedish streaming giant...

Spotify royalty model change 2024

Spotify is set to introduce a trio of significant changes to its royalty model, which the audio streaming giant hopes will ensure revenue reaches 'legitimate'...

Spotify Premium tier

Details of Spotify’s upcoming high-end subscription tier, called Super Premium, have leaked. According to details posted on Reddit, the long-rumoured hi-fi tier will feature a...

Spotify launches tool that lets artists pay to feature on homescreen, Showcase

Spotify has launched a new tool that allows artists to buy sponsored music placements on the site’s homepage. The streaming giant announced the new marketing...

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Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ has reached two billion streams on Spotify, a decade after its release. The track, released by the late producer in 2013...

Rihanna becomes first female artist to have 10 songs reach one billion streams on Spotify

Rihanna has become the first female artist to have 10 songs reach one billion streams each on Spotify. The Barbados-born singer has achieved the feat...

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Spotify is rumoured to be launching a more expensive subscription tier on its platform by the end of 2023. Bloomberg reported yesterday (20th June) that...

Spotify AI

Spotify’s AI DJ has launched in the UK and Ireland, after having arrived in the US and Canada earlier this year. Available to premium users...

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New research has found that 75% of artists make a loss when they release music. PIRATE.COM, a global music studio that hosts 350,000 artists worldwide...

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Spotify has expanded its controversial Discovery Mode program, which will offer artists more exposure for less royalties. The streaming giant first announced its move to...

Spotify AI DJ

Spotify has launched an AI DJ function with "stunningly realistic" voiceover. This latest development allows users to listen to bespoke selections tailored to their tastes...

Spotify becomes first streaming platform with over 200 million paid subscribers

Spotify is the first streaming platform to hit the 200 million paid subscribers milestone. In Spotify's earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2022, the...

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A new report has found that music streaming services are unlikely to make sufficient "excess profits" to improve paying artists. According to the independent study...

Netflix releases fictionalised show about Spotify: Watch

The Playlist, the Swedish series about the creation of Spotify, is out now on Netflix. The fictionalised show, based on the 2021 book by Swedish...

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Spotify has launched a new website to sell concert tickets directly to fans, Pitchfork reports Launched on Wednesday, August 10th, the streaming giant launched a...

Heardle

Spotify has acquired Heardle, the Wordle-inspired viral online music game which sees players tasked with guessing a song in six attempts based on its opening...