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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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Daft Punk’s Get Lucky sets streaming record

Daft Punk’s Get Lucky sets streaming record

Daft Punk launched a new single on April 19 called Get Lucky. That single proved incredibly popular and the duo has crushed the streaming record for the number of streams on the first day of songs availability on Spotify. The new track was listened to more times in a single 24-hour period the any other song in the history of Spotify.

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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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Amazon reportedly in talks about a subscription music service

Amazon reportedly in talks about a subscription music service

Amazon is reportedly thinking about starting its own subscription music service. Perhaps it wants to jump on the bandwagon all of the other big companies, like Google and Apple, are on. Sources have told The Verge that Amazon is aiming towards creating a service that's similar to Spotify's, where users can choose which song or artist they want to listen to, instead of creating a radio streaming service like Pandora's.

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