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Spotify

Commercial music streaming service providing DRM-protected content from a range of major and independent record labels, including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal add

Category: Business (10)

Launched in 2000.

Countries: United States (27%), (23%), United Kingdom (10%)

Main connections: Apple Music, ITunes, Blue Coat Systems

Linked to: Facebook, Time, Twitter, Privately held company

 

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2006

Spotify was developed in 2006 by a team at Spotify AB located in Stockholm add something


2007

Ditto Music - In January 2007 Ditto Music engineered Blag, Steal & Borrow by Essex band Koopa into the UK Top 40, making it the first chart hit by an unsigned band, this achievement is in the Guinness Book Of World Records Ditto Music have achieved 11 UK Top 40 hits with unsigned artists to date, founded 6,000 record labels, were the first to put an unsigned band on Spotify and have openly spoken out supporting artists' rights


2008

Warner Music Group - In 2008, WMG, Universal Music, Sony BMG, EMI, and several Indies together with the Orchard licensed their full back catalogs to the new concept of Spotify in order to fight piracy with a legal way of music streaming

 

Launched in October 2008 by Swedish startup Spotify AB, the service had approximately ten million users , about 2,5 million of whom were paying members add something

 

The Spotify application was launched for public access on 7 October 2008 add something

 

Blue Coat Systems - In a November 2008 review, "PC World" gave it 4,25 out of 5 stars. in 2009, it introduced a plugin for PacketShaper to throttle applications like Spotify

 

Blue Coat Systems - In a November 2008 review, "PC World" gave it 4,25 out of 5 stars. in 2009, it introduced a plugin for PacketShaper to throttle applications like Spotify


2009

In 2009 Swedish musician Magnus Uggla wanted to pull his music from the service, stating that after six months he'd only earned "what a mediocre busker could earn in a day" add something

 

The first step towards offering free accounts to the public without invitations was taken on 10 February 2009, when Spotify opened free registration in the UK. Due to a surge in registrations following the release of the Spotify mobile service, Spotify closed its open registrations in the UK for part of 2009, and went back to an invitation-only policy add something

 

In March 2009, Spotify began to offer music downloads at £0,99 per track in partnership with the 7digital music store add something

 

On 4 March 2009, Spotify announced a previous security flaw in the Spotify service, by which private account information of members registered prior to 19 December 2008 were potentially exposed add something

 

In Estonia, Greece and Romania, the Premium service was offered until July 2009, but never the free version add something

 

Apple approved the iPhone app one month later on 27 August 2009 add something

 

This feature was moved from a context menu to an explicit "Buy" link in mid-October 2009 add something

 

Robbie Williams - "Reality Killed the Video Star" was previewed in the UK on the Spotify music streaming service on 6 November 2009, and official released on 9 November

 

On 2 December 2009, Spotify launched "Premium ecards" , which upgrade an account to "Premium" status for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months add something


2010

In 2010, Spotify blog The Pansentient League held the first Spotify Community Site Awards, with categories such as "Best Playlist Sharing Site", "Best News & Music Finder Site" and "Best Playlist Generator" add something

 

On 28 January 2010, Symantec's antivirus software marked Spotify as a Trojan horse, disabling the software across millions of computers add something

 

In February 2010, Spotify received a small investment from Founders Fund where board member Sean Parker was recruited to assist Spotify in "winning the labels over in the world's largest music market" add something

 

Warner Music Group - However, in February 2010, WMG announced that it would no longer be licensing music for Spotify and other free streaming services, claiming that they were "clearly not positive for the industry"

 

In May 2010, Spotify introduced "Unlimited", which allows one month of unlimited, advert-free playback for half the price of Premium; however, it does not include any of Premium's other special features add something

 

"Spotify Unlimited" was launched in 19 May 2010 add something

 

A preview of a forthcoming native Linux version for Debian 6,0 "Squeeze" and Ubuntu 10,04 was made available on 12 July 2010, formerly restricted to Premium and Unlimited subscribers because of a problem with displaying ads; it is now available to all Spotify users add something

 

