Spotify Launches Streaming Ad Insertion

Spotify Launches Streaming Ad Insertion

2019 was a huge year for the audio industry with Spotify leading a wave of investment and innovation that’s accelerating the growth of podcasting.  Time spent listening to online audio reached a record high, while in the US, the number of people who are monthly podcast listeners is expected to climb to 106 million by 2023. Simultaneously, […]

Spotify launches first global dynamic audio campaign with Michelob Ultra

Spotify launches first global dynamic audio campaign with Michelob Ultra

Spotify is partnering with AB InBev and Dentsu Aegis Network to create its first global dynamic audio campaign in support of low-calorie beer brand Michelob Ultra. The Michelob Marathon seeks to capitalise on growing consumer appetite for healthy alternatives among those seeking to balance care of their bodies with an active social life. To do so personalised content will […]

Waze adds YouTube Music to its Audio Player partner line-up

Waze adds YouTube Music to its Audio Player partner line-up

Waze has unveiled YouTube Music as its latest Audio Player partner, joining Spotify and Deezer. Originally launched last October, Waze’s full-service audio player delivers music, podcasts, audiobooks, news, and more via partnerships with leading audio platforms. Since its launch Waze users have driven almost 11bn kilometres while listening to content from Waze’s Audio Player partners.  Waze initially launched […]

Spotify and JWT Brazil Create the First Synesthetic Algorithm that Transforms Music into Flavour

Spotify and JWT Brazil Create the First Synesthetic Algorithm that Transforms Music into Flavour

The Flavor of Songs is the culmination of a six-month long study, where Tramontina – one of Brazil’s leading brands of cooking utensils—Spotify and J. Walter Thompson Brazil brought together neuroscientist Dr. Marcelo Costa, Head of the Neuroscience Department at the University of São Paulo, conductor João Rocha from the University of Kentucky, and Renato […]

Spotify and Picturehouse Cinemas join forces in media-first partnership

Spotify and Picturehouse Cinemas join forces in media-first partnership

In a first-of-its-kind partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas, Spotify, one of the world’s most popular streaming service, will be taking over the pre-movie ‘turn off your phone’ moment across all screenings for two months as part of a broader campaign involving OOH, social, radio and digital activations. The partnership, devised by media agency UM and Digital […]

Spotify personalising some editorial playlists based on users’ tastes

Spotify personalising some editorial playlists based on users’ tastes

Spotify will now use algorithms to partially “personalise” some of its editorial playlists based on listeners’ tastes. As a result, no two of the personalised editorial playlists will be the same, marking a major change in the way users discover music. The move, announced on Spotify’s website, is intended to both improve the listening experience for […]

Spotify’s #loveAds site invites marketers to build playlists of their favourite TV ad scores

Spotify’s #loveAds site invites marketers to build playlists of their favourite TV ad scores

Spotify for Brands, the music streaming service’s ad sales house, is encouraging the industry to celebrate the soundtracks that helped cement top ads in the minds of the public. It is encouraging marketers to build a soundtrack of their favourite ad scores in a marketing push dubbed #loveAds. Boasting 116m free tier, ad-funded users, Spotify […]

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