Spotify trying to lock-in users just after IPO

Spotify trying to lock-in users just after IPO

Spotify has recently IPO’ed, and its stock is available publicly to buy. The company is now under even closer watch from the public market, as it tries to beat the competition and compete in the market where it doesn’t really have any great distribution models. Apple Music Apple owns iOS ecosystem, and Apple proved how great customer acquisition channel that can be. Apple Music has recently passed 38 million paying subscribers. Google Music Google has Android, most popular mobile OS in…

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How to minimise phone data usage and still get to listen to music?

How to minimise phone data usage and still get to listen to music?

How NOT to spend it all in one place? It’s not gonna be an article about making the budget cuts. We’re gonna talk about minimising your phone data usage when listening to streamed music. Remember when you were a kid and you got some small cash from your parents and you plan big for your future VC empire built on outsourced work and clever marketing? Right. You spent it all on candy in the first store you found. How not…

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Quality of music and user-friendliness across music streaming platforms

Quality of music and user-friendliness across music streaming platforms

Do you like comparing things? Do you like comparing things as much as we do? See what did there? We want to compare some music streaming platforms. Again. This time we’ll look at how user-friendly they are and how good their sound quality is. Quick math We kinda wrote about the sound quality differences between music streaming platforms in our previous articles. We sat down together and had a conversation about the weight of the music quality in our daily struggle….

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Take it or leave it? Comparing trial versions of music streaming platforms

Take it or leave it? Comparing trial versions of music streaming platforms

Picky ain’t ya? Good! One can be disappointed in so many things today! Things can go from bad to all-out-war over just about anything. But. Not. Music. This one thing has to be just right. How to make sure it will? By trial The trial version that is. A demonstration, if you will. By comparing the music streaming platforms we looked for certain aspects: how does it sound (obviously) what does it look and feel (that one is always a…

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Which platforms let you listen to music offline?

Which platforms let you listen to music offline?

We can all agree on the fact that music equals life. We’re not talking to eggheads that claim that oxygen or nutrition or any other trivia could provide that what music does. Not anymore we’re not. What we need is a steady supply of rhythm. One way or another, we need that fix to live, not just function. And we need to have access to music offline. How do we fare? There are times of great strife, at which we…

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You’ve got a match! How “Discover Weekly” works?

You’ve got a match! How “Discover Weekly” works?

How graceful and world-consuming matter! We’ll try to keep it short though, we value your time as much as any other authors on the internet. Since you are here, however, we need to discuss a certain pattern of thinking. The process of how music streaming platforms are connecting the dots between a slick playlist and you is a fancy one. How it’s done? And who does it best? To answer the latter question would be much quicker and won’t allow…

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What’s your poison? comparing user types, by music platforms

What’s your poison? comparing user types, by music platforms

There are two kinds of people in this world. There always was, there always will be. Until recently we all agreed to determine the type of a newly met human with a simple test. The test to bring all possible inconsistencies and incongruities to a close. The was simple but incredibly informative. Its course was as follows: “I enjoy the novels by Philip K. Dick”. The are two kinds of people in this world. One type will respond with “Oh…

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How it all began? How music streaming changed the industry

How it all began? How music streaming changed the industry

Remind yourself a scene from any early 2000 comedy. Can you see the authors poking the stereotype of a barbershop? Can you hear the old farts complaining about stuff they know little about just for the sake of it? Now picture them talking about music streaming platforms. They’re all like: “Back in the day we used to buy vinyl and had one radio per block! This streaming is gonna kill the music once and for all! It’s good 2Pac didn’t…

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In space, no one can hear you stream

In space, no one can hear you stream

When can and when can’t you listen to music online? Well, apart from the obvious, like church or while riding a unicycle on the freeway (we highly recommend not to attempt either!) There are places on earth that simply won’t allow you to listen to music via the internet. Why? And what are those places? You ask eagerly and full of hope that you’ll never encounter them? Why can’t you listen to music online on the plane? The ban on…

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Moving playlists is easier than you think

Moving playlists is easier than you think

It’s late-ish summer now. Kinda makes you wonder how long before those leaves start turning yellow, then there’s snow and the whole cycle of life. The fact is, everything’s changing. Tastes in music? Change. Fashion? Change. Culinary tastes? Change. How to cope with the carousel? We all know someone that kept saying that they’ll never switch windows to mac because of… well, reasons. Anyway, this guy gets to play around with a mac one day and immediately falls in love…

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