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Topic: Spotify

Music Giant Sony Questions the Value of 'Freemium' Music Streaming Could mean artists like Pitbull will exit such services as well

Soon everyone may have to pay to stream music. In the wake of Taylor Swift’s recent decision to yank all of her songs from Spotify, Kevin Kelleher, the chief financial officer…

November 19, 2014, 10:09 AM EST

Check Out Paper's Staggering Traffic From Its #BreakTheInternet Kim Kardashian Cover Along with 9 other big marketing stats from the week

Here are this week's 10 most compelling data points from the digital marketing space, including one whopper stat that reveals what a success #BreakTheInternet was for Paper Magazine as well…

November 14, 2014, 11:21 AM EST

Taylor Swift Channels Kendrick Lamar and Instagram Goes Crazy The red-hot singer's brand sizzles via social too

In between barbs with Spotify, Taylor Swift is having a pretty good time lately, namely selling millions of digital and physical copies of her new "1989" album. And her big…

November 12, 2014, 3:10 PM EST

Spotify May Be Responsible for Nearly 7% of All Global Music Sales And other things we gleaned from the Taylor Swift dust-up

Irked by pop star Taylor Swift's much-hyped departure from Spotify, the music platform's CEO Daniel Ek took to a blog today to claim that his tech player has doled out…

November 11, 2014, 12:36 PM EST

Brands Give Out One Hour of Free Music With New Pandora Ads Fox and Sony Playstation are first to ink deals

Pandora’s new ad product, dubbed Sponsored Listening, lets you skip audio promos for an hour if you click on a video ad. The music service is beta testing with Fox,…

October 20, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

When Not Whacking Zombies, This TV Star Is Lurking on Reddit Interview with The Walking Dead's Steven Yeun

Specs Who Steven Yeun Age 30 Claim to fame Stars as Glenn Rhee on AMC’s The Walking Dead (Sundays, 9 p.m.) Base Los Angeles Twitter @steveyeun What’s the first information you consume in the morning? I…

October 20, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT

Jim Gaffigan Was an Adman and Has a LinkedIn Account to Prove It Comedian riffs on agency biz and Holiday Inn Express

It would probably be a totally buried, obscure footnote if his comedic peers like Marc Maron, Kristen Schaal or Todd Barry were products of the same career path. But there's Jim…

October 15, 2014, 7:31 AM EDT

Marry Me Star Ken Marino Has An Unconventional Bedtime Routine And he likes to stalk his co-star on Twitter

Specs Who Ken Marino Age 45 Claim to fame Stars in the new NBC series Marry Me (premieres Oct. 14 at 9 p.m.); played Ron Donald on Party Down; screenwriter (Wanderlust, Role Models) Base…

October 12, 2014, 9:08 PM EDT

Spotify Ties Music to Personal Stories in Its New Ads Ogilvy & Mather, David partnered on the push

Few things are as evocative of memories as music and Spotify is using that emotional connection in a new online and social media push that invites Spotify users to share…

September 29, 2014, 12:26 PM EDT

Spotify Jumps Into Video With Branded Advertising Target, Ford among first to try it

Following in the footsteps of competitors Pandora and iHeartRadio, Spotify is launching video ads to help monetize its 30 million consumers who stream digital music. The first brands to run…

September 8, 2014, 3:47 PM EDT

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