Mehmet Boydak explains his switch from Apple ‘prisoner’ to Spotify.
Spotify and Apple Music are the two biggest players in music streaming. But how do they compare in size, availability, cost, features and more? This infographic provides some answers.
Many sites empower users to make micropayments to creators. China's Tencent Music already has a massive tip-like program returning revenue to artists. Based on a recent earnings call, Spotify wants to get into this business, as well. Exactly how they'll do it, however, remains a question.
Spotify got the music business chattering last year when it announced that it was enabling artists to upload their music direct to the platform. This decision has now been reversed.
Spotify has disrupted the music business in many, and amassed influence to the point where 'Spotify' is shorthand for streaming itself. If that's not enough change, the way in which Spotify and other streaming platforms pay artists has fundamentally altered how some musicians are structuring their songs.
As investors have predicted, Spotify is betting on becoming the Netflix of audio — for better or for worse.
Just as the music industry gets comfortable with playlists as a marketing and revenue generation tool, come words of caution from the analysts at MIDiA. A playlist ‘hit’ often does not do much to help long-term artist brand building, they say, and then there are the challenges and opportunities caused by surging interest in podcasts.
What their new direct upload features means for you and the music business.
Spotify’s acquisitions of Gimlet and Anchor signal ambitious plans to disintermediate the music industry.
This image keeps getting shared around, and it’s a really incomplete picture of a complicated system.