In October 2010, "Wired" reported that Spotify is making more money for labels in Sweden than any other retailer, "online or off" add something


2011

As of 2011, there are three Spotify account types add something

 

In 2011, & Facebook and Spotify held discussions about integrating the music service into Facebook in a significant way once Spotify launched in the United States add something

 

Shazam (service) - In January 2011, Shazam and $ Spotify announced a partnership for iOS and Android to help users identify music with Shazam and listen to tracks through Spotify

 

In March 2011, Spotify announced that it had one million paying subscribers across Europe, and by September the number of paying subscribers had doubled to two million add something

 

On 25 March 2011, Spotify temporarily removed display advertising from external sources on its open and free accounts due to an attack which used an exploit in Java to place malicious code on victims' computers add something

 

On 15 April 2011, Spotify announced via a blog post that they would drastically cut the amount of music a free member could access starting on 1 May 2011 add something

 

"Free" used to be unlimited, but limitations were added on 1 May 2011 add something

 

Spotify for WebOS was made available in the US via the App Catalog in mid July 2011 to coincide with Spotify's US launch add something

 

On 14 July 2011, Spotify launched its US service, a major milestone after delays and years of negotiation with the four major record companies add something

 

Spotify was launched in the USA on 14 July 2011, in Germany on 13 March 2012, and in Australia and New Zealand on 22 May 2012 add something

 

In September 2011, US independent label Projekt Records entered a public disagreement with Spotify, stating "In the world I want to live in, I envision artists fairly compensated for their creations, because we believe in the value of what artists create add something

 

A version for Research in Motion's $ BlackBerry smartphones is in development, on 19 October 2011, a preview release of the BlackBerry client was released add something

 

Since November 2011 there is an official app called "Last add something

 

On 30 November 2011, Spotify launched Spotify Apps and App Finder to "bring new and exciting music experiences built around your music tastes add something

 

Pandora Radio - On December 9, 2011, the CEO of $ Spotify, Daniel Ek, announced Spotify Radio would offer an unlimited number of stations and unlimited skips


2012

Spotify was withdrawn from use on any Mac OS earlier than OS 10,5 in 2012 add something

 

On 29 March 2012, Spotify removed the restriction that limited non-US free users to five plays per song, yet the restriction remained in effect in the UK and France add something

 

Kim Dotcom - In June 2012, Kim announced the launch of Megabox, a new music streaming service to rival Spotify, on Twitter

 

As of 20 June 2012, Spotify radio streaming is free on the iPad and iPhone in the USA. add something

 

In August 2012, Spotify moved its 350 employees in Stockholm into the new headquarters office at Birger Jarlsgatan 61 add something

 

Not until August 2012 did Spotify allow users to "rate" tracks, improving the ability to organize the radio function based on user preference add something

 

An active & Facebook account is required to use Spotify if the user has signed up using Facebook, but as of 30 August 2012 the option to make a Spotify username has been reintroduced add something

 

From 13 November 2012, it is available in Republic of Ireland and Luxembourg add something

 

Total users reached 20 million by December 2012, five million of whom pay a monthly subscription fee that varies based on locale add something

 

Spotify announced on 6 December 2012 that it had more than five million paying customers globally, including 1 million in the US Spotify announced that it had over 20 million active users worldwide add something

 

Spotify held a press conference on 6 December 2012 where, among other things, a version of the software was shown running in a web browser add something


2013

The application will be finalized some time in 2013 add something

 

Last Christmas - In 2013 it was the most streamed single on Christmas Day according to Spotify

 

Lorde - In 2013, $ Spotify announced that Lorde's song "Royals" was the most streamed song in New Zealand as well as being Spotify's most viral new artist worldwide

 

Sir Mix-a-Lot - In 2013, Sir Mix-a-Lot promoted the Washington State Lottery over the Christmas season, and advertisements featuring his music even appeared on Spotify

 

Billboard Hot 100 - This was expanded to a broader Streaming Songs chart in January 2013, which ranks web radio streams from services such as Spotify and MySpace, as well as on-demand audio titles

 

