Taylor Swift’s surprise release of a re-recorded version of “Wildest Dreams” quickly piqued the interest of fans Friday. Just a little more than four hours after her new rendering of the seven-year-old song was released to DSPs Friday, it passed the 2 million plays mark on Spotify. That impressive early number for “Wildest Dream (Taylor’s […]Taylor Swift’s ‘Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)’ Quickly Beats the Original Song’s Spotify Record for Single-Day Plays — Variety
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Spotify doesn’t exactly endear itself into the hearts of music creators with the pittance it pays to musicians. So Spotify instead is going to charge musicians to be played on their app rather than pay for it.
It used to be common practice at radio stations so Spotify thought they’d steal that idea as well.
Spotify has been hosting podcasts for a number of years and has now announced a suite of reports for podcast producers.
This may raise some concerns with privacy advocates, but it does addess a gap in knowledge that podcasters have compared to websites and apps. Some Podcasters make up this gap with listener surveys which would not be as accurate as they would like.
The usage statistics – if privacy concerns are addressed – can provide useful insights into their audiences and hopefully a better podcast.