Tag: Spotify

Spotify might be building a smart speaker of its own

Spotify appears to be working a smart speaker that it says will be “category defining,” according to new job listings. “Spotify is on its way to creating its first physical products and set up an operational organization for manufacturing, sup……


Apple Music student discounts come to 82 new regions

Apple has increased the number of markets where students can grab a discount on their Apple Music subscription. As iMore’s Rene Ritchie notes, the deal is being offered in 82 new regions — 79 now and a further three on February 26th &mda……


Tweak Spotify’s recommendation tech to create custom playlists

If you’re looking for a way to fine-tune your Spotify experience, you might want to check out Nelson, a web-based playback jukebox of sorts on app-maker website Glitch. You choose as many genres as you like before tweaking some of the Spotify ……


Apple Music could overtake Spotify in the US this summer

Spotify’s lead in paid music streaming might not be as impregnable as it looks. The Wall Street Journal has obtained industry figures suggesting that Apple Music is growing faster than Spotify in the US, adding 5 percent to its base every mon……


Spotify now shows songwriter and producer credits

Spotify announced today that when listening through the desktop platform, users will now be able to view song credits. Starting now, right-clicking on a track and selecting “Show Credits” from the menu will bring up its performer, writer and p……


Spotify teams with Discord to soundtrack your gaming chats

Spotify and gaming chat app Discord are joining forces so your entire channel can bump to the same music during a raid. Starting today, you can link your Spotify Premium account to your Discord account and keep the beats rocking for your entir……


Amazon’s QR-like ‘SmileCodes’ are the key to discounts and Lockers

Amazon will start rolling out its own version of QR codes, TechCrunch reports. Called SmileCodes, they function just like a typical QR code — scan it with your phone and see where it leads — but they’ll only be scannable through the Amazon a……


Spotify is testing a Pandora-esque standalone Android app

Spotify apparently has plans to launch another music app — one that’s more like Pandora’s original service, or like a radio, if you will. The company has begun testing a playlist-based app called “Stations” for Android, and according to its G……


Streaming services must give songwriters a 44 percent pay hike

Songwriters just claimed a major victory in the fight for better pay from streaming giants like Apple and Spotify. The US Copyright Royalty Board has ruled for an increase in songwriter rates that will give them a 43.8 percent pay raise over ……


Recommended Reading: The making of Elton John’s VR retirement party

How Elton John’s
VR retirement
announcement hit
your headset
Emma Grey Ellis,
Wired

If you haven’t heard, music legend Sir Elton John announced his retirement and final tour this week in the most 2018 way possible: VR. Wired goes behind the……