By Roland Li Updated 4:35 pm PST, Friday, December 7, 2018 Spotify recently moved out of 988 Market St. in the Mid-Market neighborhood. Spotify recently moved out of 988 Market St. in the Mid-Market neighborhood. Photo: Roland Li / The Chronicle Photo: Roland Li / The Chronicle Image 1 of / 19 Caption Close Image 1 of 19 Spotify recently moved out of 988 Market St. in the Mid-Market neighborhood. Spotify recently moved out of 988 Market St. in the Mid-Market neighborhood. Photo: Roland Li / The Chronicle Spotify gives up SF Mid-Market office — and tax breaks — amid safety concerns 1 / 19 Back to Gallery When music streaming company Spotify moved to San Francisco’s … [Read more...] about Spotify gives up SF Mid-Market office — and tax breaks — amid safety concerns
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The 2008 music-listening experience seems alien to our current way of life. In that strange world, downloading a song and putting it on your iPod was truly a high-tech way to access your music library, and $3.1 billion worth of CDs were sold that year in the U.S. alone.But there was a revolution on the horizon. Video-streaming upstart YouTube, which had launched just three years previously, was an increasingly popular place to stream music. Then, on October 7, a new application called Spotify launched, which allowed users to listen to a huge database of songs without Youtube’s annoying buffering time, or the wait of downloading a song from iTunes.Spotify grew into a behemoth over the next decade, especially as wifi-enabled smartphones replaced the iPod, and the CD slipped into complete irrelevance. As of June 2018, Spotify has 83 million paid subscribers, over four times as many as the same time in 2015.Spotify’s dominance not only changed the way we listened to music, but … [Read more...] about Spotify at 10: Who Are the Most Streamed Artists?
Spotify said in May that it would remove from its playlists -- a popular way for listeners to discover artists and replay songs -- music from artists known for "harmful or hateful" behaviour, although the tracks would still be available. The move followed a campaign by the Time's Up movement for gender equality for the music industry to drop R. Kelly, the R&B star who has faced multiple accusations of sexual misconduct with young women and underage girls. Kelly was among artists booted from playlists under the policy as well as XXXTentacion, a rapper involved in numerous violent incidents including allegedly beating his pregnant ex-girlfriend. But following criticism, Spotify said its language was "vague and left too many elements open to interpretation," including whether unproven allegations or youthful transgressions would affect artists' ability to enter playlists. "That's not what Spotify is about. We don't … [Read more...] about Spotify backtracks on ‘harmful or hateful conduct’ policy
Weeks after its successful listing on the New York Stock Exchange, the leading streaming company said it saw wide possibilities to grow and identified its free, advertising-backed offering as key to its strategy. "We know that it's the only way that we are going to be able to achieve our goal of getting billions of fans on the platform and getting the entire music industry to the size that we think it should be," Gustav Söderström, the Swedish company's chief research and development officer, told a news conference in New York. In the first significant redesign of its free tier since 2014, Spotify said that non-paying users will be able to pick and choose which songs to play on up to 15 curated playlists – roughly 40 hours of music per day. Non-subscribers previously had to settle for a shuffle of tracks. Spotify said it had also engineered the new free service to take up 75 percent less mobile data to draw in users who have limits on their cellular packages. It … [Read more...] about Spotify just made its free tier way better