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Spotify is now selling your info to advertisers for targeted audio ads

The ad experience for Spotify's free tier is changing. The music streaming service has launched programmatic buying across its audio ads globally, which allows advertisers to target users based on listening habits and demographic data.
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Spotify won’t like Apple’s new streaming music royalty proposal

Apple has proposed a new streaming royalty scheme to the United States Copyright Royalty Board which would pay 9.1 cents per 100 streams, making each hundred streams pay as much as a paid download.
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Apple’s simplified payment plan to stream music would make life expensive for rivals

Apple proposed a new simplified streaming music payment plan for songwriters and publishers that would make it much more expensive for Spotify and YouTube to offer free music streaming.
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Spotify aims to rival Beats One with two radio-inspired streaming options

Spotify has launched two new on-demand radio-style shows which feature interviews and commentary from big-name artists, hoping to steal some of Zane Lowe's Beats One spotlight from Apple.
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Put the pedal to the metal with this fantastic road trip playlist

Sit down, strap in, and start your engine: We've assembled the perfect road trip playlist for your summer adventures, aiming to bring some new and exciting music to your ears as you explore.
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Darius Rucker would rather rock live than count pennies from Spotify plays

Call ‘If I Told You’ country if you must, but Darius Rucker isn’t big on labels. The former Hootie & The Blowfish frontman talks about his new album, his love for vinyl, and the sad reality of Spotify.
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With SongSync, Noted lets you share tunes with Spotify, Apple Music, and more

Noted, a music-discovery service and social network that debuted in March, has now added a feature called SongSync, allowing users to share songs and playlists between Spotify, Apple Music, and more.
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Amazon’s Echo now allows users to default to Spotify or Pandora

Instead of only playing music from Amazon Prime Music, unless specified otherwise, Amazon's Echo now allows users to set the device's default music player to either Spotify or Pandora. The new feature rolled out this week.
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Streaming of music outpaces video in first half of 2016 — and not by a little

Streaming music, up 58 percent in the first half of 2016, has finally surpassed video streaming, and not by a little, with music garnering 19 billion more plays than video since the new year began.
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Was the man who died in an autonomously driving Tesla really watching Harry Potter? 3:10

A man riding in a Tesla Model S while in autonomous driving mode died in a car crash yesterday, marking the first death sustained while a car was in self-driving mode. A witness says the man may have been watching Harry Potter…
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Elizabeth Warren calls out Apple business practices, Spotify claims forced update delay

Things are getting political in the streaming music world, as Senator Elizabeth Warren levels criticisms against Apple's "unfair" App Store policies, and Spotify claims they are blocking an update.