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

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Timeline

June 17, 2021
Spotify announces its acquisition of Podz.
June 16, 2021
Spotify's live audio app, Greenroom, formally launches on iOS and Android, marking the company's first real attempt at creating a social media platform.
June 2, 2021
Spotify launches Wrapped-like audio 'birth chart' experience.
May 21, 2021
Spotify adds offline music downloads on Apple Watch.
May 19, 2021
Spotify launches a virtual concert series with The Black Keys and other artists.

Spotify announces the launch of a new feature designed to provide a live-show experience remotely, the shows run 40-75 minutes and run $15 each.

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.
February 12, 2021
Spotify announces its Work-From-Anywhere program.

It lets its 6,550 global employees choose where they want to work at the company, either in an office, remotely, or at a co-working space which the company will pay for.

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Funding rounds

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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Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Lata Jha
September 28, 2021
mint
Home to over 2.6 million podcast titles from across the world, Spotify currently hosts over 36 originals from India
Sarah Perez
September 8, 2021
TechCrunch
A number of Spotify playlist curators are complaining that the streaming music company is not addressing the ongoing issue of playlist abuse, which sees bad actors reporting playlists that have gained a following in order to give their own playlists better visibility. Currently, playlists created by Spotify users can be reported in the app for [...]
The Associated Press
September 2, 2021
CTVNews
Apple will allow companies such as Spotify and Netflix to direct customers to their own websites to make payments, allowing them to more easily avoid fees levied by the App Store.
Sarah Perez
August 31, 2021
TechCrunch
Spotify today is officially rolling out its shared playlist feature called Blend to global users, with a few changes. Earlier this summer, Spotify had first launched the new shared playlist experience into beta testing. The feature, which allows two people to combine their favorite songs into one shared playlist, uses the same music mixing technology [...]
August 26, 2021
WebWire
London's annual Notting Hill Carnival is a 55-year-old celebration of the United Kingdom's Caribbean community--one full of parades, food, and, of course, music. For the second year in a row, Spotify is supporting the festivities virtually with the Carnival Sounds 2021 Microsite in collaboration with Notting Hill Carnival. This year's site continues to celebrate everything fans love about Carnival and features brand-new content encompassing written, audio, and musical content from i...
Sarah Perez
August 24, 2021
TechCrunch
Spotify is today opening up access to Podcast Subscriptions to all podcast creators in the U.S., after first launching the service for testing with a smaller number of creators back in April. Through Spotify's podcast creation tool Anchor, podcasters of all sizes will now able to mark select episodes as subscriber-only content, then publish them [...]
Alex Wilhelm
August 20, 2021
TechCrunch
If Spotify is still a growth-focused company, shouldn't it preserve its capital to invest in exclusive podcasts and the like -- efforts that may grant it pricing power in the future?
Varun Krishan
August 20, 2021
The Indian Express
Here are some of the best free and paid audio distribution services that you can use to upload your music to streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Prime Music among others.
August 18, 2021
WebWire
Last October, Spotify launched a pioneering listening experience called Music + Talk that brings together music and spoken-word content. The unique format weaves full songs and talk commentary together into one show. Through Anchor, Spotify has also made Music + Talk an accessible format that anyone can use to create these unique shows. Anchor’s suite of tools is already available to users in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Starting today, we’r...
Sarah Perez
August 18, 2021
TechCrunch
Last fall, Spotify introduced a new format that combined spoken word commentary with music, allowing creators to reproduce the radio-like experience of listening to a DJ or music journalist who shared their perspective on the tracks they would then play. Today, the company is making the format, which it calls "Music + Talk," available to [...]
IANS
August 12, 2021
@bsindia
Smartphone maker OPPO on Thursday announced its partnership with music-streaming platform Spotify to bring personalised playlists for users that suit their moods and emotions
August 11, 2021
The Indian Express
The service currently offers four plans and this offer is only valid on Spotify Premium Individual plan.
Samuel Axon
August 6, 2021
Ars Technica
It's not a surprise to iOS users, but it's still a disappointment.
USA TODAY
August 4, 2021
USA TODAY
Spotify is testing out new music streaming plans, including one option offering streaming for $0.99 a month.
Amanda Silberling
July 28, 2021
TechCrunch
In the minutes before its quarterly earnings call this morning, Spotify played advertisements for its Originals & Exclusives, like the true crime show "Deathbed Confessions," and the sex and relationships podcast "Call Her Daddy," which Spotify recently acquired in a deal worth $60 million. Sure, it's kind of hilarious to hear a recording of host [...]
Sarah Perez
July 26, 2021
TechCrunch
Spotify, with the launch of a more attention-grabbing notifications feature, wants to increase user engagement, even if it sacrifices some sense of user comfort and enjoyment in the process.
Sarah Perez
July 22, 2021
TechCrunch
Spotify announced this morning a new partnership with online GIF database GIPHY to enable discovery of new music through GIFs. No, the GIFs themselves won't play song clips, if that's what you're thinking. Instead, through a series of new Spotify-linked GIFs, there will be an option to click a button to be taken to Spotify [...]
Lata Jha
June 28, 2021
mint
The show that's in an infotainment format, will talk about common issues that the country faces, and bring guests to share their views and experiences
Amanda Silberling
June 17, 2021
TechCrunch
Podcasts are all the rage, but podcast discovery is a challenge. Today, Spotify announced its acquisition of Podz, a startup that's trying to solve the problem of podcast discovery. "At Spotify, we are investing to build and scale the world's best (and most personalized) podcast discovery experience," the company said. "We believe that Podz' technology [...]
Amanda Silberling
June 17, 2021
TechCrunch
Podcasts are all the rage, but podcast discovery is a challenge. Today, Spotify announced its acquisition of Podz, a startup that's trying to solve the problem of podcast discovery. "At Spotify, we are investing to build and scale the world's best (and most personalized) podcast discovery experience," the company said. "We believe that Podz' technology [...]
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