Spotify has taken a lot of heat from the music biz over the years for seemingly not trying hard enough to convert users of the unlimited free tier to premium-tier subscribers, but newly disseminated stats indicate a heightened effort to enlarge the subscriber base.
"So, when you referred to that gentleman as a 'hockey puck,'" the great exec Bhaskar Menon queries comedy legend Don Rickles, "was it because he glides gracefully across frozen surfaces, or because multiple Canadians seek to hit him with sticks? In any event, it was most excellent japery." This classic music-biz moment is brought to you by the HITS 30th Anniversary Issue…
In case you didn't catch their blazing performance on Kimmel (the taping of which a few of us were privileged to witness), here's a clip of Caroline's Prophets of Rage performing their eponymous jam and working the crowd into a mighty lather.
Apple shares spiked in after-hours trading after the tech giant released better-than-expected Q3 numbers. After the report was released, the company's stock bumped up 7% to nearly $104 per share.
GOING TO EX-STREAMS
Spotify ramps things up. (7/27a)
The Jared Leto-led band finds a new home. (7/27a)
ANDRA DAY LIGHTS UP THE DNC
Warner Bros. singer's moving performance drops jaws. (7/27a)
HERE COME THE MOONMEN
All hail the queens. Beyonce and Adele lead the MTV VMAs nominations pack. (7/27a)