Spotify

Spotify

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

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Timeline

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 launches Group Sessions that lets multiple users create and control playlists in real-time.
May 11, 2020
Spotify officially launches a shared-queue feature called Group Session.
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

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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Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Shona Ghosh
January 17, 2021
Business Insider
Podcast hosts are still using the major tech platforms to disseminate conspiracy theories about the US election.
Will Daniel
January 15, 2021
markets.businessinsider.com
Apple's plans to launch a new subscription podcast service seem to have investors worried about what that means for Spotify's valuation.
Jay Peters
January 15, 2021
The Verge
Spotify may be preparing a new version of its Car Thing voice-controlled smart assistant for cars. New FCC filings reveal a new Car Thing with a radically different design from the version previously announced in 2019.
Taylor Lyles
January 6, 2021
Business Insider
You can download music from Spotify to listen offline, but you'll need a Spotify Premium subscription.
Ashley Carman
December 30, 2020
The Verge
Amazon acquired independent podcast company Wondery. The two companies didn't announce the deal price but said the arrangement would help bring podcasts to a global audience.
IANS
December 19, 2020
@bsindia
Global streaming giant Spotify is planning to launch a music streaming service in South Korea, home to the booming K-pop industry, in the first half of 2021
Giovanni Colantonio
December 17, 2020
Digital Trends
Spotify is now available on the Epic Games Store, as Epic seeks to transform its storefront into a possible App Store competitor.
Igor Bonifacic
December 17, 2020
Engadget
Add the Epic Games Store to the list of places where you can download Spotify.
Jay Peters
December 17, 2020
The Verge
Spotify is now available on the Epic Games Store, signaling that developer Epic Games may be taking steps to turning what has so far been strictly a PC games store into a more general app distribution platform. Spotify is free to download.
Billy Steele
December 17, 2020
Engadget
Spotify is launching a new Songwriters Hub inside of its apps: a section in the Browse tab for the creatives behind the music.
Brian Heater
December 17, 2020
TechCrunch
Royalties aside, songwriters are often unsung heroes of music making. Sure, some -- like Carole King and Jimmy Webb -- become well-known in their own right, but more often than not, names are relegated to the liner notes. A new feature in Spotify seeks to correct that -- or at least offers listeners a way [...]
Jon Fingas
December 16, 2020
Engadget
You can finally use Alexa to control Spotify podcasts outside of the US, with 11 countries like Canada and the UK getting voice support.
December 16, 2020
WebWire
Telling and listening to uplifting and entertaining stories have been a vital part of many of our lives this past year. Today, Archewell Audio, the newly-formed audio-first production company created by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex and Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, has announced a multi-year partnership with Spotify to produce podcasts and shows that tell these stories--and inspire even more. Under this exclusive partnership, Archewell Audio will leverage Spotify's global reach--wi...
Katie Canales
December 15, 2020
Business Insider
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will host a holiday Spotify special later this month as part of the deal, but the complete series won't air until 2021.
Billy Steele
December 15, 2020
Engadget
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are the latest to sign an exclusive podcast pact with Spotify.
Aditya Saroha
December 14, 2020
The Hindu
In a notification filed in the U.S., Spotify said the account registration information was inadvertently exposed to some of its business partners.
Zack Whittaker
December 10, 2020
TechCrunch
The security bug exposed some users' account registration information.
Jon Fingas
December 8, 2020
Engadget
Spotify now lets you upload a custom image for your playlist from your hone instead of settling for album covers.
December 4, 2020
WebWire
From RapCaviar to iViva Latino! and A1, Spotify's flagship playlists help listeners around the world fall in love with new artists from across genres. These playlists--and the live events that come out of them--have helped artists both broaden their bases and connect more closely with fans old and new. Recently, our Tokyo Super Hits! playlist has paved the way for J-pop, delivering the great works of Japanese pop artists to global audiences. Last week we brought Tokyo Super Hits! to...
Jason Aten
December 3, 2020
Business Insider
"Not every app should have the exact same set of features because that isn't how we use them," argues tech columnist Jason Aten.
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