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Spotify

Spotify is a platform for listening to music and podcasts founded in 2006 by Daniel Ek.

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Timeline

September 30, 2019

Spotify acquires Gimlet and Parcast.

July 9, 2019

Spotify’s Lite app is officially releasing it in 36 countries worldwide.

November 17, 2017

Spotify acquires Soundtrap.

People

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LinkedIn

AF Square

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Alex Sowter

Employee



Alexander Shapiro

Employee



Alick Varma

Employee



Aman Ghei

Investor



Anders Bond

Employee



Andreas Ehn

Employee



Andrew Mager

Employee



Annina Svensson

Employee



Ashley Ford

Employee



Bérangère Biencourt

Employee



Carl-David Pärson

Employee



Chat Joglekar

Employee



Chi-Hua Chien

Investor



Cristine Jung

Investor



Dan Brody

Employee



Daniel Ek

Employee



DJ Lee

Employee



Doug Ford

Employee



Fredrik Cassel

Investor



Gaurav Chandrashekar

Employee



Giulia Sclabi

Employee



Henrik Torstensson

Employee



J.J. O'Brien

Employee



Jeppe Zink

Investor



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News

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Sarah Perez
January 27, 2020
TechCrunch
Following Spotify's confirmation of a new Stories feature, initially being tested by social media influencers, the company this morning announced it will now allow artists to reach their Instagram fan bases in a new way, too. However, in this case, they aren't creating Spotify Stories they can market elsewhere on their social media, but instead [...]
Sarah Perez
January 21, 2020
TechCrunch
Spotify is testing a new Stories feature that will allow select influencers to incorporate video elements into their public playlists, TechCrunch has learned and Spotify confirmed. The first influencer to test the feature is makeup and fashion YouTube star Summer Mckeen, who currently has a social media fan base that includes 2.33 million YouTube subscribers, [...]
Stephanie Mlot
January 15, 2020
Geek.com
My cat (RIP Pumpkin) loved three things: Lounging in the sun, eating expensive food, and endless strokes. She never showed a shred of interest in music. But I think she would have enjoyed ...
Reuters Editorial
January 15, 2020
U.S.
Spotify has made playlists and a podcast for dogs to listen to in their owners' absence, after finding that nearly 74% of UK pet-owners play music for their animals.
January 14, 2020
The Economic Times
The two companies said they have entered into a multi-territory licensing agreement, which includes India. The move has also resulted in dismissal of pending litigation in the Bombay HC, wherein WCM had filed a petition seeking an injunction against Spotify for including in its selection in India.
By Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com
January 1, 2020
Mail Online
The music industry in the US has been almost completely taken over by streaming services, which now account for 80 percent of overall revenue, according to a new report from the RIAA.
December 31, 2019
Hindustan Times
India's music streaming space gained in 2019 with the entry of Spotifyand YouTube. Here's what's next for these players in 2020.
Reuters Editorial
December 27, 2019
IN
Spotify Technology SA said on Friday it would pause carrying political advertisements on its music streaming platform in early 2020.
Zack Whittaker
December 23, 2019
TechCrunch
Last week, Spotify sent a number of USB drives to reporters with a note: "Play me." It's not uncommon for reporters to receive USB drives in the post. Companies distribute USB drives all the time, including at tech conferences, often containing promotional materials or large files, such as videos that would otherwise be difficult to [...]
December 19, 2019
WebWire
A series of peculiar knife murders shook Stockholm in 1989--and the killer was never found. In true-crime podcast Olöst (Swedish for "Unsolved"), journalist Arvid Hallberg and researcher Evalisa Wallin dive deep into the cold case, hunting for clues that could shed new light on the crime. This past Thursday, 160 fans of the show were invited to a special live listening event at Bio Rio theater in Stockholm to hear the podcast's shocking conclusion before it was released on Spotify....
Cal Jeffrey
December 18, 2019
TechSpot
Spotify has a new feature coming that lets users explore new music options through their friends' preferences. The mode is called Tastebuds in a tongue-in-cheek reference to finding music that your friends enjoy, in other words, your buds' taste in...
Josh Constine
December 18, 2019
TechCrunch
Spotify is prototyping a new way to see what friends have been listening to, called "Tastebuds". Despite how discovering music is inherently social, Spotify has no features for directly interacting with friends within its mobile app after axing its own inbox in 2017 and keeping its Friend Activity ticker restricted to desktop. It seemed like [...]
December 17, 2019
WebWire
With 2020 right around the corner--and the 2010s coming to a close--we're taking a journey through the last decade in music with a new original podcast, The Decade Wrapped. The podcast's host, Eric Eddings, will be joined by critics, comedians, influencers, and writers as they look back at the music stories that defined pop culture between 2010 and 2019. This 10-episode series incorporates data and insights from Spotify's popular Wrapped campaign. Launched earlier this month, the campaign...
IANS
December 16, 2019
The Hindu
With this, the Echo line-up from Amazon becomes with the first third-party clients to support the Apple Podcasts service without using AirPlay
Brian Heater
December 15, 2019
TechCrunch
Listen. Spotify's tired of screwing around here. The company spent a lot of money on podcasts. Like, a lot, a lot. And it really needs you to start listening to things, because it's almost certainly going to spend even more in the coming years. I mean, music is good, too, don't get it wrong, but [...]
Sarah Perez
December 11, 2019
TechCrunch
Facebook's founding got the movie treatment with Aaron Sorkin's "The Social Network." The story of how Snapchat came to be will be a flagship series on the upcoming streaming service, Quibi. Today, Spotify is the latest startup to get its story told on screen -- this time, as a new Netflix show. Netflix says it's [...]
Alyssa Meyers
December 9, 2019
Business Insider
Many news outlets look to short, daily news shows to expand their content into audio. Vice is investing in longform content with Spotify instead.
Meghan Morris
December 6, 2019
Business Insider
Co-CEO Sebastian Gunningham will take over central technology, while the new chief product and experience officer will manage technology products.
December 5, 2019
WebWire
The 2010's are coming to an end, and soon we'll be living in a new iteration of the "roaring '20s." (Will jazz become the predominant genre again? Only time will tell.) Whether the past ten years feel like they've flown or crept by, you've surely experienced a decade's worth of change and growth. You may even be reminiscing with pictures of how you and your loved ones have matured or "glowed-up" throughout the years. But what about your listening habits? From 2010 to 2019, you've likely...
Mark Savage
December 3, 2019
BBC News
Billie Eilish, Ed Sheeran, Drake and Ariana Grande are among the most popular artists of the moment.
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