Spotify is big, and the network effects of its music catalogue – now augmented by podcasts – are incredibly powerful.
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Apple has acquired classical-music streaming service Primephonic and plans to launch an app dedicated to the genre next year.
Spotify Technology has criticised rival Apple, saying that a new subscription bundle offer from the iPhone maker abuses its dominant market position by favouring its own Apple Music service.
MTN South Africa has signed an agreement with Apple that will result in the mobile operator’s customers receiving up to six months of free access to Apple Music, the technology giant’s streaming music platform.
Apple is considering giving rival apps more prominence on iPhones and iPads and opening its HomePod speaker to third-party music services after criticism the company provides an unfair advantage to its in-house products.
Apple on Thursday launched its Apple Music service on the Web, opening up access to users to who prefer a browser instead of an app.
Apple’s developer conference beginning on Monday will move the company closer to a future in which the iPhone is no longer the central cog for other products and services.
When Apple went head-to-head with Spotify in 2015 by launching a music streaming service, things were always likely to turn ugly.
Amazon’s Alexa voice-powered assistant is preparing to gain another high profile music service in the form of Apple Music.
The Spotify app will be available when customers set up their new Samsung phones, a deal that could boost the music streaming service’s user base.