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CEO Daniel Ek tells FT it will tread ‘very carefully’ despite pressure from music labels
Streaming has fundamentally changed the dynamic of the industry
Streaming platform’s podcast pivot generates excitement but pandemic weighs on its future
The Covid period has been strong for albums, streaming and vinyl, but catastrophic for live events and clubs
The duke and duchess’s podcast deal shows how celebrities are seizing control of the media
Streaming service offers promotion in return for reduced royalty payments
Music streaming group boosts presence as popularity of sector soars
Two decades ago the music industry officially surrendered to the MP3. In the second part of his guest post, musician William J. Stokes looks at how it still affects musicians to this day.
Streaming site came under fire for airing interview with conspiracy theorist
The likes of Spotify see a chance to differentiate in a world where all music services offer access to roughly the same product
Streaming group’s chief to channel funding into early-stage start-ups
Group that includes Spotify and Epic Games to lobby against alleged anti-competitive behaviour
Artists will be able to list upcoming events as interest in online alternatives during pandemic grows
The tech company’s fights with developers may backfire
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Baillie Gifford’s portfolio contains positions in tech stocks and innovative privately owned groups
Joe Rogan’s Spotify deal underscores how land grabs have shifted to the talent behind the microphone
Subscriber numbers surge to 130m as listeners turn to tunes in a crisis
The streaming service’s attempts to diversify its revenue base seem to be on track.
Donald Trump was acquitted on impeachment charges by the Senate on Wednesday
Acquisition of sport-focused group comes as streaming giant struggles for profit
Contracts with record labels crimp streaming service’s hopes of making money from podcasts
Push into podcasting is the right step for company trying to profit consistently from vast customer base
Architect of direct listing is the latest senior figure to leave music streaming service