Music streaming services

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 3, 2018 file photo, a trading post sports the Spotify logo on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Music streaming service Spotify says the number of its paying subscribers has hit 100 million for the first time, up 32% on the year and almost twice the latest figures for Apple Music. The Stockholm-based company called the figure, which was reached during the first three months of 2019, "an important milestone." (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 29, 2019 - 10:55 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Music streaming service Spotify said Monday that its paying subscribers have reached 100 million for the first time, up 32% on the year and almost twice the latest figures for Apple Music. The Stockholm-based company called the figure, which was reached during the first...
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FILE - This photo combo of images shows the Amazon, Google and Facebook logos. A review into competition in the U.K.'s digital market says the country needs tough new rules to help counter the dominance of big tech giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon. The independent review published Wednesday, March 13, 2019 says global tech giants don't face enough competition and that existing rules are outdated and need to be beefed up. (AP Photo, file)
March 13, 2019 - 6:33 pm
LONDON (AP) — Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple are once again being cast as monopolies that have become too powerful for society's good, a recurring theme that's increasing the pressure to rein them in. A 150-page report commissioned by the British government depicts big digital companies in...
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FILE- In this Oct. 3, 2018, file photo a Garmin International employee shows the new Spotify app on his smartphone integrated with his Garmin fenix 5 Plus watch during a presentation in New York. Spotify reports financial results Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 06, 2019 - 7:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify is making a bigger bet on podcasts as it looks to bring a Netflix-like model of original programs to the audio world. The music-streaming pioneer gobbled up two podcasting companies, Gimlet and Anchor, on Wednesday. Although streaming is becoming an increasingly popular way...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2016 file photo, Beyonce Knowles arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden, in New York. There's no more juice in Beyonce's lemonade jar: The singer did not release new music though two albums featuring old Beyonce songs hit streaming services Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
December 21, 2018 - 2:37 am
There's no more juice in Beyonce's lemonade jar: The singer did not release new music though two albums featuring old Beyonce songs hit streaming services Thursday. Under the name Queen Carter, the albums "Have Your Way" and "Back Up, Rewind" appeared on Spotify and Apple Music, featuring demos,...
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FILE- This March 20, 2018, file photo shows the Spotify app on an iPad in Baltimore. Music streaming sites Spotify and Deezer are among European tech companies and trade associations calling on EU officials to toughen proposed legislation aimed at combating unfair business practices by U.S. giants like Apple, Google and Amazon, it was reported on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
September 25, 2018 - 8:46 am
LONDON (AP) — Music streaming sites Spotify and Deezer are among European tech industry players calling on the EU to get tougher on unfair business practices by U.S. giants like Apple, Google and Amazon. In a joint letter, the group urged European Union ministers to go beyond current proposals...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 19, 2017, file photo, Alex Jones, a right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist, arrives for a child custody trial at the Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas. The music streaming service Spotify says it has removed some episodes of “The Alex Jones Show” podcast for violating its hate content policy. The company said late Wednesday that it takes reports of hate content seriously and reviews any podcast or song reported by customers. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
August 02, 2018 - 4:11 am
The music streaming service Spotify says it has removed some episodes of "The Alex Jones Show" podcast for violating its hate content policy. The move followed a backlash on social media. "We take reports of hate content seriously and review any podcast episode or song that is flagged by our...
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July 08, 2018 - 11:02 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Tencent, China's most valuable tech company, says it plans to spin off its streaming music service on a U.S. stock exchange. Tencent Holdings Ltd., in a statement issued through the Hong Kong stock exchange, said share price and other details of the stock offering in Tencent Music...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2013, file photo, R. Kelly performs onstage at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Spotify has removed R. Kelly’s music from its playlists, citing its new policy on hate content and hateful conduct. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File)
May 12, 2018 - 1:27 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — With demonstrators standing outside his concert protesting his presence, R. Kelly summoned his passionate fans to carry him through what has been a difficult week. Interspersing references to God with his suggestive lyrics and salty language, Kelly stirred up a crowd inside...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. As critics of the singer seek to cancel his shows because of his alleged mistreatment of women, a community leader in North Carolina says she and others will stage a protest if his Friday show in Greensboro takes place. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
May 10, 2018 - 8:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify has removed R. Kelly's music from its playlists, citing its new policy on hate content and hateful conduct. A spokesperson said Thursday that Kelly's music is no longer available on the streaming service's owned and operated playlists and algorithmic recommendations. His...
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FILE- In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, the logo of American entertainment company Netflix is pictured at the Paris games week in Paris. Netflix, Inc. reports earnings Monday, April 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
April 16, 2018 - 7:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's video-streaming service has been thriving for so long that other companies are striving to duplicate its success in other kinds of digital entertainment and content. Spotify's music-streaming service has emerged as the most celebrated of the aspiring clones, despite...
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