Spotify Says Ads In Premium Were A Mistake

Spotify new rectangleYesterday we reported that a number of  Spotify users were upset about an ad showing up in their playlists., even though they had paid for ad-free Premium service.  The ad was for Spotify's own podcast, but that didn't matte.  "Spotify, I will not pay to listen to ads. I dumped cable and I will dump you too," wrote one.

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Just One Music Co. Ranks Among World's Most Admired Entertainment Businesses [Hint: It's Not UMG]

image from fortune.comFortune Magazine has released its annual list of the World’s Most Admired Entertainment Companies. While there are many awards ranking companies, climbing this list is particularly meaningful since it’s determined by 4,000 entertainment executives, analysts, company directors and experts. Only one music company made the list.

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How To Make Your Stage Presence Memorable

2As anyone familiar with the music industry knows, 'the look' can often be huge part of not only and artist's stage presence, but also their personal brand. While musicianship and ability are certainly important, an artist's stage presence can also make or break their success.

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Qobuz To Bring Ultra Hi-Res Audio Streaming To U.S.

Hi-res-audio-logoSpotify, Apple Music and other music streamers have been eyeing high resolution streaming music as a way to charge some users more.  While they consider following Tidal and Deezer's lead into Hi-Res, French streamer Qobuz, which calls itself “ the highest resolution music streaming service in the world,” is launching in U.S.

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Spotify Adds 'Spotlight' Multimedia Format

spotify spotlightSpotify is rolling out a new multimedia format, Spotlight, which adds visual layers to complement the listening experience for select me podcasts, audiobooks, news, and other audio content.  Spotlight is designed to give users "deeper insight" into their favorite artists, playlists, books and publishers offering contextual visual elements including photos, video and text.

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8 Tools That Can Multiply Your Instagram Marketing Effectiveness

1Instagram's spiking popularity has caused artists to flock to it as a primary promotional channel, and amassing an engaged set of Instagram followers has become an essential part of any musician's online presence. Here we look at tools for increasing the effectiveness of your Instagram marketing.

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Is Now Actually A Good Time To Invest In Music Royalties?

1While shelling out cash in the music industry is nothing new when it comes to purchasing merch or paying for Spotify, the idea of a more traditional investment has also been gaining traction of late. Here Cherie Hu explores the viability of investing in music royalties, and one sort of ROI one might see for doing so.

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