From 11 February 2013, Spotify is available in Italy, Poland and Portugal add something

 

By March 2013, Spotify had grown to six million paying customers globally and 24 million total active users add something

 

Rihanna - On March 7, 2013, Spotify announced that Rihanna is the most streamed artist worldwide

 

On 19 March 2013, Spotify removed the restriction that limited UK free users to five plays per song add something

 

On its release in April 2013, long-awaited Daft Punk comeback single "Get Lucky" racked up the highest number of plays of any song in a single day add something

 

On 16 April 2013, Spotify was launched and became available in Apple App Store, Google Play Store and Windows Store in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia add something

 

Get Lucky (Daft Punk song) - The Daft Punk remix was first released on Spotify and, as of June 27, 2013, was streamed 64 million times

 

As of July 2013 Spotify was not available in the Windows Store for Windows 8 add something

 

As of July 2013 most complaints had not been resolved add something

 

In July 2013, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke pulled all his solo music and that of his band Atoms For Peace from Spotify add something

 

Now TV (UK and Ireland) - In July 2013 Sky launched a NOW TV-branded Roku streaming box allowing users to stream NOW TV content to their TV, and to view content from BBC iPlayer, Demand 5, Spotify and Sky News

 

Roku - On July 26, 2013, BSkyB launched a Now TV-branded Roku LT, allowing users to stream Now TV content to their TV, as well as being able to access content from BBC iPlayer, Demand 5, Spotify and Sky News

 

Roku Streaming Player - On July 26, 2013, BSkyB launched a Now TV-branded Roku LT, allowing users to stream Now TV content to their TV, as well as being able to access content from BBC iPlayer, Demand 5, Spotify and Sky News

 

Roku, Inc. - On July 26, 2013, BSkyB launched a Now TV-branded Roku LT, allowing users to stream Now TV content to their TV, as well as being able to access content from BBC iPlayer, Demand 5, Spotify and Sky News

 

As of August 2013 Spotify was not available in the Windows Store for Windows 8 add something

 

In September 2013, Ministry of Sound sued Spotify, alleging that user playlists that mimicked the track listings of their compilation albums were infringing on copyrights for the albums' themselves add something

 

Ministry of Sound - On 2 September 2013, Ministry of Sound filed a lawsuit against Spotify because it has not removed users' playlists that mirror their compilation albums

 

On 24 September 2013, Spotify was launched in Argentina, Greece, Taiwan, and Turkey add something

 

Yorke renewed his sentiments regarding Spotify in early October 2013 during an interview with Mexican website "Sopitas": add something

 

David Byrne, formerly of the band Talking Heads, published his opinion on streaming services such as Spotify in the "Guardian" newspaper on 11 October 2013 add something

 

Spotify - In December 2013, the company launched a new website entitled 'Spotify for Artists' that revealed its business model and revenue data add something

 

The song appeared in a list of the ten most-played songs on Spotify, released in December 2013, and other artists such as Avicii, Robin Thicke, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were featured add something

 

On 3 December 2013, Spotify launched in Colombia as a pre-launch promo from Coca-Cola add something

 

Spotify - On 11 December 2013, Spotify will launch in Costa Rica add something

 

Spotify - On 12 December 2013, Spotify will launch in additional 20 markets, bringing the total number up to 55 add something


2014

Spotify - As of 2014, the three Spotify account types are: add something

 

Last.fm - In January 2014, the website announced on-demand integration with Spotify and a new YouTube-powered radio player

 

Billy Bragg - In February 2014, Bragg started a series of "radio shows" on Spotify, in which he talked listeners through self-curated playlists of "his favourite tracks and artists, and uncovering some little-known musical gems

 

The Echo Nest - In March 2014, The Echo Nest was acquired by $ Spotify for 49,7 million euro, consisting cash and Spotify's equity

 

The Echo Nest - On March 6, 2014 Spotify announced that they had acquired The Echo Nest

 

The Echo Nest - The Echo Nest was acquired on March 6, 2014 by music streaming service Spotify

 

