House OKs bill imposing tax on digital transactions; solon says ‘this isn’t the way forward’

Beatrice Pinlac 11/15/2022

MANILA, Philippines – A bill taxing transactions with foreign digital service providers (DSPs) like Netflix and Spotify has won the approval of the House of Representatives in its third and final reading. House Bill No. 4122, which…

Taylor Swift’s 10th album ‘Midnights’ crashes Spotify

Agence France Presse 10/23/2022

LOS ANGELES – Taylor Swift’s 10th album “Midnights,” marking a gradual return to pop for the US singer-songwriter, sparked an online fan frenzy following its witching hour release on Friday — and crashed Spotify in the process. Swifties…

LOOK: Moira Dela Torre high up on billboard at New York’s Times Square

Dana Cruz - @inquirerdotnet 08/27/2022

Moira Dela Torre is ecstatic after she made it on a billboard at Times Square in New York City, courtesy of the music streaming platform Spofity. The “Malaya” singer gushed over the digital display at the iconic…

Cebuano storms internet after flexing all his concert tickets

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 08/16/2022

  CEBU, Philippines— For the love of music, Andrew Gerard Lee is saving up money to watch concerts of his favorite artists. Lee, 25, from Cebu, took the internet by storm as he shared a photo of…

Save for ‘digital’ tax, Marcos Jr. chief economic manager cold to other new taxes

Ben O. de Vera - Reporter / @bendeveraINQ 07/09/2022

Higher subscription fees are coming soon for Netflix and Spotify accounts as well as other online transactions once they’re slapped with value-added tax (VAT), but President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s chief economic manager remains cold to many other…

LISTEN: KZ Tandingan calls for unity in ‘Gabay,’ Disney’s first song in Filipino

Ian Biong 03/05/2021

Asia’s Soul Supreme KZ Tandingan’s “Gabay,” the first-ever Disney song in the Filipino language, has finally been released on Spotify. The song from the new Disney animated film “Raya and the Last Dragon” came out at 12…

Spotify deepens ties with podcast industry with new video podcast support

AFP 07/23/2020

On Tuesday, Spotify announced that the platform now supports a video format for select podcasts. With the release of the first version of this feature, users will not only have the option to be listeners of their…

Facebook’s software kit to blame for popular apps crashing

AP 07/11/2020

OAKLAND, California — Friday’s widespread crashes of popular apps running on the iPhone’s iOS operating system — including Tinder, Spotify and Pinterest — serve as a reminder that Facebook is still tracking you through your phone using…

Inquirer 10/17/2018

Winamp, the MP3 player of the late 1990s, will get a new version and aggregation features in 2019. Possibly one of the most recognizable icons of the late 1990s’ computing era, Winamp became the go-to program for…

Spotify is testing a ‘skip ad’ feature for free users

Inquirer.net 08/14/2018

Last month in Australia, Spotify quietly rolled out a feature that allows users to skip ads, even for those who don’t pay a subscription. Spotify, now one of the best-known digital music streaming services, has begun testing…

5 ways Prince slammed high tech in music

04/28/2016

LOS ANGELES — His Royal Badness didn’t think much of the Internet – or iPhones, for that matter. And his once iconoclastic attitude toward the modern music industry helped inspire other artists to resist technological innovators such…

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