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Spotify To Force Ads on Premium Users?

Spotify To Force Ads on Premium Users?

Spotify users who have paid for the ad-free Premium subscription will still have to listen to adverts if they use the platform for podcasts.Users of the music streaming service are split into two tiers: Free and Premium. Free users can listen to music, interrupted with adverts, and have limits placed on playing and choosing music. Premium subscribers, by contrast, get “no ad interruptions”, according to the company’s website.However, the music streaming service announced on 21 January that it would be bringing Spotify Podcast Ads to the UK for all users – meaning Premium subscribers who paid to avoid adverts will...

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What Are The Benefits To Spotify Canvas?

What Are The Benefits To Spotify Canvas?

Canvas has just been rolled out to the majority of artists and a new market place for designers. Spotify points to some new numbers around user engagement with the feature. According to the service, listeners are: 145% more likely to share the track 5% more likely to keep streaming 20% more likely to add the song to their personal playlists 9% more likely to visit an artists’ profile page Awesome stats for anyone looking to push their music further on the platform and good news for designers!  Spotify's SoundBetter marketplace now offers Canvas designers with access to some top names...

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How Do I Save A Podcast on Spotify?

How Do I Save A Podcast on Spotify?

Spotify today launched a new feature designed to give podcast listeners a new way to organize and save content they want to listen to at a later time or keep their favorite episodes bookmarked for easy access. The feature, called “Your Episodes,” lets you bookmark individual episodes from any podcast, which are then added to a new “Your Episodes” playlist. This playlist is found pinned to the top of Your Library in the Music Playlist and Podcast Episodes tabs, says Spotify. The new option could be useful for those times when a podcast you don’t normally subscribe to has a...

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When is Spotify Wrapped 2020 released?

When is Spotify Wrapped 2020 released?

What is Spotify Wrapped? Over the last few years, Spotify has released a special treat for listeners in the form of its annual ‘Wrapped’ round up. Spotify Wrapped is available through the app and is a retrospective round-up for each user on their listening habits from the last year. The annual snapshot usually very quickly trends on social media, with each person sharing their individual Spotify Wrapped insights. 2020 may not be a year that many want to remember, When is Spotify Wrapped 2020 released? On Spotify’s website, the music streaming service says that Wrapped 2020 is ‘coming soon’. They...

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Should Artist Get Paid More Per Stream?

Should Artist Get Paid More Per Stream?

The United Musicians and Allied Workers Union (UMAW) have started a new campaign titled ‘Justice at Spotify’ which, among other goals, is demanding that the platform raise its average streaming royalty from $.0038 USD to a penny per stream for all artists. “One of Spotify’s core goals is to give ‘a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art’. Yet, to generate a single dollar on the platform, a song needs to be streamed 263 times,” organisers explained on the campaign’s website. “To put that in perspective, it would take 786 streams to generate enough revenue to buy an average...

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