Music Streaming Services Are Fighting Royalties Increase

Royalties are one of the several ways that musicians earn money through their music. This is why it was a big deal when Apple initially refused to pay musicians royalties during the three month trial period of Apple Music. This essentially meant that musicians had to work for “free” during those three months.

Garmin’s VivoActive 3 Music Gets Spotify At Last

Garmin launched its music-focused VivoActive 3 fitness watch last year. It didn’t have support for Spotify, though, which is the world’s most popular music streaming service. That might have prevented some customers from picking up this device. Not anymore. It has been confirmed that Spotify is finally available on the Garmin VivoActive 3 fitness watch.

Spotify Posts First Operating Profit As It Hits 96M Paying Subscribers

Spotify may be the biggest music streaming service in the market but the company hasn’t really been raking in the profits. It has actually just posted its first ever quarterly earnings profit which was driven by a strong margin and slower headcount growth than the company had previously expected. Spotify has previously said that it assigns more priority to growth over profits.

Spotify To Let Users Block And Mute Artists

There’s no way to avoid the music from an artist you don’t particularly like on Spotify right now. You can’t actively search for their music but that’s about it. Their music can appear in playlists or radio stations regardless of your preferences. That’s going to change soon as Spotify is reportedly going to allow users to block and mute certain artists in its mobile apps.


Spotify Reportedly Developing An In-Car Music Player

Spotify isn’t a hardware company but that might change this year. It’s claimed that the company is working on an in-car music player which would enable users to stream music from this service even if they don’t have a fancy infotainment system that can run apps. As you’d expect from a product of this sort in this day and age, the in-car music player will have voice commands as well.

Tinder Testing The Sharing Of Spotify Clips In Chat

Dating apps have modernized the way of dating, whereas in the past you usually would need to talk to someone to find out more about them, such as shared interests, and so on. However with dating apps, a lot of that information is readily available at a glance, where users can lists their likes, dislikes, hobbies, and so on.

Spotify Inks Global Content Deal With T-Series For Over 160,000 Songs

Spotify, the most widely used music streaming service in the world, today announced that it has inked a global content deal with Indian music company T-Series. The deal comes ahead of Spotify’s launch in the Indian market. It brings more than 160,000 songs present in T-Series’ catalog to Spotify for streaming.

Spotify Claims To Have Over 200 Million Monthly Active Users

It is safe to say that Spotify is currently leading the way in the music streaming scene. Now according to the latest figures offered up by the company, they are claiming that their streaming platform is now home to about 200 million monthly active users. They are also boasting that they have about 87 million Premium subscribers which is what we heard a couple of months ago.

Latest Spotify Update Makes It Compatible With iPhone XR, XS Max Screen Sizes

With Apple having introduced new screen sizes to the iPhones and Apple Watch back in 2018, this means that developers have to update their apps and UI elements to make it fit properly, otherwise users will be seeing the zoomed in effect which while functional, doesn’t look very good.

PayPal Now Selling A $60 Spotify Gift Card For $50

If you’re thinking about subscribing to Spotify, or if you’re already a subscriber and you’re trying to save yourself some money, then you might be interested to learn that PayPal has a Spotify gift card on sale in which for $60 in value, it is being sold for a $10 discount which means that you’ll only be paying $50 for it.

Latest Xbox One Update Lets You Control Spotify With Cortana

Your Spotify listening experience is about to get much better on the Xbox One. Microsoft is rolling out a new software update for its gaming console today which brings the ability to control Spotify playback through voice commands given to the Cortana virtual assistant. This feature is available to users in the United States.

Spotify Could Soon Allow Users To Import Their Own Music

Music streaming services are useful because they let you listen to music whenever you want while on the go, and also being able to search and add songs to your library without having to deal with cables and all that jazz. However streaming services aren’t 100% perfect as its catalogue does depend on the deals that they’ve made with various publishers and labels.

Spotify Could Expand To India In A Few Months

Spotify is the world’s most popular music streaming service and the company wants to keep it that way. It’s reportedly eyeing a lucrative market to launch its service in. Spotify isn’t available in India right now but that might change in a few months if a new report is to be believed.

Spotify Connect Speakers Opening Up To Free Users

Spotify Connect streaming on separate devices has been limited to those with a Premium Spotify account ever since this feature was launched but that’s going to change real soon. The music streaming behemoth has updated its Commercial Partners SDK which allows Spotify Connect devices to work just as well with free accounts.