Warner Music acquires IMGN, a social media publishing platform, for under $100M

It’s a whole new playing field these days for music labels and publishers, and today one of the biggies made an acquisition to help it sharpen up its strategy to better…

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Jam lets you safely share streaming app passwords

Can’t afford Netflix and HBO and Spotify and Disney+? Now there’s an app specially built for giving pals your passwords while claiming to keep your credentials safe. It’s called Jam,…

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Spotify expects to reach 8 Billion euros in 2020, same revenue of YouTube 3 years ago

Spotify last week gave the guidance for 2020. In the financial statement for the Q4 of 2019, Spotify says it expects to reach a total revenue between €8.08 and €8.48…

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Spotify rolls out Podcast Ads

Spotify this month roll out Podcast Ads, using a Streaming Ad Insertion (SAI) together with Spotify planning, reporting, and measurement capabilities. With Spotify Podcast Ads, advertisers can plan and reach…

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Spotify prototypes Tastebuds to revive social music discovery

Spotify is prototyping a new way to see what friends have been listening to, called “Tastebuds.” Despite how discovering music is inherently social, Spotify has no features for directly interacting…

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Every startup is a bank — or wants to be

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we did something just a little bit new. Kate was in…

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Spotify launches Spotify Kids app, first in Ireland

Spotify yesterday launched Spotify Kids, a standalone app designed for kids and families. Spotify Kids is now available in Ireland, in a beta launch, for the users with Premium Family…

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Spotify sees slowdown in programmatic growth from 65% Y/Y in Q2 to 48% in Q3

Spotify yesterday reported the financial results for the third quarter of 2019, where it saw a revenue growth of 20% Y/Y. Spotify says the ad supported growth underperformed the expectations…

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Europe shows the way in online privacy

U.S. antitrust actions and privacy regulation create opportunities for privacy-first innovation Alastair Mitchell 1 week Alastair Mitchell Contributor Alastair Mitchell is a partner at multi-stage VC fund EQT Ventures and…

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