Spotify will make you pay for music by destroying its free plan

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Spotify is finally listening to the labels.
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Spotify is planning to introduce a new “gated access” model that will make its free streaming plan a lot less attractive, according to a new report. Those who choose to opt out of paying for the service could see it become extremely limited, with access to just one or two songs from big album releases.

Migrating from Rdio or Spotify to Apple Music now takes just one click

Moving to Apple Music is just a click away.
Moving to Apple Music is just a click away.
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Maybe you’re like me, and you’re interested in trying Apple Music. Maybe, though, you feel locked in to Rdio or Spotify, because over the years you’ve set up an extensive library of favorites and playlists. Favorites and playlists you count on.

Well, good news! Migrating your whole life to Apple Music is just $4.99 away.

Apple Music already has half Spotify’s subscriber numbers

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Tired of Apple Music's playlists? Try something even more indie.
Apple Music is playing all the right notes.
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Some of the streaming numbers on Apple Music’s biggest tracks — particularly on newer hip-hop songs — are said to be rivalling the number of listens on Spotify, according to a new report.

Apple Music has only been around for a month, but music label insiders claim it has already surprised people by attracting more than 10 million subscribers.

Spotify fires back at Apple Music with personalized playlists

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Spotify is taking what it knows about your music tastes to curate a personalized weekly playlist.
Spotify is taking what it knows about your music tastes to curate a personalized weekly playlist.
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Spotify doesn’t want to go down without a fight.  The service is debuting Discover Weekly, a new playlist for every user that updates every Monday with unique recommendations for each person. One of Apple Music’s advantages over Spotify is its personalized playlists for users’ tastes, and now Spotify is matching it.