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Spotify adds Rotana’s catalogue

Spotify and Rotana Music have signed a licensing agreement that will see Rotana’s once-exclusive music catalogue to be available on Spotify across the Middle East and North Africa, and other markets where the service is live. Rotana Music is owned by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a Saudi Arabian billionaire businessman, and its catalogue features some […]

January 18, 2023By Chris Forrester

Curiosity audio courses from Learn25 on Spotify

Curiosity, the global factual media company, has announced that more than 500 audio courses from Learn25 are now available fto purchase via Spotify’s new audiobooks store. Learn25 provides thousands of hours of video and audio content featuring some of the world’s top professors and experts in areas such as history, psychology, wellness and religion. Learn25 […]

October 21, 2022

Research: SVoD subs weather cutbacks

From Netflix and Spotify to HelloFresh and Bumble, subscription services have become an indispensable part of many consumers’ lives, notes research firm NRG. In fact, 51 per cent of consumers say that subscriptions now make up a “significant” portion of their monthly spending, according to its report, The Subscription Economy Grows Up as Consumers Cut Back. […]

October 10, 2022

Spotify acquires Kinzen

Spotify has acquired Ireland-based Kinzen, a specialist in protecting online communities from harmful content. Spotify says that its current partnership with Kinzen, which began in 2020, has been critical to enhancing its approach to platform safety. The company’s technology is particularly suited for podcasting and audio formats. “We’ve long had an impactful and collaborative partnership […]

October 6, 2022

Report: Amazon topples TikTok as most preferred ad environment

Kantar, the marketing data and analytics company, has identified Amazon as the global media brand in which consumers enjoy ads the most. Adverts on the Amazon platform were cited by consumers as more relevant and useful than others. Media Reactions 2022, the third edition of Kantar’s global Ad Equity ranking of media channels and media […]

September 7, 2022

OnePlus collaborates with Spotify on Red Cable Sessions

OnePlus, the global technology brand in collaboration with Spotify, the audio streaming platform, have announced the launch of Red Cable Sessions. Named after OnePlus’ prominent Red Cable Club (RCC), the Sessions are a part of a first-of-its-kind music show property by a smartphone brand in partnership with Spotify, and bring together stellar music performances by […]

September 1, 2022

Data: Master of Puppets downloaded 17.5m times in a week

Metallica’s Master of Puppets track placed in the UK Official Charts, debuting at number #47, after it featured in a dramatic scene in the season finale of Netflix’s Stranger Things season 4 which premiered on July 1st. The song has received an overwhelming public response and has raked in almost 17.5 million downloads on Spotify […]

July 11, 2022

Kate Bush tops fitness playlists on Spotify

Research from PureGym has revealed that the 1985 Kate Bush classic Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) is now providing the soundtrack to fitness regimes around the world, as it now ranks as the second most popular song for runners on Spotify. Following a return to the charts thanks to the song’s inclusion […]

June 20, 2022

Research: Inflation affecting music streaming market

With a cost-of-living crisis potentially looming for millions of people around the world, and inflation rates of some countries top 10 per cent, there are signs of music subscribers cutting back on their subscriptions. But how heavily is this going to affect the different platforms in the Music on Demand (MoD) market, asks marketing data […]

June 16, 2022

Spotify, IAS launch podcast ad brand safety solution

Spotify and Integral Ad Science (IAS) have announced a new partnership to establish a third-party brand safety solution for podcast advertisers. The companies will embark on an analysis to help the industry understand the tools and resources necessary to effectively deliver brand safety in podcasting and digital audio writ large. Ultimately, the firms intend to […]

June 15, 2022