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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.

November 15, 2012

Spotify raises a $100,000,000 series E round from Coca-Cola, Lakestar, Fidelity Ventures and Goldman Sachs.

June 17, 2011

Spotify raises a $100,000,000 series D round from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Digital Sky Technologies and Accel Partners.

February 1, 2010

Spotify raises a $16,139,080 series C round from Sean Parker and Founders Fund.

August 4, 2009

Spotify raises a $50,000,000 series B round from Wellington Partners, Horizons Ventures and Li Ka-shing.

October 1, 2008

Spotify raises a $21,640,000 series A round from Northzone, Horizons Ventures, Creandum and Li Ka-shing.

People

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AF Square

Investor

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

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Cal Jeffrey
April 2, 2020
TechSpot
Spotify finally added Siri integration to its watchOS app. It was a quiet addition, with the feature being the only change to the latest iteration of the widget. Spotify did not even announce it on its blog, instead just listing...
April 1, 2020
WebWire
In recent years, country music has evolved. There are now many artists pushing the boundaries of what the genre means--while at the same time carrying on the traditions of detailed storytelling, organic instrumentation, and production stylings that have long defined country music. To celebrate those songs, Spotify is launching a new playlist called Indigo, available. Indigo is a new playlist of contemporary country music that encapsulates the time-honored music style. For some, it may evo...
Manish Singh
April 1, 2020
TechCrunch
Spotify and Warner Music Group have renewed their global licensing partnership, the two said on Wednesday, confirming that the giant music label's songs will now be available on the Sweden-headquartered firm's platform in India. In a joint statement, the two companies said, "Spotify and Warner Music Group are pleased to announce a renewed global licensing [...]
Brian Heater
March 31, 2020
TechCrunch
Let's be real: Now isn't the ideal time to launch a health tracker. For a majority of us, expectations have dramatically plummeted for step counts, workout minutes and other gamified metrics. But hardware launches will, for the most part, go on. Fitbit eschewed its normal press event this time out -- for increasingly good reason [...]
Reuters Editorial
March 25, 2020
U.S.
Spotify Technology SA said on Wednesday it had launched a COVID-19 music relief project to raise funds for musicians as the coronavirus pandemic grounds life to a halt in most countries, while taking a toll on the economy.
Kim Komando
March 22, 2020
Fox News
Each week, I receive tons of questions from my listeners about tech concerns, new products and all things digital.
Sarah Perez
March 20, 2020
TechCrunch
Spotify is opening up its podcast catalog to third-party apps. The company this week launched a new version of its Podcast APIs that makes it possible for third-party apps to connect to Spotify in order to manage a user's podcast library, search its podcast catalog, and fetch detailed information and podcast shows and episodes, the [...]
March 9, 2020
WebWire
Lauv. The Blaze. King Princess. Lil Baby. Official HIGE DANdism. Jorja Smith. These are undeniably prominent artists in today's global musical landscape. They've been making their way onto Wrapped cards and festival headliner slots--but not so long ago they were just starting out, working their way up for a chance in the spotlight. Each was assisted in this journey by Spotify's commitment to bringing up-and-coming artists to your attention--something we're excited to cont...
By James Pero For Dailymail.com
March 5, 2020
Mail Online
According to reverse-engineering expert, Jane Manchun Wong, Spotis currently working on a voice-activation feature that lets users control the app by uttering the phrase 'Hey, Spotify.'
Sarah Perez
February 27, 2020
TechCrunch
After recently tweaking its design to better showcast podcasts, Spotify today announced it's giving its entire mobile experience a refreshed look-and-feel. Starting initially with the iOS app, both Spotify Free and Premium users will notice the app has a more consistent, streamlined look, new in-app icons, changes to how cover art displays, and more. The [...]
David Nield
February 23, 2020
Wired
Be generous, but also be safe.
By James Pero For Dailymail.com
February 20, 2020
Mail Online
Spotify users have noticed a new feature that scrolls real-time lyrics across the app interface as you listen along. It's being tested only on Android.
Frederic Lardinois
February 18, 2020
TechCrunch
In early December, Spotify launched its annual personalized Wrapped playlist with its users' most-streamed sounds of 2019. That has become a bit of a tradition and isn't necessarily anything new, but for 2019, it also gave users a look back at how they used Spotify over the last decade. Because this was quite a large [...]
By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline
February 11, 2020
Mail Online
It has been described as a 'playground of sound for young listeners' and Spotify says it has been developed with safety and privacy as the main priority.
Alex Coop
February 7, 2020
IT Business
Google is engineering a way to encourage its employees to eat healthier, Mastercard's CEO says he withdrew from Facebook's Libra because Libra's leaders wouldn't commit to observing laws, and Spotify doubles down on podcast content.
Jess Sheldon
February 4, 2020
Express.co.uk
SPOTIFY is a service which many people will access in order to listen to their favourite songs and podcasts alike. However, members of the public are being warned to watch out for 'convincing-looking' scam emails after a number of scam attempts have been reported.
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.
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