Problemsify

Spotify is not short on problems at the moment, and the band, The Pocket Gods is going to add to their woes by raising another issue. It’s all about how the playing of a song is documented at the streaming giant.

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They decided to release an album of 30 second songs – the length required for Spotify to consider a play – to highlight the absurdity of how things work at the music service.

Looks to be a timely reminder of getting short shrift.

Reblog: Taylor Swift’s ‘Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)’ Quickly Beats the Original Song’s Spotify Record for Single-Day Plays — Variety

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

Eye On Your Pod

Spotify has been hosting podcasts for a number of years and has now announced a suite of reports for podcast producers.

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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.