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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

April 28, 2021
Spotify launches paid subscription platform for podcasts
April 13, 2021
Spotify launches $80 Car Thing device for drivers.

March 30, 2021
Spotify acquires live audio app Locker Room creator Betty Labs to launch its own Clubhouse competitor.
February 22, 2021
Spotify announces beta launch of audience development tool for artists, self-serve 'Marquee' ads.

December 2020
Spotify announces a multi-year partnership with Archewell Audio.

Spotify's podcasting strategy helped it outperform expectations of advertising income, which grew 29% year-on-year to €281m, as advertiser demand continues to bounce back after contracting at the start of the pandemic.

November 19, 2020
Spotify announces that it has leveraged last year's SoundBetter acquisition to create a marketplace for artists who make short, looping visuals for Canvas.
July 21, 2020
Spotify launches video podcasts worldwide, starting with select creators.

May 11, 2020
Spotify officially launches a shared-queue feature called Group Session.
May 11, 2020
Spotify launches Group Sessions that lets multiple users create and control playlists in real-time.
September 30, 2019
Spotify acquires Gimlet and Parcast.
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Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Spotify Series A round
21,640,000
October 1, 2008
6 Results
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

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

Gaurav Chandrashekar

Employee

Giulia Sclabi

Employee

Henrik Torstensson

Employee

J.J. O'Brien

Employee

Jeppe Zink

Investor

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Further reading

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Link
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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Date
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Companies

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CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Dan Taylor
May 12, 2021
Tech.eu
London-based global fashion shopping platform Lyst has raised $85 million in a round that saw participation from a number of existing investors including Draper Esprit. The round welcomed new players Fidelity International, Novator Capital, Giano Capital, and former Apple executive Pascal Cagni's C4 Ventures. Founded in 2010 by Chris Morton, Lyst provided over 150 million [...]
ANI
May 12, 2021
@bsindia
Swedish audio streaming platform Spotify recently announced that it is making it easier for users to share their favourite track or podcast episode with friends through social media.According to Mashable, the new updates in social sharing have been rolled out globally by Spotify for both iOS and Android users.The company announced the details of the new features on its blog post where it stated, Were constantly evolving the Spotify experience to meet listener needs and working to provide the best possible audio experience for listeners around the world. These three updates make sharing music and podcasts easier than ever.The first feature to be added is Podcast Timestamp that will let users share podcast episodes beginning at any particular moment that they want their friends to listen to. This way the users friends wont have to listen to the whole podcast episode.Using this feature is super easy, all that needs to be done is tap the share button while listening to the episode,
May 11, 2021
The Indian Express
The new Spotify features are available for both iOS and Android users across the globe. If you haven't received the new update, then you should get it in the coming days.
William Antonelli and Jennifer Still
May 10, 2021
Business Insider
You can play Spotify on your Apple Watch, but you'll need to connect Bluetooth headphones if you want to listen directly from the Watch.
Sarah Perez
May 10, 2021
TechCrunch
On the heels of its expanded partnership with Facebook, Spotify this morning announced new sharing features that broaden the way Spotify content, including both music and podcasts, can be shared across social media. As part of this, Spotify's Canvas feature, which adds a looping, visual art experience to songs, is being improved. Spotify will also [...]
William Antonelli
May 7, 2021
Business Insider
You can change a Spotify playlist's picture on your iPhone by uploading custom art, or rearranging the song order.
David Nield
May 1, 2021
TechRadar India
Apple Music is rumored to be getting a new, lossless tier as it seeks to take on Spotify.
Sarah Perez
May 1, 2021
TechCrunch
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices [...]
Katie Collins
April 30, 2021
CNET
Apple is the latest US tech giant to fall foul of Europe's antitrust rules.
Tom Warren
April 30, 2021
The Verge
The EU has formally accused Apple of antitrust violations concerning the company's App Store practices. The charges come after Spotify lodged a complaint against the company's 30 percent "Apple tax," among other things, in 2019.
April 30, 2021
The Indian Express
Check out what's new with the latest Spotify update in terms of visual changes and more.
Sarah Perez
April 29, 2021
TechCrunch
Live audio experiences will be adopted by every major platform just like Stories have been, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek told investors on Wednesday's earnings call. The streaming service recently acquired a live audio app, Locker Room, whose technology it expects to use to power a range of new live audio conversations centered around sports, culture [...]
Ashley Carman
April 29, 2021
The Verge
Spotify is redesigning its Your Library tab to make it easier to navigate. People can pin up to four pieces of content to the top and view all their downloaded content.
Shawn Knight
April 28, 2021
TechSpot
Spotify said it finished within its guidance range but admitted that the number was below their internal expectations. Meaningful contributions came from markets like the US, Russia,...
Joan E. Solsman
April 28, 2021
CNET
But, again, Spotify isn't keeping up with what Wall Street expects.
Jon Porter
April 28, 2021
The Verge
Spotify now boasts 158 million premium subscribers and 356 million monthly active user. That's a 21 percent and 24 percent year-over-year increase. The company is continuing to focus on podcasting.
Sowmya Ramasubramanian
April 28, 2021
The Hindu
The service comes a week after Apple introduced a subscription service for podcasts on Apple Music
Mark Serrels
April 28, 2021
CNET
Rogan's statement come with a history of inaccurate comments about COVID-19.
April 27, 2021
HT Tech
While there are no plans to charge creators for the first two years, Spotify says it will take a "competitive" fee of five percent in 2023.
Ashley Carman
April 27, 2021
The Verge
On a recent Joe Rogan Experience episode, host and comedian Joe Rogan says he wouldn't advise young healthy people to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Spotify is keeping the episode live.
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