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 […]

YouTube and Hulu have taken millions of customers from pay-TV providers

YouTube and Hulu have taken millions of customers from pay-TV providers

Hulu and YouTube together have signed about three million subscribers to their live online TV services, according to Bloomberg, a sign the two internet companies may be outmanoeuvring competitors like Sling TV and DirecTV Now. Hulu’s live service is nearing two million subscribers, while YouTube TV has eclipsed a million, said the people, who asked […]

O2 to recommend local gigs based on Spotify streaming behaviour

O2 to recommend local gigs based on Spotify streaming behaviour

O2 kicked off the next chapter of its ‘Breathe It All In’ campaign on February 20 at the Brit Awards with a social media takeover that encouraged consumers to recognise the power that mobile technology lends to the music experience. Inspired by the idea that mobile technology offers ‘digital oxygen’ that can help people feel […]

Telkomsel unveils romantic series as part of ongoing efforts to become a digital company

Telkomsel unveils romantic series as part of ongoing efforts to become a digital company

Indonesia-based telco Telkomsel has created a four-episodes romantic comedy series to improve its digital lifestyle experience for its customers. The series, titled ‘Unscripted Man’, is available on the telco’s streaming video application, MAXstream, and was created in partnership with video platform Viddsee. The story revolves around Bas, an office employee who finds a sacred script […]

Spotify moves to ban ad block users from its platform

Spotify moves to ban ad block users from its platform

Music streaming service, Spotify, is ramping up its fight against ad blockers by explicitly banning them in its terms of service.  The firm has long been anti-ad blockers. Until now, Spotify users who employed ad-circumventing software had their accounts suspended and were send a warning via email. The suspension would be revoked if they removed their ad blocker […]

57% of UK consumers would stop watching Netflix if ads were introduced, say AudienceProject

57% of UK consumers would stop watching Netflix if ads were introduced, say AudienceProject

According to a new report into Traditional TV, Online Video and Streaming from marketing technology firm, AudienceProject, 57% of consumers would cancel their Netflix subscription if the company were to add commercials into its streaming service. When asked whether they would stop watching Netflix content featuring ads even if the subscription price was lowered, 42% of […]

Jio unites with Saavn for India’s answer to Spotify, Apple Music

Jio unites with Saavn for India’s answer to Spotify, Apple Music

India now has a true competitor to the likes of Spotify and Apple Music following the merger of Reliance Jio’s music service with Saavn. Earlier in 2018, Reliance Industries acquired over-the-top platform Saavn. At the time, it was announced that JioMusic would eventually be integrated with Saavn to form a combined platform worth $1bn – […]

Apple puts music service on Amazon Echo in subscription push

Apple puts music service on Amazon Echo in subscription push

Apple and Amazon announced their second partnership in November: the iPhone maker’s music-streaming service is coming to Amazon’s Echo devices this month. The move gets Apple Music onto the most-popular voice-controlled speakers, giving it distribution beyond Apple’s own devices. Subscribers will be able to control Apple Music with Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant, the first time Apple has […]

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