Spotify - On 25 March 2014, Spotify launched in the Philippines as a pre-launch promo from Coca-Cola add something

 

Spotify - On 8 April 2014, Spotify was fully launched in the Philippines add something

 

Spotify - In May 2014, Spotify announced it was hacked but stated it will be taking further actions to increase security for its users add something

 

As of May 2014, "extreme quality" has been added to the Windows Phone 8 client add something

 

On 28 May 2014, Spotify was fully launched in Brazil add something

 

Spotify - As of 19 July 2014, Spotify has not been launched in Canada, but will be to those invited on its online email-waiting list add something

 

Sarah Geronimo - On August 26, 2014, Spotify $Philippines revealed that Sarah Geronimo was one of the most streamed artists within the country alongside band Eraserheads

 

Esmee Denters - On 24 September 2014, Denters surprised the fans with a digital release of "If I Could I Would" on iTunes and Spotify

 

Spotify - On 30 September 2014, Spotify was fully launched in Canada add something

 

Spotify - In December 2014 Spotify released its year-end list of the service's most streamed music in 2014 add something

 

Coldplay - In December 2014, Spotify named Coldplay the most-streamed band in the world for 2014, and third most-streamed artist behind only Ed Sheeran and Eminem

 

Ed Sheeran - In December 2014, Spotify named Sheeran the most-streamed artist in the world for his accumulating more than 860 million streams in 2014

 

Tina Dico - The songs were chosen by fans in a poll announced in early October 2014 and were first made available free on Spotify on 1 December 2014


2015

It will launch in 41 markets in Spring 2015, initially on Playstation 3, PlayStation 4 and Sony Xperia devices add something

 

It will replace Music Unlimited and launch in 41 markets in Spring 2015 initially on Playstation 3, Playstation 4, and Sony Xperia devices add something

 

ITunes - At WWDC 2015, Apple announced Apple Music, a streaming service similar to Spotify Premium, which launched on June 30 and coexists with iTunes Radio in iOS 8,4 and iTunes 12,2

 

Withings - The device received an update in 2015 which allows integration with Spotify premium for users to stream their own music

 

Spotify - By January 2015, Spotify had grown to 15 million paying customers and 45 million free users add something

 

In January 2015, Spotify teamed up with Sony to power a new music service named PlayStation Music add something

 

On 28 January 2015, Playstation Blog announced that Spotify would power their new music service called Playstation Music add something

 

Music Unlimited - On 28 January 2015, PlayStation Blog announced that Spotify would power their new music service called PlayStation Music, with Music Unlimited closing on 29 March 2015

 

Spotify - In February 2015, the TechDirt site interpreted data from an Ernst & Young report that was compiled on behalf of the French record label trade group, SNEP, showing that major music labels were withholding royalties instead of streaming services like Spotify add something

 

Spotify - In March 2015 Vulfpeck founder, Jack Stratton, proposed a more equitable model for Spotify payout distribution in which each artist's payout is "solely" based on the revenue associated with that artist's listeners, and not the overall revenue add something

 

Interscope Records - On March 15, 2015, rapper Kendrick Lamar's third studio album and second album for Interscope, "To Pimp a Butterfly", was released on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play eight days ahead of its scheduled release date

 

Music Unlimited - Sony launched a new streaming service, PlayStation Music, in partnership with Spotify in early 2015, and Music Unlimited was closed down in favour of the new service on March 29, 2015

 

In April 2015, Spotify began raising another round of capital, attracting Goldman Sachs and a Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund add something

 

Spotify - In June 2015, Spotify acquired Seed Scientific, a data science consulting firm and analytics company add something

 

David Guetta - The single proved successful, reaching the top ten in the UK and in the US. On June 22, 2015, Guetta became the third artist to reach 2 billion streams on Spotify and released a remix of "Hey Mama" by Boaz van de Beatz, to celebrate the occasion

 

Tyga - On June 23, 2015, Tyga released "The Gold Album" on Spotify on iTunes (ITunes_Music_Store) three days later

 

