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Jeff Bezos is a fan of small businesses

Amazon now lets you listen to music for free on smartphones and TV, as well as online. Spotify investors are already nervous.

Amazon now lets you listen for music for free on smartphones. As Wall Street reacted to the announcement on Monday, Spotify shares fell by 4.9%.
George Soros is worth an estimated $8 billion on Bloomberg's Billionaires Index.

Sirius XM’s $3.5 billion Pandora deal could be a windfall for George Soros and his big bet on streaming music

Even at the highest price of the quarter — $7.64 per share — Monday’s price represents at least a 32% premium over the price Soros' could have entered his position, provided he still holds the stock.

What to do when game-changing technology is coming to steamroll your business, by an executive who lived it firsthand

The music industry went through a decade of pain, but now things are looking up again.

We compared Trebel, an app that lets you download music for free, with Spotify’s free version

Both apps let you listen to music without a subscription, but each has their tradeoffs. Trebel is aimed at a younger demographic who wouldn't pay for a music streaming subscription, but still want to download music — and it markets itself as a legal way to do that.
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek

LIVE: Spotify missed big on its bottom line

In its first quarterly report since becoming a public company, Spotify on Wednesday reported a much wider-than-expected loss.

Spotify is climbing ahead of earnings

The freshly public company is expected to report a first quarter loss of $0.31 per share on revenues of $1.14 billion, according to a Bloomberg poll of analysts. In 2017, Spotify lost $5 billion on revenue of $1.5 billion.

The death of the CD industry is leaving millions of audiophile holdouts in the lurch

It's been more than 15 years since the heyday of CD sales, the shiny little discs still has a fan base.
Music executive Jimmy Iovine is reportedly leaving Apple in August.

Apple Music boss Jimmy Iovine is leaving the company in August, after his shares fully vest

Iovine, who joined Apple in 2014 when the company acquired Beats, helped lead the development of its streaming music service.

It turns most of the seasonal music played during the holidays isn’t the classics — it only seems that way

Songs by Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, and Wham! only seem ubiquitous during the holidays. More recent seasonal songs are actually more likely to be played.

Apple’s Shazam deal is a sneak attack to hit Spotify where it hurts

Apple hasn't revealed its plans for Shazam, but connecting the dots reveals a clever effort to help Apple Music catch up to Spotify in the streaming business.