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Neil Young’s Lonely Quest to Save Music

Neil Young is crankier than a hermit being stung by bees. He hates Spotify. He hates Facebook. He hates Apple. He hates Steve Jobs. He hates what digital technology is doing to music. “I’m only one person standing there going, ‘Hey, this is [expletive] up!’ ” he shouted, ranting away on the porch of his longtime […]

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Spotify Premium Family Plan Gets the Much Needed Parental Controls

Spotify is finally adding the much needed parental control. Initially, the new feature will only be available in Ireland. Spotify says it will roll out the feature to the other markets by the end of the year. Spotify Premium Family will allow parents to control the Explicit Content Filter settings on all of the accounts. […]

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Spotify rolling out parental controls to match Apple Music

Spotify announced that it is updating its Family Plans to allow parents greater control over what music and podcasts their kids can access. Such controls already exist with rival Apple Music, thanks to a broader push by Apple to give parents easier ways to monitor the use of gadgets by kids and to share content […]

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Spotify Testing A New Way To Handoff Music Amongst Devices

Thanks to streaming technology, we can keep watching our shows or listen to our music on multiple devices, instead of having to store them locally. However, sometimes switching between devices can be a tad inconvenient and inefficient, but that’s something that Spotify is looking to fix. Advertising According to reports, it appears that Spotify is […]

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Apple And Spotify Reportedly In Talks For Deeper Siri Integration

If there is a reason why digital assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant have a much bigger reach compared to Siri, it is because of companies like Amazon and Google who opened up their digital assistants to third-party developers pretty early on. Apple is slowly doing the same, and according to a report, Apple […]

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Apple’s Mastered for iTunes is now Apple Digital Masters

Apple has announced a new initiative called “Apple Digital Masters.” Earlier, the company was running a program called Mastered for iTunes. It seems like Apple has rebranded the Mastered for iTunes into Apple Digital Masters. Mastered for iTunes aimed at preserving and offering high-quality audio. With this program timeless albums from Led Zeppelin, The Beatles […]

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AT&T Starts Offering Spotify Premium with Its Unlimited Plan

Earlier this year, Verizon partnered with Apple Music and the former started offering free Apple Music with unlimited plans. Now AT&T has announced that they are bundling Spotify subscription with “Unlimited&More” plan. Meanwhile, those who don’t subscribe to the plan will still be able to get 6-month of Spotify Trial. The offer is available for […]

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Denzel Curry Went Full Hardcore Punk In His New Spotify Sessions Set

Getty Image Denzel Curry teamed up with an eclectic set of artists for a new Spotify Sessions recording. The Florida rapper’s innovation with genre has been acclaimed by many music critics (including our own Aaron Williams), but Curry took his hybrid sensibility to another level with his Spotify Sessions set. If you’re not familiar, Spotify […]

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Quentin Tarantino Put Together A Huge Playlist Of His Favorite Songs From His Movies

Miramax One of the most exciting things about Quentin Tarantino setting his new film (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) is the 1960s is the soundtrack. No offense to Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight, which are perfectly good movies, but I can’t imagine ever being like, “Can someone play ‘La musica prima del massacro […]

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Spotify grew subscribers 31% in Q2 2019, extending its lead over Apple Music

Spotify reported today that it added 8 million new subscribers in the most recent quarter as the music streaming leader widened its lead over rival Apple Music. The Swedish company said in its Q2 earnings report that it now has a total of 108 million premium subscribers, up 31% from the same period one year […]

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Apple Is Planning to Fund Original Podcasts Exclusive to Apple Devices

Apple has decided to start funding podcasts in order to compete with Spotify. The news had a negative effect on Spotify stocks which took a 2 percent hit. Apple’s focus on podcasts is only likely to impact Spotify’s plans to become the one-stop-shop for all podcast needs. Bloomberg reported that executives have reached out to […]

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‘I’m All About Just Getting Stuff Done’: Kamala Harris Gets Political and Personal on Jemele Hill Is Unbothered

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) speaks during the Spotify House Of Are & Be Podcast Session Presenting “Jemele Hill Is Unbothered Live With Senator Kamala Harris” on July 6, 2019, in New Orleans.Photo: Daniel Boczarski (Getty Images for Spotify) “Some might think that breaking barriers means you start out on one side of the barrier and […]

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