Spotify - In July 2015, Spotify introduced "Discover Weekly", a personalised playlist based on what music you are listening to as well as what music other users are loving add something

 

Spotify - On August 21, 2015, Spotify changed its privacy policy and users that lack a privacy manager in their devices started leaving Spotify over those changes add something

 

Spotify - In November 2015 Spotify announced that "Lean On" by Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring MØ was its most streamed song of all time with over 525 million streams worldwide add something

 

Sarah Geronimo - In December 2015, for the second consecutive year, Spotify $Philippines hailed Sarah Geronimo as one of the most streamed Filipino artists alongside bands Eraserheads and Up Dharma Down

 

I Knew You Were Trouble - In December 2015, media reported that Swift's recording of "I Knew You Were Trouble" had been delivered to the streaming website Spotify, but that its credit and copyright was mistakenly given to Welsh band Lostprophets and lead singer Ian Watkins


2016

HeadCount - In 2016 HeadCount partnered with music streaming services Spotify and Pandora Radio to help music fans vote

 

Megan Rochell - In late 2016 Rochelle self-released the project digitally onto sites such as Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon Music with a slightly altered tracklist, and various bonus tracks not originally available on the original tracklist, the album features typo's such as track 5 "Caught Up" being misspelled

 

The amount of paid subscribers reached 30 million in March 2016 add something

 

Apple Music - Comparatively, Spotify, which is currently the music subscription service with the highest number of users, reached 30 million paying subscribers in March 2016, having originally launched in September 2008

 

Spotify - On 20 March 2016, Spotify announced through social media that it will launch its services in Indonesia on March 30th add something

 

Spotify - On 30 March 2016, Spotify launched in Indonesia as co-owned by Rajawali Corpora add something

 

Spotify - In April 2016 Spotify acquired CrowdAlbum, a company who is a photo-video aggregator, to help aggregate photos from concerts add something

 

The Echo Nest - The API was shut down on May 31, 2016 and developers were encouraged to use the Spotify API instead

 

However, the album was made available for streaming on June 2016 add something

 

In Rainbows - On 10 June 2016, it was added to the free streaming service Spotify

 

On 17 June 2016, Radiohead's ninth album, "A Moon Shaped Pool", was made available on Spotify, six weeks after it was released on paid-for streaming services including Apple Music and Tidal add something

 

Katelyn Tarver - "Weekend Millionaires" was re-released on iTunes, Spotify, and other digital retailers on July 28, 2016

 

Spotify - As of August 2016, Spotify had 39 million paying subscribers worldwide, Spotify Technology S.A. operates as the parent company, registered in Luxembourg, add something

 

Spotify - Spotify will launch its Japan service beginning September 2016 add something

 

Apple Music - In September 2016, Apple began rolling out new, personalized music playlists called My New Music Mix to Apple Music subscribers as a direct challenge to Spotify's "Discover Weekly" playlist

 

SoundCloud - On 28 September 2016, Spotify announced that they are currently in talks to buy SoundCloud

 

As of October 2016 Kindle Fire users could 'pick and play' songs, they did not have to shuffle play albums and playlists add something

 

In Rainbows - In October 2016, this disc was made available to stream on music streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify

 

Drake (entertainer) - On October 15, "One Dance" became Spotify's most-streamed song ever, amassing over 882 million plays as of October 2016

 

DynDNS - On 21 October 2016, Dyn's networks were attacked three times with a distributed denial-of-service attack, causing major sites including Twitter, Reddit, GitHub, Amazon.com, Netflix, Spotify, "Runescape", and Dyn's own website, to become unreachable via the Uniform Resource Locator but most sites were available via IP address manually or through a maintained etc/hosts file

 

Spotify - Spotify has offices in 20 countries as of November 2016 add something

 

Daily Mixes were only available on the Android and $iOS (IOS_(Apple)) mobile apps at launch, but the feature was expanded to the computer apps in December 2016 add something

 

In December 2016, The Weeknd overtook Drake to become the biggest artist on Spotify, with 36,068 million monthly listeners, against "just under 36" million that Drake had add something

 

