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JAKARTA — Indonesia imposed a 10% value-added tax (VAT) on sales by technology firms including Amazon, Netflix, Spotify and Google on Tuesday, as spending patterns shift with increased remote working as a result of the coronavirus crisis, which has hit state finances.
LIKE almost everything these days, how and where people listen to music has also been affected by the pandemic and the various quarantine or lockdown procedures. Music streaming service Spotify noted in a late-March blog post that people are now listening to more “chill” music — more acoustic fare than dance music. And thanks to social distancing, The Police’s “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” (1980) also saw a 135% spike in people searching and listening to it.
MUSIC streaming service Spotify has launched a dedicated Philippine playlist for emerging artists representing the service’s “commitment to emerging artists across all stages of their development, in order to help them deepen their connection to new and existing audiences around the world.”
APPLE INC. on Thursday launched its Apple Music service on the web, opening up access to users to who prefer a browser instead of an app.
SPOTIFY Technology SA plans to sell a more-expensive version of its music service in Scandinavia, a test to see whether it can raise prices around the world, according to people familiar with the matter.
GLOBAL music streaming service Spotify has rolled out a playlist of local and foreign acts whose music was “discovered” for the first time by Filipinos aged 18-24 in order to encourage more users to listen and be hooked to the music of the new artists.
GOOGLE’S paid music services have eclipsed 15 million subscribers, according to two people familiar with the numbers, a milestone for a company that has struggled to build subscription media businesses.
SPOTIFY Technology SA and other technology giants appealed a ruling that increased the royalties they must pay to songwriters, a move that threatens to further damage the companies’ already-tenuous relationship with the music industry.
FILIPINOS love Original Pilipino Music (OPM) and they also love love — that was one of the observations made by Spotify regional executives which led them to launch their newest campaign, Spotify Jams: OPM Love Songs, where popular singers and bands cover classic Filipino hits from yesteryears.
LOS ANGELES — Pop music titan Taylor Swift on Monday announced a new record deal with Universal Music Group (UMG) that will give her greater control over her own music and could boost future payouts to artists for music played on streaming service Spotify.
THERE’S little better way for Vivendi SA’s Universal Music Group to burnish its reputation ahead of a prospective stake sale than by signing up Taylor Swift.
SPOTIFY executives like to say they manage for growth rather than profitability. It was the growth, however, that disappointed investors in the latest earnings, released Thursday. As a user, I also worry that the music-streaming service’s ideas about growth are wrong.
THIS WEEK marks the 10th anniversary of the public debut of Spotify, and the streaming service has released a few all-time “most-streamed” lists. Think of them as global playlists for the last decade of your life.
SPOTIFY Technology SA is giving musicians new tools to release music without a record label.
THE PHILIPPINES is known for its lengthy Christmas celebrations which start the moment August ends and September rolls in and the holiday cheer is evident through the number of Christmas songs played during the “-ber” months (September to December) — 47 million minutes of holiday content were streamed from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 last year, according to music streaming service, Spotify.
SPOTIFY Technology SA rescinded a short-lived policy that penalized artists for misconduct, bowing to pressure from irate musicians and record labels.
SPOTIFY Technology SA is developing a new version of its free music service, the first big product change since the streaming company went public...
SPOTIFY is planning to reboot its video strategy for at least the third time in as many years as the world’s largest online music...
NEW YORK – The US music industry on Wednesday reported soaring growth in the first half of the year as streaming subscriptions reached 30...