STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Winter Olympics in Sweden is music to the ears of the head of Spotify.
Daniel Ek, the founder and chief executive of the popular digital music service, is among a slew of...
LONDON (AP) — Swedish music site Spotify has complained to European Union regulators about Apple for allegedly abusing its dominant position in music streaming and stifling...
NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify is making a bigger bet on podcasts as it looks to bring a Netflix-like model of original programs to the audio world. The music-streaming pioneer gobbled up two podcasting companies, Gimlet and Anchor, on Wednesday.
Although streaming is becoming an increasingly popular way to listen to music, Spotify and other services such as Pandora have struggled to make money because of the royalties and other fees that they have to pay recording labels, songwriters and performers.
LONDON (AP) — Music streaming sites Spotify and Deezer are among European tech industry players calling on the EU to get tougher on unfair business practices by U.S. giants like Apple, Google and Amazon.
In a joint letter, the group urged European Union ministers to go beyond current proposals aimed at regulating online platforms that act as middlemen between customers and businesses.
NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify's CEO says the company rolled out its new anti-hate policy in the wrong way.
This month the streaming service announced it would remove R. Kelly and rapper XXXtentacion's music from its playlists, citing the new policy on hate content and hateful conduct.
While some praised Spotify for its bold move, others criticized the company for singling out particular artists, and requested Spotify also apply the rules for others who have been charged sexual misconduct and violence.
NEW YORK (AP) — Clive Davis' pre-Grammy gala is so white-hot you can't purchase tickets, and he said it has been hard letting some longtime attendees know they won't be invited back.
Davis' Saturday night event, held a day before the 2018 Grammy Awards, launched the careers of Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys, and have featured all-stars like Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Smokey Robinson and Carly Simon. He first held the gala 42 years ago.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish music streaming service Spotify and Chinese internet company Tencent have struck a deal to take minority stakes in each other.
The companies said Friday in a joint statement they will acquire new shares representing minority equity stakes in each other for cash — Tencent Music Entertainment will invest in Spotify, while the Swedish music startup will take a stake in Tencent's music wing. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
NEW YORK (AP) — If President Barack Obama is looking for a new job after Jan. 20, Spotify has a position that seems made just for him.
The streaming music service has posted a "President of Playlists" position on its career opportunities webpage.