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Spotify Might Raise $220 Million Spotify Might Raise $220 Million

According to a source knowledgable on the matter, music streaming service Spotify is on the process of raising hundreds of millions of dollars, with a potential valuation of $4 billion. According to the New York Times, Spotify may ultimately garner …

Spotify Sees Sales of $887 Million Spotify Sees Sales of $887 Million

Regardless of Spotify’s strained negotiation with the artists whose content it streams, the company reported a turnover of $887 million so far this year, according to CEO Daniel Ek, during an interview with Swedish newspaper Dagens Industri today. In 2011, …

Spotify Launches iTunes Competitor, iPod Support Spotify Launches iTunes Competitor, iPod Support

European music service Spotify made some big waves today, as it announced support for Apple’s iPod (in addition to iPhone/Android devices), as well as a new download service that would compete directly with iTunes. CEO Daniel Ek says on the …

Spotify on the Future of Music Delivery
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I sat in on the Future of Music Delivery Keynote interview with Spotify CEO Daniel Ek and author Eliot Van Buskirk on the last day of SXSW Interactive. Buskirk’s covered the digital media industry for ten years in various publications. This keynote was not nearly as crowded as the Evan Williams one was at the beginning, but definitely kept a lot more people hanging around through its entirety.