Spotify is letting users fix inaccurate music info

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Amazon Music Unlimited has over 16 million paid subscribers, Pandora Media has 5.48 million subscribers but Google has not disclosed the paid subscriber amount for its Google Play Music service.

Global music streaming provider Spotify is set to launch its services in South Africa on Tuesday, marking its entry into Africa, where there is a rapid uptake of smartphones and improving telecommunications infrastructure. "There's a huge gap there and we both have to grow by a significant amount in order to get to the numbers that we should be at". Apple has been competing with, Inc. Apple's senior vice president of internet software and services, Eddy Cue, passed along the latest stats at the annual SXSW in Austin, Texas.

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Spotify attributes the fall to a cut in content costs following new licensing agreements with record labels and music publishers, it said in the almost 200-page filing.

South Africans already have a wide choice of streaming options, from Google Play Music to Apple Music, and Simfy Africa to Deezer.

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Making use of its most dedicated users in a similar way as Wikipedia's crowdsourced approach to information gathering, Spotify checks whether submissions match what other users have sent in and keeps track of previous results to ensure accuracy.

In the world of streaming music, it's really down to Apple Music versus Spotify. And with Spotify's 159 million free listeners who also listen to ads, it's clear that this new concept of radio may have a long ways to go before saturation.

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