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Spotify in 'advanced' talks to buy SoundCloud

Spotify is in talks to scoop up SoundCloud Spotify
Garry Little | 29 September, 2016, 00:36

Viewed from up close, it's the benefits Apple Music has promised its industry partners - still reeling from decades of digital disruption - that have arguably defined the service's short life more than anything else.

Apple Music haven't entirely escaped controversy yet however, most recently being wrapped up in contention over whether releasing music exclusively on one service is okay or not.

According to BuzzFeed, this boils down to the My Favourites Mix tapping into people's review ratings for songs and albums in their iTunes libraries - at least, for those who gave such ratings - while My New Music Mix is based on the same kind of taste profile that was pioneered by The Echo Nest, before it was acquired by Spotify. However, comparing the growth of the two streaming services of the past few months prove that Spotify's numbers are growing faster than Apple Music. After entering the crowded market of music streaming previous year Apple defied expectations and have gone on to earn an incredible 17 million subscribers since the end of June 2015. "Every time we do [an exclusive], we learn something new".

The article quotes APPLE MUSIC's JIMMY IOVINE about the controversial strategy, which has drawn the ire of his former home, UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP when it allowed FRANK OCEAN to inadvertently fulfill his record label contract and go indie.

"We put a lot into this, we've had some real successes, and we always hold up our end of the relationship", Iovine said.

Apple, though, is in it for the long haul and with the recent release of iOS 10, introduced a massive overhaul to the Apple Music experience. The company has until now enlisted a policy of human curation for its playlists, which means they are chosen by experts in various genres as opposed to being generated by computer programs, like the playlists Spotify routinely offers its subscribers.

Make sure to check out the full interview via the source link below.

Exclusive Content Improves Customer Advocacy: Among customers who listen to content released exclusively on their streaming service, overall satisfaction is 52 points higher than among those who do not, and content satisfaction is 59 points higher.

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