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Spotify shareable top 50 charts planned to combat Google’s jukebox

Spotify shareable top 50 charts planned to combat Google’s jukebox

Spotify plans to launch Top 50 lists of the most popular content on the streaming music service today, complete with on-demand preview access so that even those without accounts can listen to the tracks. The new scheme - which will see the most-streamed songs listed in the "Spotify 50" and the most-shared songs in the "Social 50" - will be updated weekly, and is part of the company's attempt to fight back against new cloud jukebox options like Google Play Music All Access.

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Spotify acquisition of Tunigo brings music discovery boost

Spotify acquisition of Tunigo brings music discovery boost

Spotify has recently acquired Tunigo, a music discovery app that creates themed playlists based on your mood. Spotify will transfer all of Tunigo's 20+ employees to its offices in both Stockholm and New York, where they will be focusing their efforts on Spotify's main service. Tunigo will still continue to run, however it's still unknown what Spotify plans on doing with it. It may integrate Tunigo's playlist feature into its service.

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Spotify reportedly plans to add video on-demand service

Spotify reportedly plans to add video on-demand service

Spotify is looking to change things up by adding exclusive video on-demand (VOD) content to its list of services. It wants to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon, and HBO, all of which who have their own exclusive video series that help generate revenue and attract subscribers. Spotify hopes that by developing its own original video content or TV series, it can increase its profit margins.

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Verizon seeking Spotify model for TV: Pay-Per-Viewer

Verizon seeking Spotify model for TV: Pay-Per-Viewer

This week the folks at Verizon have had a bit of a revelation: instead of paying media companies a flat fee for their television channels, make the payment based on real viewership. In this way, companies that deliver a channel that has no popularity at all will not have to be payed as much while the top-tier companies will get payed monster amounts of cash. This model is rather similar to how Spotify works, having you the user pay a flat fee and listen to whatever you like on their service, the artists whose tracks you listen to getting cash per listen accordingly from the company.

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