Spotify Lite Had 1 Million Users In First Week, India Users Now Top 2 Million

UPDATED: Spotify clearly filled a need with the launch of its Spotify Lite app, which takes up one-third of the space on the users mobile, while still maintaining most of Spotify’s popular features. Spotify Lite grabbed more than 1 million global users in its first week. The app now has… Continue Reading

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Music ‘Trigger Cities’: Spotlight On Latin America

In this third part in a series exploring music "trigger cities", Jason Joven pf Chartmetric takes an in-depth look at Latin America’s music consumption stats to explore how listeners there are precipitating the exponential growth of Latin music’s global popularity. __________________________ Guest post by Jason Joven of Chartmetric Trigger Cities… Continue Reading

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WAVE Raises $5.65 Million To Mix Music and Meditation

Breath, body, and beats could serve as the tagline for WAVE, the new subscription-based music-based meditation app and vibrating pillow that has launched with $5.65 million in seed funding. Investors include CrossLink Capital, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Collaborative Fund, and Ludlow Ventures. WAVE’s founders see hugely successful apps like Calm and… Continue Reading

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Spotify Lite Launches In Asia, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, But Not In North America

Spotify Lite is now available in 36 countries across Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Africa for Android via Google Play. But this light version of Spotify is not yet available in key streaming markets in North America and Europe. Spotify Lite takes up just 10 MB, less than 1oth… Continue Reading

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Ridesharing, The New VIP Event Transportation Experience

When crafting a VIP event experience, it’s important to make sure the attendee has an elevated experience from the moment they walk out the door. Luckily, the advent of ridesharing technology has made premium, stress-free transportation an achievable reality. _____________________________ Guest post by Rachel Grate from the Eventbrite blog A… Continue Reading

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Free Social Music Discovery App LÜM Launches To Boost Emerging Artists

LÜM has launched its its iOS app designed to connect merging artists with new fans. The Madison, WI based startup recently closed their $1.2 million seed financing and recently partnered with concert promoters Frank Productions. LÜM’s goal is to decrease the disparity between mainstream and undiscovered music by leveraging streaming… Continue Reading

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How To Update Your Bandsintown Artist Profile

An app used by millions of fans, the Bandsintown Concert app can be a great tool for artists working to stand out. Here we look at a step by step breakdown on how to update your profile on platform and increase your discoverability to new potential fans. ___________________________ Guest post… Continue Reading

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UPDATE: Spotify Is Back Up!

UPDATE: Spotify is back up and running. "We’ve made a few tweaks backstage, so everything should be back to normal," the streamer Tweeted around 4PM ET. The outage began for many users around 8:30AM Thursday. Spotify acknowledged the problem by early afternoon and said that it had not been caused… Continue Reading

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Spotify Redesigns ‘Your Library’ with Artists and Album Sections, Liked Songs Playlist, Podcasts, More

Spotify has launched a major "Your Library" update. Centered around a sleeker design and putting podcasts on an equal footing with music, the update offers features to please music fans, as well. The update is currently available to Premium users only. ________________________________ In the new Spotify Library, users tap or… Continue Reading

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Spotify Launches Your Daily Drive Music + News Playlist

Spotify has added Your Daily Drive, a playlist that combines personalized music with news and short features. At launch, the Wall Street Journal, NPR and PRI are providing non-music content. The music mixes old and new based on the user’s previous listening habits. Your Daily Drive has launched for all… Continue Reading

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