SoundCloud - On 8 December 2016 Spotify was reported to have abandoned its acquisition plans


2017

The company was, according to "TechCrunch", planning to launch on the stock market in 2017, but is instead planning on doing the IPO in 2018 in order to "build up a better balance sheet and work on shifting its business model to improve its margins" add something

 

Discoverability - As of 2017, modes of searching include looking on Netflix for movies, Spotify for music, Audible for audio books, etc

 

Esmee Denters - At the end of 2017, Denters worked with Shaun Reynolds and released a 5-song EP "These Days" on iTunes and Spotify

 

That Don't Impress Me Much - In 2017, during a Spotify listening party for her fifth studio album "Now", Twain revealed the reason behind using Brad Pitt's name instead of other suitable male celebrities saying that after she heard about the scandal between Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow's and the subsequent leaking of Pitt's naked photo in "Playgirl" magazine, she was left unimpressed by all the fuss as she found it was normal to see naked people

 

In February 2017, Spotify announced a major expansion of its US operations in Lower Manhattan, New York City, at 4 World Trade Center, into one of its largest operations worldwide, adding approximately 1,000 new Manhattan jobs and retaining 832 existing positions add something

 

Spotify - As part of its efforts to renegotiate new licensing deals with music labels, "Financial Times" reported in March 2017 that Spotify and major record labels had agreed that Spotify will restrict some newly released albums to its Premium tier, with Spotify receiving a reduction in royalty fees to do so add something

 

In March 2017, Spotify announced a partnership with the South by Southwest conference for 2017, presenting specific content in special playlists through a SXSW hub in Spotify's Browse tab in the mobile and desktop apps add something

 

Spotify announced that the third season of WNYC Studios' 2 Dope Queens podcast will premiere with a two-week exclusivity period on the service on 21 March 2017 add something

 

Spotify - In April 2017, as part of its efforts to renegotiate new license deals with record labels for a reported interest in going public, Spotify announced that artists who are part of Universal Music Group will have the ability to make their new album releases exclusively available on the service's Premium service tier for a maximum of two weeks add something

 

In April 2017, rapper Jay Z, part-owner of streaming service Tidal, pulled his music catalog from Spotify and Apple Music add something

 

Spotify - In May 2017, Spotify introduced Spotify Codes for its mobile apps, a way for users to share specific artists, tracks, playlists or albums with other people add something

 

In May 2017, "Financial Times" reported that Spotify, along with music streaming service Deezer, start-up investor Rocket Internet, and several other companies, had filed a letter with the European Union's anti-trust body vaguely accusing Apple and Google for "abusing their privileged position at the top of the market", by referring to "some" companies as having "transformed into "gatekeepers" rather than "gateways add something

 

Spotify - In June 2017, "Variety" reported that Spotify would announce "Secret Genius", a new initiative aimed at highlighting songwriters and producers, and the effect those people have to the music industry and the artists' careers add something

 

Additionally, as part of "The Ambassador Program", 13 songwriters will each host a Songshop workshop, in which their peers will collaboratively attempt to create a hit song, with the first workshop to take place in Los Angeles sometime in June 2017 add something

 

In June 2017, it was announced that Swift's full catalog would be released on all streaming services, including Spotify add something

 

Daddy Yankee - Its success led Daddy Yankee to become the most listened artist worldwide on the streaming service Spotify in June 2017, being the first Latin artist to do so

 

Taylor Swift - She re-added her entire catalog to Spotify, Amazon Music and Google Play in June 2017

 

Spotify - After being mentioned in an article by "Vulture" in July 2017, a Spotify spokesperson told "Billboard" that "We do not and have never created 'fake' artists and put them on Spotify playlists add something

 

On August 25, 2017, Swift released her new single Look What You Made Me Do add something

 

In October 2017, $Microsoft announced that it would be ending Groove Music by December 2017 add something

 

Spotify - In November 2017, Spotify (Category:Windows_components) announced it had acquired online recording studio Soundtrap for an undisclosed amount add something

 

