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If Spotify just increased its subscriber count by 21%, why are its prices going up?

If Spotify just increased its subscriber count by 21%, why are its prices going up?

The last few weeks have been jam-packed with Spotify announcements. The music streaming giant made some big moves, from its first hardware product to an all-new redesigned desktop experience. None are quite as controversial as yesterday's price hikes, raising subscription fees for customers throughout much of the world. All eyes have been focused on the company's Q1 earnings report, as rumors of a potential slowdown in subscribers swelled over the weekend. However, that doesn't seem to be the case.

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In unusual move, Spotify to actually let podcasters make money

In unusual move, Spotify to actually let podcasters make money

Apple introduced its new Podcasts Subscriptions this week, an Apple-exclusive platform that allows podcasters to charge listeners a monthly fee for access to some or all of their content. It looks like Spotify doesn't want to be sidelined. Just a few days after Apple's announcement, The Wall Street Journal reports that the audio company wants to introduce podcasts subscriptions of its own, but with a twist: It won't take cuts from content creators.

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