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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.
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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.
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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?
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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…
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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.
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Snapchat’s new music channels highlight artists, tracks, and live performances

Snapchat las launched a series original music channels within the Discovery section of its app. The Year-in-Review series features notable artists, tracks, recommendations and exclusive video content.
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Spotify facing $150 million lawsuit over unpaid royalties

Spotify has been accused before of not paying artists royalties owed to them, and now it's going to court over a $150 million class action suit filed by Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker front man David Lowery.
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These are the 10 most popular Beatles songs on Spotify so far

Spotify has revealed the most popular Beatles songs on its service a few days after the band's music finally showed up on multiple streaming sites. So, how about the top tune – Let It Be? Nope. Hey Jude? Try again.....
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Spotify outlines plans for a new system to ensure that artists are paid properly

It's no secret that some artists aren't fans of Spotify, and part of this has to do with the way the company handles royalties. Now the company has announced that it is working on a system to make sure artists are paid fairly.
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Forget Christmas cards, use these social media tips to share great festive posts instead

This holiday season, replace the quaint act of handing out Christmas cards with social media greetings. From Snapchat to Pinterest, use these networks to create personalized messages for all your friends and family.
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Fab Four Christmas: The Beatles catalog lands on streaming services Christmas Eve

As all-but-confirmed earlier this week, the Beatles catalog will be coming to various streaming services including Apple Music, Google Play Music, Tidal, and Spotify, which will launch the catalog at midnight.