Spotify

Spotify

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

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Timeline

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.

July 9, 2019

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

2019

Spotify acquires Anchor for an estimated $140 million.

November 17, 2017

Spotify acquires Soundtrap.

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

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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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News

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Author
Date
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Description
CNN
September 19, 2020
CTVNews
Spotify is calling on regulators to look into Apple One, saying the service is 'anti-competitive.'
Sarah Perez
August 26, 2020
TechCrunch
The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the music industry, as artists who relied on live performances and concerts suddenly had the rug pulled out beneath them, impacting their ability to generate income. An upcoming feature in development at Spotify could help turn things around, by again connecting artists with their fans through [...]
August 26, 2020
WebWire
Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game League of Legends is the biggest esport in the world. Last year, tournaments were held in over 37 different cities across five continents, with a record-breaking viewership of 21.8 million average minute audience watching the 2019 World Championship Final unfold. But gamers and fans aren't just playing: they're also streaming. The official League of Legends soundtrack racks up over 4.8 million Spotify listeners per month--a sizable number...
BBC News
August 19, 2020
BBC News
The popular music streaming service could not play any songs for more than an hour.
Ben Patterson
July 28, 2020
TechHive
You no longer need to be in the same room to launch a Spotify Group Session with your buddies.
Sarah Perez
July 22, 2020
TechCrunch
Spotify this morning announced a global, multi-year licensing agreement with Universal Music Group, which secures the label's catalog for streaming rights but also signs it on to be an early adopter of Spotify's future products and provide feedback to Spotify's development team as those products are being built. Deal terms were not disclosed, but "multi-year" [...]
Sarah Perez
July 21, 2020
TechCrunch
Spotify today announced the global launch of video podcasts. The new feature at launch will allow users, including both free users and paid subscribers, to watch the video content from a select group of creator podcasts. But unlike on YouTube, where only paid subscribers can listen to YouTube video content in the background while they [...]
Jason Davis
July 21, 2020
Harvard Business Review
In the digital economy, innovators often lose out to more agile imitators.
Sarah Perez
July 14, 2020
TechCrunch
Spotify is today introducing a new feature aimed at helping people discover interesting and popular podcasts. The company this morning announced the launch of two brand-new podcast charts, Top Podcasts and Trending Podcasts, which will showcase both the overall most-listened to and the biggest movers, respectively. The new feature will arrive in the Spotify mobile [...]
Alexander Martin
July 10, 2020
Sky News
It is the second time in a matter of months that a bug in Facebook's software developers kit (SDK) has caused other apps to crash.
Brian Heater
July 10, 2020
TechCrunch
If you're an iPhone user, odds are fairly good you spent a frustrating portion of the morning attempting to reopen apps. I know my morning walk was dampened by the inability to fire up Spotify. Plenty of other users reported similar issues with reported similar issues with a number of apps, including Pinterest and Waze. [...]
By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
July 8, 2020
Mail Online
Some black artists say the phrase perpetuates racial stereotypes and 'strips away the actual blackness' of black music. The phrase is being ditched in the UK and reviewed elsewhere around the world.
July 7, 2020
WebWire
In April 2018, Gimlet (now a Spotify company) launched Sandra, a seven-part fictional drama depicting a world where artificial intelligence isn't so artificial. With big names (and voices) like Alia Shawkat (Helen), Kristin Wiig ( Sandra), and Ethan Hawke (Dustin), the show launched to critical acclaim. And due to its relevant themes of technology, security, and self-actualization, Spotify deemed it a story worth telling listeners around the world. Spotify and Gimlet will premier...
By James Pero For Dailymail.com
July 1, 2020
Mail Online
Spotify's new plan option, called 'Premium Duo' will cost $12.99 per month and can be shared by two people living in the same location while also maintaining their individual accounts.
Manish Singh
July 1, 2020
TechCrunch
Spotify today announced it is expanding Premium Duo, a feature that allows two people who live at the same place -- say couples or flatmates -- to share one subscription plan while maintaining their own individual accounts, to dozens of new markets. Premium Duo is a remarkable concept from Spotify, which it first began testing [...]
Sarah Perez
June 29, 2020
TechCrunch
Last November, Spotify confirmed it was testing real-time lyrics synced to music in select markets. Tomorrow, the company will announce the launch its new lyrics feature in 26 worldwide markets across Southeast Asia, India, and Latin America. This will be the first time lyrics have been offered in 22 of these 26 markets, as only [...]
June 26, 2020
News18
Till the addition of Spotify, Amazon offered the option of Amazon Music, Apple Music, JioSaavn, Hungama Music and TuneIn streaming services for the Alexa powered Echo smart speakers.
June 20, 2020
9to5Google
Taking notes from its smaller competitor, YouTube Music, it seems like Spotify is preparing some sort of video integration.
BBC News
June 18, 2020
BBC News
DC characters such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman may star in new story-led podcasts.
Reuters Editorial
June 18, 2020
U.S.
Podcasts featuring Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman will soon stream on Spotify as the Swedish music streaming company has signed a deal with AT&T Inc's Warner Bros and DC Entertainment.
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