Aug 1, 2019

Spotify reports 232m active users, despite loss

The music streaming giant’s second-quarter earnings results reveal that although it has increased its user base, it is still in loss-making mode.


Show, don’t tell: Why freemium's taking over

In a world of digital charlatans, convince customers of your authenticity by giving them a fully viable product or service to use themselves.

May 31, 2019

Vodacom’s music app notches up 1m users

The My Muze music-streaming app records almost a million app installations in the few months since it went live.

Oct 9, 2018

Facebook debuts smart speaker for Messenger video calls

The smart speaker could help Facebook stop users from flocking to rival chat and video apps when making video calls.

Aug 23, 2018

Apple moves closer to finalising Shazam buy

Apple is set to win unconditional European Union anti-trust approval for its planned acquisition of British music discovery app Shazam.

May 23, 2018

Sony becomes world's biggest music publisher

The Japanese multinational conglomerate will pay about $2.3 billion for EMI, as digital streaming brings new life to the music industry.

Apr 5, 2018

Spotify shares attract all ages, not only millennials

The debut of Spotify on the NYSE drew retail investors across generations, not only the millennials who make up the largest proportion of its customer base.

Apr 4, 2018

Spotify shares set record on first day of trade

Spotify shares ended up 12.9%, in a debut that could pave the way for other companies looking to go public without the aid of Wall Street underwriters.


Hatch plans Netflix-style streaming for mobile games

More than 100 game developers and publishers are ready to give the new business model a try, says CEO Juhani Honkala.

Mar 13, 2018

Spotify changes the music industry's tune

Many recording industry figures say the streaming revolution, led by Spotify, crippled the commercial logic of recording music as a profession.

Mar 12, 2018

Spotify makes South African debut

The world's largest music-streaming service will officially be available to South African users from 13 March.

Mar 1, 2018

Spotify financials in tune for listing

In preparing for a direct listing, Spotify discloses its financial data for the first time, showing rising revenue and relatively steady operating costs.

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