Spotify Premium Updated With New Design Features

Earlier this year, Spotify rolled out a new design for its users, but it seemed to be only available to Spotify’s free tier users. However the good news for Premium subscribers is that it looks like Spotify is finally rolling out those changes where they can expect a new design as well as some changes to the way they navigate the app.


SoundCloud Will Now Allow DJs To Directly Mix Its Tracks

While SoundCloud might not necessarily be the streaming platform on par with the likes of Spotify or Apple Music, the platform has managed to carve out a rather niche section of the market where it appeals to those who enjoy EDM, and for indie musicians and DJs who upload their own mixes to the platform.


YouTube & Eventbrite Team Up To Sell Concert Tickets In Videos

We’re sure many of us have watched music videos on YouTube and thought to ourselves, wouldn’t it be great if we could watch that artist live in person? Bands and artists have tried to make it easier for their fans to follow their tour dates by posting on social media, but now it looks like YouTube wants to make it easier for fans to attend concerts.


Spotify For Wear OS Gets A Brand New App

If you like listening to music on the go and you have a Wear OS smartwatch, there’s a good chance that Spotify could be one of the apps and services you use. The good news is that if you thought that Spotify app on Wear OS could stand to do with some improvements, you’ll be pleased to learn that’s exactly what happened.


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Winamp Expected To Return In All Of Its Glory In 2019

Back in the day before iTunes was as popular as it is, and before music streaming services like Spotify, Winamp pretty much ruled the scene as being the de facto music player if you listened to MP3s. Things have of course changed greatly over the years, where Winamp is now a distant but fond memory.


Apple Acquires Analytics Firm To Boost Apple Music Recommendations

Users picking and choosing their favorite music is a system that’s easy enough to make. All you need is to ensure that you have a big enough library to choose from. Recommending music on the other hand can be tricky, and this is an area that Spotify has excelled in where their playlists and song recommendations are one of the platform’s better features.


Spotify Opening Up Podcasts To All

In this day and age, a microphone and some recording equipment will allow anyone to have their voice heard. However distributing your content is a different story, and for podcasters looking to be able to reach Spotify’s tens of millions of users, you’ll be pleased to learn that you will soon be able to list your podcasts to the platform.


Tidal Can Now Be Streamed On Samsung Smart TVs

When you think of music streaming platforms, you might think of them on smartphones, tablets, computers, and maybe even smartwatches. However it looks like Tidal has decided to expand their streaming services to smart TVs, or to be more specific, the company has struck up a partnership with Samsung to do just that.


The DUO Is A Turntable For The Modern Home

These days with all the focus being placed on digital music, some might find it hard to recall a time when music was only available via physical mediums, such as CDs, cassette tapes, or vinyl. In recent times we’ve seen vinyl make a comeback and if you’re looking for a turntable to enjoy your growing vinyl collection on, the DUO might be of interest to you.


Garmin Adds Spotify Integration With Its Smartwatches

Exercising while listening to music is a great way to get in the zone and to tune out any distractions around you. For fitness enthusiasts who rely on Garmin’s smartwatches to keep track of their activity, you’ll be pleased to learn that Garmin has since announced that they’ll be integrating Spotify into some of its smartwatches.


Apple Music To Get Exclusive Ministry Of Sound Playlists

Exclusives are a great way to try and tempt people to buy your product or sign up for your service, and it looks like Spotify could have been dealt a pretty big blow as it has been revealed that Apple Music will soon be getting exclusive Ministry of Sound playlists that will be available starting on the 4th of October, 2018.


Spotify Cracking Down On Friends Who Share Family Plans

Streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music have family plans, in which in theory, families could share a plan where it would be much cheaper than if everyone were to sign up for it individually. Unsurprisingly some have abused these plans, where groups of friends share them instead of families.


Apple Music Converting Paying Customers 2.5 Faster Than Spotify

Unlike Spotify which offers an ad-based free listening tier, Apple Music can only be accessed by those who pay for its subscription (assuming your three-month trial has ended). This means that Apple needs paid customers to keep its services profitable and successful, whereas Spotify can still rely on revenue generated by ads.


Deezer Wants To Use AI To Make Smarter Playlists

When it comes to song recommendations, the basic algorithm is that it looks at the songs and genres and artists that you’ve been listening to the most, and comes up with recommendations for other songs/artists that are in a similar genre. However it isn’t always the most accurate because while an artist might be in one particular genre, your favorite song from that artist might be different from what the […]