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Spotify music streaming test includes plans starting at $0.99 a month

Spotify is testing out new music streaming plans, including one option offering streaming for $0.99 a month.

A reader for tech site The Verge shared screenshots of an offered plan called Spotify Plus, which would remain supported by ads but include features such as on-demand listening and unlimited skips of songs.

In a statement emailed to USA TODAY, Spotify said it’s currently conducting a test of an ad-supported subscription plan with a select group of users.

The company said the tests may lead to new offerings or updates or help them learn more about their users. Some Spotify users who

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Ackman’s Planned Universal Music Deal Includes His Grandfather’s Hit Song

His grandfather, Herman Ackman, wrote a song in 1926 that he sold for $150 on Tin Pan Alley, the old-time New York City hub of publishers who dominated pop music. “Put Your Arms Where They Belong (For They Belong to Me)” turned out to be a hit, with more than 750,000 copies sold.

Mr. Ackman opened his first meeting with Universal management with the tale, according to people involved in the deal.

Executives at the largest music company in the world connected the dots to find that Universal, through acquisitions over the past century of music-business consolidation, owns Mr. Ackman’s

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