On November 13, 2017, it was announced that Pat McGrath Labs cosmetics would be sold through Spotify (Category:Windows_components) via Merchbar on singer Maggie Lindemann's artist page add something

 

In December 2017, &Spotify (Category:Windows_components) and $ Tencent's music arm, Tencent Music Entertainment , agreed to swap stakes and make investment in each other's music businesses, forming an alliance in the music industry add something


2018

YouTube - In early 2018, Cohen began hinting at the possible launch of YouTube's new subscription music streaming service, a platform that would compete with other services such as Spotify and Apple Music

 

Spotify - In February 2018, &Spotify (Category:Windows_components) and Discord teamed up, allowing Discord desktop app users, on both PC and Mac, to publicly display on their profile what music they're listening to, and if the users have premium, they can listen to each other's music together in real-time add something

 

Beyonce Knowles - The album reached one billion Spotify streams on February 5, 2018, making Beyoncé the first female artist to have three of their albums surpass one billion streams on the platform

 

Beyonce - The album reached one billion Spotify streams on February 5, 2018, making Beyoncé the first female artist to have three of their albums surpass one billion streams on the platform

 

On 28 February 2018, &Spotify (Category:Windows_components) filed for direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange add something

 

Alton Brown - Streaming versions were released in March 2018 via Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, and Apple Music

 

Hulu - In April 2018, Hulu announced a partnership with Spotify that allows users to purchase both streaming services for a discounted price per month

 

Spotify - Spotify announced its shares will begin trading on 3 April 2018 add something

 

It had 170 million monthly active users as of May 2018, 75 million of those users are paying subscribers add something

 

Deadmau5 - On June 29, 2018, the album was officially released on Spotify, Apple Music, and other services, as well as vinyl

 

As of July 2018, it had 180 million monthly active users, including 83 million paying subscribers add something

 

Apple Music - By July 2018, Apple Music had surpassed Spotify in terms of paying users in the United States

 

Joe Budden - During the summer of 2018, Budden's podcast began touring, with live performances throughout the U.S. In August 2018, Budden inked a deal to bring his podcast to Spotify and expand the show to twice-weekly

 

Joe Budden - He currently hosts his own self-titled podcast, which since September 2018 is released twice a week through Spotify

 

Spotify - As of November 2018, Spotify (Category:Windows_components) has 191 million active users, including over 87 million paying subscribers add something

 

As of November 2018, it had 191 million monthly active users, including 87 million paying subscribers add something

 

In 14 November 2018, The company announced a total of 13 new markets in the MENA region, including the creation of a new Arabic hub and several playlists, while supporting Right-to-left text in their apps add something


2019

The Clash - In 2019 Chuck D narrated "Stay Free: The Story of The Clash", an eight-part podcast series produced by Spotify and BBC Studios

 

Spotify - As of January 2019, Spotify (Category:Windows_components) had 200 million active users, including over 87 million paying subscribers add something

 

As of January 2019, it had 200 million monthly active users, including 87 million paying subscribers add something

 

Haruki Murakami - As of January 2019, it had slightly more than 250,000 hits on the music streaming service Spotify

 

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - His version has gained a lot of success, being the most-streamed cover of the song on Spotify, with over 104 million streams, as of January 23, 2019

 

Spotify - As of February 2019, Spotify (Category:Windows_components) had 207 million active users, including over 96 million paying subscribers add something

 

As of February 2019, it had 207 million monthly active users, including 96 million paying subscribers add something

 

On February 6, 2019, the company announced it would acquire New York podcasting companies Gimlet Media and Anchor FM Inc., establishing itself as a major player in podcasting add something

 

In further escalation of the spat with Apple, on 13 March 2019, Spotify (Category:Windows_components) filed an anti-trust complaint with the European commission over unfair app store practices add something

 

As of April 2019, all service users are limited to 10,000 songs in their library, after which they will receive an "Epic collection, friend" notification, and will not be able to save more music to their library add something

 

Spotify - In June 2019, Spotify (Category:Windows_components) launched a custom playlist titled "Your Daily Drive" that closely replicates the drive time format of many traditional radio stations add something