WizKid, Burna Boy Most Streamed Artists On Spotify
On February 23, 2021, more than 70 million songs, 2.2 million podcast titles, and over 4 billion playlists became officially available to Spotify listeners in Nigeria for free.
Spotify Delves Into Live Audio With Purchase Of Clubhouse Rival
Spotify announced Tuesday it had acquired "live audio" specialist Betty Labs to serve as a development vehicle in the booming sector. Following in the footsteps of podcasts, "live audio," which offers broadcasts, talks, and conversations between internet users have taken off in recent years, driven by the app Clubhouse. Launched in 2018, Betty Labs specializes…
Spotify’s heat campaign celebrates african dance music culture
As a way of celebrating the power of African voices across the continent and beyond, Spotify is shining a spotlight on one of its flagships, curated playlists African Heat
Spotify launches site explaining how it pays artists
Spotify launched a new website Thursday addressing questions on how it pays out royalties but failed to dampen mounting anger from musicians struggling to survive in the streaming era.
Mp3bullet releases list of Most-Streamed Nigerian Artistes on Spotify
Afrobeat began in Ghana in the early 1920s. Nigeria later joined the Afrobeat wave in the late 1960s led by Fela Kuti who experimented with different contemporary music of the time. Ever since Nigeria has been producing amazing sounds that travel all over the world. The Nigerian Music Industry has gone from CD eras to…
AWB launches ‘She Thrives Series’ in Lagos
African Women on Board (AWB) on Wednesday took its women awareness project to the next stage with the launch of She Thrives, a podcast about workplace violence.
Spotify Losses Tripled In 2020 Despite Increase In Subscribers
Swedish music streaming giant Spotify on Wednesday reported a tripled net loss in 2020, citing increased operating expenses, even as the number of paying subscribers continued to increase. At the end of 2020, the number of monthly active users was 345 million, a 27-percent increase compared with a year earlier. Paying subscribers, the main source…
Nigeria’s tech ecosystem gets attention on new podcast
Aellaapp has unveiled “AellaCast”, a podcast for people interested in the burgeoning of the Nigerian fintech ecosystem. AellaCast is an insightful and engaging dialogue stacked with dynamic guest speakers, challenging fintech innovation and operation from start-ups, microfinance, traditional banking, insurtech, cryptocurrency to regulation Hosted by AellaApp co-founders, Wale Akanbi and Akin…
Spotify Reveals 2020’s Most Streamed Songs
Music streaming platform Spotify has revealed which artists have gathered the most streams throughout 2020. This development is part of its annual year-end Spotify Wrapped option, where viewers will be able to access personalised statistics for their listening habits. Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny is the most-streamed artist of the year globally, with more than…
Michelle Obama To Launch Podcast On Spotify
The former first lady will host "The Michelle Obama Podcast." The podcast will focus on meaningful relationships and conversations, this was announced on Thursday by her production company with former President Barack Obama, Higher Ground, in conjunction with Spotify. This is set to debut on the music streaming service on July 29 of this year.…
Indonesia imposes 10% VAT on Amazon, Google, Netflix and Spotify
Indonesia imposed a 10% value-added tax on sales by technology firms including Amazon, Netflix, Spotify and Google on Tuesday, as spending patterns shift with increased remote working as a result of the coronavirus crisis, which has hit state finances.