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Spotify’s Kids app is coming to all Premium Family subscribers

Sponsored Links Spotify Spotify launched its standalone Kids app in Ireland back in October 2019 as a way to give younger listeners access to its varied catalog of music. Now, the company is rolling it out in beta in the UK and beyond, in a launch that coincides with Childnet International’s Safer Internet Day. From …

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Spotify is buying The Ringer to boost its sports coverage

Sponsored Links Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP And there we go. Just an hour after it posted its latest financial results, Spotify has announced that it’s buying The Ringer. Bill Simmons’ sports and entertainment venture will offer up its podcast catalog, website and staffers, as well as its 100-million strong fanbase of listeners. Unfortunately, there’s no word on …

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KFC slips ads into Spotify Premium through artist profiles

Sponsored Links Memac Ogilvy for KFC Middle East You might not avoid ads in Spotify just because you pay for a Premium account. KFC Middle East and the ad agency Memac Ogilvy recently ran a promo campaign for the Kentucky Burger by taking over the profiles of artists Flipperachi, Moh Flow and Shébani. Their photos, …

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Radiohead.com unveils “The Radiohead Library,” an official band repository

Welcome to the new Radiohead Library. This is the band’s A Moon Shaped Pool collection, as seen in a desktop browser. Radiohead The same collection, as seen on a mobile browser. The Kid A selection. It’s not all just audio and video; a lot of the site comes with high-resolution scans of the albums’ original …

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Spotify may be in talks to buy culture outlet The Ringer

Sponsored Links CraSH/imageSPACE/MediaPunch/IPX Spotify might be making one of its biggest moves yet in its bid to conquer the podcasting world. Wall Street Journal sources say the streaming company is in “early” talks to acquire The Ringer, the sports- and pop culture-oriented outlet founded by ex-ESPN personality Bill Simmons (above). While it’s not guaranteed this …

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Apple Music partnered with the NBA for its latest curated playlist

Sponsored Links While Apple Music has dipped its toes into year-end reviews and the like, it’s fair to say playlists haven’t been as much of a focus for the platform as say Spotify and YouTube Music. You won’t, for example, find an algorithmically-generated soundtrack tailored to your pet’s tastes on Apple Music. But if you’re …

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Streaming now accounts for 80 percent of the US music market

Sponsored Links Billy Steele/Engadget Streaming has completely reshaped the face of the music industry over the last decade, with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music proving to be overwhelmingly popular with music fans. The Recording Industry Association of America has revealed some stats that underline the mammoth sea change. The organization says streaming accounts …

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Spotify tests ‘Tastebuds’ feature that highlights your friends’ favorite tracks

Sponsored Links SOPA Images via Getty Images There’s no better way to find new music than to get recommendations from someone whose taste you share. Spotify is capitalizing on that by testing out a new feature called Tastebuds, which lets you see what your friends have been listening to and discover new music though them. …

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Jay-Z’s music is back on Spotify after two years away

Sponsored Links Spotify In 2017, Tidal owner Jay-Z removed his music from several competing streaming services. While much of his catalog returned to some of them, like Apple Music, pretty quickly, it hasn’t been on the largest one ever since. Until now. Spotify announced at midnight ET that on the rapper’s 50th birthday, his catalog …

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Spotify’s podcast strategy is starting to pay off

Spotify’s strategy of owning a chunk of the podcast game appears to be paying off, at least according to its latest financial report. In the third quarter of 2019, Spotify says it saw “exponential growth” in podcasts, with a 39 percent increase in listens in just three months. The US is the biggest consumer of …

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