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The music streaming company said it is not opting into Apple’s new DMA changes that charge a “core technology fee” for developers with more than 1 million annual downloads.

Apple rejects Spotify’s update with pricing information for EU users

Spotify is adding music videos to its mobile and desktop apps in some markets. They are tightly integrated with the company’s music library as the streaming giant lets you seamlessly…

Spotify adds music videos in some countries

The complex world of royalties and rights management is a huge pain point for artists. With the rise in the number of record labels and streaming platforms around, it could…

Mogul wants to help musicians track unclaimed royalties

Streaming service Spotify announced today that the service now has more than 600 million monthly active users. The company said in its Q4 2023 earnings report that it added 28…

Spotify crosses the 600M monthly active users mark

The European Parliament is calling for new rules to bring more fairness and transparency to music-streaming across the bloc, including proposals for a new bill to force streaming platforms to…

EU calls for laws to force greater algorithmic transparency from music-streaming platforms

Spotify is restricting features for the free tier users in India in an attempt to garner more paid users in the country. These limits, coming years after the streaming service…

Spotify puts restrictions on its free tier in India to attract more paid users

SoundCloud said today it is rolling out a TikTok-styled discovery feed with vertical scrolling and short clips from songs. The music streaming company started testing the feature in March, and…

SoundCloud’s TikTok-styled discovery feed is rolling out to everyone

Apple Music has added a new algorithmic radio station to the app called ‘Discovery Station’ in a way to compete with Spotify’s personalized lists. Apple’s Sweden-based rival service has offered…

Apple Music adds a new algorithmic station to let users discover new music

TikTok announced Monday that it’s hosting a virtual talent show on TikTok Live to reward aspiring artists, giving them a chance to win up to 500,000 Diamond rewards. The event…

TikTok seeks aspiring artists to show off their talent in live music competition

Amazon Music announced a new merch integration with concert discovery platform Bandsintown to allow more than 590,000 artists to promote their merchandise on the Bandsintown website and app. Previously, artists…

Amazon Music teams up with Bandsintown to let fans shop merch from popular artists

Update 08/08/2023 3:15 PM IST: The company said that the Mi Music app was unavailable due to “technical issues.” The app is now available to download for users again. The…

Xiaomi said Mi Music app was unavailable on the Play Store because of ‘technical issues’

Spotify just reported its second-quarter earnings and the two most impressive metrics are the number of subscribers and the total number of Spotify users. There are currently 220 million people…

Spotify reports strong user growth as it is raising subscription price

TikTok is launching its new subscription-only music streaming service called “TikTok Music” in Australia, Mexico and Singapore. Today’s expansion comes almost two weeks after TikTok debuted the music streaming service…

TikTok launches its music streaming service in Australia, Mexico and Singapore

A couple of years after its original announcement, Spotify will finally launch its hi-fi tier with lossless music streaming through a “Supremium” plan later this year, which might cost more…

Spotify will reportedly launch hi-fi audio through a costlier premium subscription

Music streaming company Spotify is finally and officially testing a playlist that automatically downloads some of your recent favorites. It comes a couple of years after starting working on such…

Spotify is officially testing an offline mix

Music streaming platform SoundCloud has laid off 8% of its staff according to multiple reports. The fresh round of job cuts comes after the company laid off 20% of its…

SoundCloud lays off 8% of staff as it aims to reach profitability this year

Music streaming platform SoundCloud is today launching a new tool to let artists engage with their fans better. The new product, conveniently called Fans, lets artists direct message their followers…

SoundCloud debuts a fan engagement tool for artists

Three years after first launching the music streaming app Resso in India, ByteDance is making it a paid-only service. The company notified users on the app and website saying that…

ByteDance is making its music streaming service Resso premium-only

Tidal is rolling out a new feature that lets you act as a DJ and allow your friends to listen to your choices. The feature called Live is available for…

Tidal’s new Live feature will let you host a live DJing session

Apple’s new app for classical music, Apple Music Classical, is available for download to iPhone users.

Apple Music Classical is now available for download to everyone

A lot of music streaming services and discovery apps have followed a formula for introducing new artists and songs to their users: an AI-powered vertical feed that highlights clips of…

SoundCloud is testing a TikTok-like feed for music discovery

YouTube today announced its new marketplace, Creator Music, is now fully open to all YouTube Partner Program participants in the U.S. First announced last September, the online destination offers a…

YouTube launches its new commercial music licensing resource, Creator Music

Spotify is finally introducing a highly requested feature. The streaming service announced today that it’s launching a new “Exclude from your Taste Profile” feature that lets you keep selected playlists…

Spotify now lets you select which playlists you’d like to impact your recommendations less

Amazon today announced a new benefit for its Prime members which could lure some subscribers away from other music services, like Apple Music or Spotify. The company said it will…

Amazon Prime now comes with a full music catalog of 100 million songs and ad-free podcasts

Taylor Swift’s latest album “Midnights” has dropped, and it might be setting a new standard for China’s digital music industry. Within a day of its release, the 13-track album, priced…

Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ is the priciest digital album Tencent has sold

It’s been four months since Spotify debuted its virtual Spotify Island on Roblox, which made it the first music streaming service to have an official presence within the gaming platform.…

Spotify Island on Roblox launches a new virtual destination for hip-hop listeners

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Some nine months after the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) revealed it was carrying out a market study into music-streaming services, the government department has revealed it believes there…

UK antitrust authority sees no competition concerns in music-streaming industry

Apple is launching DJ mixes in spatial audio with Dolby Atmos on Apple Music, the company announced on Wednesday. The company says the launch brings listeners into a truly immersive…

Apple Music launches new DJ mixes in spatial audio

Spotify has started testing a new “Car Mode” interface with some users, the company confirmed to TechCrunch on Friday. The test comes a few months after Spotify announced that it…

Spotify confirms it’s testing a new ‘Car Mode’ interface with some users