Spotify growth on track in 2Q18 despite insurgent Apple Music

The music streaming company remains focused on growth of its user base as opposed to profits. And its recent reporting seems to put it in a good position.

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Apple Music captures market share lead from Spotify in the United States

Apple Music's growth was measured to be faster than Spotify's in the United States earlier this year and it could go faster through the year.

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Spotify’s first earnings report disappoints investors

Oddly enough, Spotify was very close to target with market expectations and could have done better with more favorable currency fluctuations. But alas, shareholders went crazy and drove prices south.

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Spotify’s first earnings report disappoints investors

Oddly enough, Spotify was very close to target with market expectations and could have done better with more favorable currency fluctuations. But alas, shareholders went crazy and drove prices south.

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Apple’s acquisition of Shazam under EU investigation for antitrust concerns

Regulators have questions about whether Apple will block user referrals to competing music services like Spotify and Google Play and whether it will have an unfair competitive advantage with the access to existing referral data.

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In two months, Apple Music grows subscribership by 11 percent

Both Spotify and Apple Music have been averaging about 2 million new subscribers per month. Cupertino hopes to shift the dynamic with a new executive at the helm.

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Uncertainty over Apple’s acquisition of Shazam will linger (at least) until April 23

The European Commission has set an April 23 provisional deadline for an investigation into the potential "adverse effect on competition" Apple's proposed acquisition of Shazam may have in the European Economic Area.

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Apple Music continues to grow, but aims for 2 billion subscribers

2 billion subscribers is what Apple's senior vice president for internet software and services Eddy Cue believes is what the world has out there for paid music streaming appetite.

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Apple Music has 36 million subscribers, is outpacing Spotify growth

Apple Music is said to be growing at a 22 percent faster pace than Spotify has for the past several months, but there's one figure we know for sure.

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Beats co-founder and Apple Music head Jimmy Iovine may want to leave the company

With no apparent connection to Apple Music's popularity and growth potential, Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine is reportedly prepping his departure from Cupertino.

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Google’s YouTube-based music streaming service could be only a few months away

Even though Google Play Music and YouTube Red are far less popular than the search giant had probably hoped, a combo service of sorts is coming.

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