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Spotify is laying off 17 percent of its workforce
Dec04

Spotify is laying off 17 percent of its workforce

Spotify is letting go of some employees for the third time in 2023. On Monday, Spotify declared that 1,500 employees, or roughly 17 percent of the total, would be let go. CEO Daniel Ek attributed the cut to the “challenges ahead.” A decision the company has elected to take rather than doing a smaller downsizing over time. “I realize that for many, a reduction of this size will feel surprisingly large given the recent...

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Spotify Upcoming HiFi Plan Leaks – Apparently Called Supremium
Oct09

Spotify Upcoming HiFi Plan Leaks – Apparently Called Supremium

Spotify Supremium – HiFi Plan  The upcoming plan is said to a be rebranded version of its HiFi. The new tier, dubbed Supremium, is said to cost $20 a month. If you subscribe to this plan, you can access higher-quality music. You can also use playlist-mixing tools and audiobooks.  This news was initially shared by Chris Messina on Threads. The new plan will likely include “Your Sound Capsule, advanced playlist mixing tools, and AI...

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Spotify pilots voice translation for podcasters
Sep25

Spotify pilots voice translation for podcasters

Artificial intelligence, AI for short, has virtually taken over every sphere of the social media space. Spotify has become the latest company to embrace this technology, with the company piloting voice translation for podcasters. In a tweet on Monday, the streaming behemoth announced that it is testing a new voice translation in your local language for podcasters. “Do you dream of a world where some of the top podcasts would be spoken...

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Spotify Launches New Daylist Playlist with Multiple Updates
Sep15

Spotify Launches New Daylist Playlist with Multiple Updates

Spotify Daylist Playlist  The music streaming giant released a new playlist feature — Daylist. It aims to enhance the personalized feel of its services.  It is similar to the DJ feature, which auto-generates music that the service thinks you will like and inserts AI-generated comments.  But Daylist has distinguishing factors. It builds on your playlist by learning your listening habits. It also learns the style of...

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Spotify In-App Lyrics — Will It Be a Premium-Only Feature?
Sep06

Spotify In-App Lyrics — Will It Be a Premium-Only Feature?

Spotify In-App Lyrics  Image The in-app lyrics tool is one of the features of Spotify. This is especially useful if you wish to sing along to your favorite song. You can view the lyrics on the app for almost all songs.  It is available on the desktop app and TV app as well, not just on the mobile app.  This feature used to be available on free and premium accounts.  But this might change in the future.  Some users...

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Spotify Considered Removing White Noise Podcasts — To Save Money?
Aug20

Spotify Considered Removing White Noise Podcasts — To Save Money?

Spotify White Noise Podcasts If you are a white noise podcaster on Spotify, then it is safe to say that you are making serious money. And the audio streaming service is not happy about it. Thus, it is trying to cut you off.  Bloomberg reported: “White noise and ambient podcasts accounted for 3 million daily consumption hours on the platform, inadvertently boosted by Spotify’s own algorithmic push for “talk” content (versus music).”...

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