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Warner Music says it will share part of any potential Spotify windfall with its artists

In its earnings call yesterday, Warner Music CEO Steve Cooper said that if the company receives a payout from Spotify either being sold or going public, a portion of that money will be shared with its artists.
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Facebook celebrates 12th birthday with Friends Day videos, faces plenty of media snark 2:55

Facebook is celebrating its 12th birthday as some media outlets take shots at the social media network, Apple is giving Android users a feature it doesn't allow its own iPhone customers, and a new app serves up a fresh Spotify…
Home Theater

Spotify now available on the Amazon Echo, but you need to be a Premium subscriber

Since its launch, more features have been coming to Amazon's Echo. Now you can play music by simply saying "Alexa, play Spotify." There is a catch, though: you'll need to subscribe to Spotify Premium.
Music

Not getting enough variety out of Spotify? New app Playlist a Day might be able to help

Are you finding your life lacking musical variety? A new app from Spotify playlist sharing site Playlists.net by the name of Playlist a Day aims to remedy that by offering exactly what the name says.
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Amazon reportedly gearing up to take on Spotify with improved music service

Prime Music can't compete with Spotify, but that doesn't mean that Amazon can't. The company is reportedly working on a new standalone music streaming service, separate from Prime Music, in order to compete directly with Spotify and Apple…
Mobile

Spotify launches new Shows video service on Android

Spotify's mobile-only video streaming, announced last May, will begin rolling out this week, featuring content from the BBC, Maker Studios, and ESPN. The Android app will get the new feature first, followed by iOS a week later.
Music

Spotify acquires two companies that could see it adding more social features

Spotify continues to expand as it announced today that it has acquired two companies, Cord Project and Soundwave, that could see the music streaming service becoming a whole lot more social.
Music

Like the song you’re hearing at Starbucks? Now you can save it to Spotify

Last year Starbucks and Spotify announced a multiyear partnership, and now we're seeing the first fruits from that deal, including the ability to save songs you hear to Spotify, at over 7,500 Starbucks locations throughout the U.S.
Music

Can hi-res streaming turn digital from an enemy of sound to its new best friend?

Will hi-res audio from companies like Apple deliver us into a revived age of audiophilia, or has our culture shifted away from caring about audio quality for good?
Music

Spotify is letting artists explain their lyrics on your phone

The leaders in on-demand music streaming and lyric annotation, Spotify and Genius, have partnered for "Behind the Lyrics," a series of curated playlists which display information about songs from artists to the fans on the screen as they…
Music

Nielsen report shows many Americans see no point in paying for music streaming

If you don't find Spotify and its ilk worth paying for, you're not the only one. Nielsen's 2015 Year End Music Report shows nearly half of Americans don't see the point of paying for music streaming services.
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Double or nothing: Spotify hit with another class-action lawsuit for $200 million

In the final days of 2015, Spotify was hit with a $150 class-action lawsuit by musician David Lowery over unpaid royalties. It looks like the beginning of 2016 isn't going to be any easier, as it now faces a second $200 million lawsuit.