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Spotify files complaint against Apple in Europe over ‘unfair’ fees and restrictions

Spotify has announced that it’s filing a complaint against Apple with the European Commission (EC), citing anti-competition practices and a business model that gives Apple an “unfair advantage”.
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Kylie Jenner takes world’s youngest billionaire crown from Mark Zuckerberg

Forbes has released its annual list of world richest people listing Kylie Jenner, the youngest Kardashian sister, as the new youngest billionaire in the world.
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Pirates hijack Apple’s enterprise certificates to put hacked apps on iPhones

Software pirates have hijacked technology designed by Apple to distribute hacked versions of Spotify, Angry Birds, Pokemon Go, Minecraft and other popular apps on iPhones, Reuters has found.
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Ice Prince: You can’t compare any South African rapper with Ycee, Yung6ix

Ice Prince says he does not agree that South African hip hop artistes are more talented than their Nigerian counterparts.
They said it would never sell, with its six-minute playing time, operatic passages and lyrics about Galileo and Scaramouche, but the Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody” on Monday became the most streamed song from the 20th century.

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ now most-streamed 20th century song

They said it would never sell, with its six-minute playing time, operatic passages and lyrics about Galileo and Scaramouche, but the Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody” on Monday became the most streamed song from the 20th century.

Spotify to now let artists directly upload their music to the platform

Spotify has announced a new beta feature that will allow independent artists to upload their music directly to the platform instead of through a label or digital aggregator.

Apple bans Alex Jones app

Apple said on Friday that it had banned from its App Store the Infowars app belonging to popular U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones after finding that it had violated the company’s rules against “objectionable content“.
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Apple, Facebook, Spotify delete content of US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Apple on Monday deleted most of the podcasts of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, while Facebook removed four of his online pages which the social media platform accused of “glorifying violence.”

Spotify hits 83 million paid subscribers

Spotify’s quarterly earnings are in, with the popular music streaming service announcing that it now has 83 million paid Premium subscribers, up from the 70 million number that Spotify hit at its last update in January. Total monthly active users also crossed 180 million last quarter as well.
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Drake crushes streaming record for top US album of year

Hip-hop superstar Drake’s latest album “Scorpion” has crushed the record for streaming to post the biggest week so far this year on the US chart.
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Drake’s Scorpion album breaks streaming records

Drake has smashed streaming records with his new album “Scorpion,” with Apple Music and Spotify both reporting unprecedented listenership in its first day in 92 countries.

YouTube extends music streaming service to Europe

YouTube extended its music streaming service to Europe Monday a month after it launched in North America and parts of Asia.

Pandora matches Spotify and Apple Music with new $15-a-month family plan

Pandora is launching a new Premium Family plan that gives up to six users unlimited music streaming for $15 a month. The deal matches the price of family plans from Spotify and Apple Music, which offer access for to up to five and six individuals respectively.

Google announces YouTube Music and YouTube Premium

Google is breaking up its premium YouTube Red service into two new offerings: a YouTube Music streaming service, available either for free with ads or for $9.99 per month, and a YouTube Premium for original video content, costing $11.99 per month.

Spotify drops R Kelly from playlists amid #MuteRKelly backlash

R&B singer R Kelly's music will no longer feature on Spotify's curated playlists under the streaming service's new policy on hate content and hateful conduct.

Spotify introduces hate content policy following R. Kelly controversy

Spotify has announced a new hate content and hateful conduct policy as it looks to distance itself from controversial music artists that are available through its streaming platform.

EU probes Apple’s plan to buy music app Shazam

The EU on Monday launched an in-depth probe of tech giant Apple’s plan to buy leading song-recognition app Shazam because of fears the deal may reduce choice for consumers.

Spotify stock attracts all generations, not just millennials

The buzzy debut of Spotify on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday drew retail investors across generations, not just the millennials who make up the largest proportion of the music streaming service’s customer base, retail brokerages said on Wednesday.

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