Taylor Swift is getting friendly with Spotify ahead of her new album, Lover. Times have changed.

In the lead-up to launch day, two former foes are getting remarkably cozy…
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Spotify Test Drive Higher Prices In Scandinavia

Having accrued an impressive number of subscribers, Spotify is planning to hike up prices on its home turf, increasing the cost of its family plan in Scandinavia by 14%. Whether this test will amount to anything, or be rolled out anywhere remains to be seen, however. ______________________________ Guest post by… Continue Reading

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Spotify Tests Stories Feature That Gives Artists A Voice

Spotify is testing a Stories feature designed to enable artists to share a narrative alongside their music. Uncovered by veteran code digger Jane Manchun Wong, it’s similar to Stories launched by Pandora in March. The examples found include songs with the artist offering their own story behind each track in… Continue Reading

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A2IM Sets LA SynchUp For Day After Music Tectonics

UPDATED: A2IM is sponsoring its fifth annual SynchUp conference presented by Vydia on October 30th at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica, California. Attendees will participate in programs focusing on digital capacity and synch licensing for independent music. The event includes workshops and networking with top indie record… Continue Reading

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Official: Subscription streaming revenue growth is slowing down in the UK

Is key global market showing very first signs of streaming saturation?
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71 Great Ways Of Rewarding Your Music Fan Subscribers

Once an artist has started selling fan subscriptions, it’s important to establish a rewards system which consistently gives back and keeps them engaged enough to stay subscribed. Some of these same rewards would also be great additions to a music crowdfunding campaign or just as thank-yous to any artists most… Continue Reading

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