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Spotify Goes Half-Price for College Kids

Spotify Goes Half-Price for College Kids

By Josh Wolford March 26, 2014

College kids love music, but most of them are poor as dirt. Spotify knows this, and in an attempt to encourage more young adults to opt for the premium version of the service, the company has decided to offer it …

Rdio Goes Free (Ad-Supported) on the Web Rdio Goes Free (Ad-Supported) on the Web

In a move to boost its competitiveness in a crowded field of streaming music services, Rdio has just announced that anyone can stream any song in its library for free on the web. “[S]tarting today Rdio is free in the …

Spotify Gets Rid of Streaming Time Restrictions Spotify Gets Rid of Streaming Time Restrictions

if you’re a Spotify free user in some markets, you’re most likely well-aware of time limits on streaming. After you pass that 6-month “grace period,” Spotify begins to limit your listening time – at least until now. Spotify has just …

Led Zeppelin Now Streaming on Spotify Led Zeppelin Now Streaming on Spotify

Spotify is spreading some Christmas cheer a little early this year with their newest announcement welcoming Led Zeppelin’s iconic music to their vast, public library. The exciting news was first announced Dec. 11 by Spotify’s Daniel Ek at a press …

Led Zeppelin’s Entire Catalog Comes to Spotify Led Zeppelin’s Entire Catalog Comes to Spotify

Today, Spotify made a big announcement – free mobile streaming. Starting right now, Spotify users who opt for the free tier can stream playlists and “shuffle” artists’ entire catalogs on their smartphones and stream any song they want at any …

Spotify Launches Free (Restricted) Mobile Streaming Spotify Launches Free (Restricted) Mobile Streaming
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As expected, Spotify has just announced that for the first time, the company will offer free mobile streaming. Until today, Spotify users who chose the free, ad-supported option were banned from any sort of mobile listening. Zero. Zilch. Today, Spotify …

Spotify Is About to Debut Free Mobile Streaming Spotify Is About to Debut Free Mobile Streaming

Soon, users who opt for the free (ad-supported) version of Spotify will finally be able to stream music via their mobile devices, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Spotify will reportedly announce the new free tier feature …

Some Guy Has More Than 90,000 Spotify Playlists Some Guy Has More Than 90,000 Spotify Playlists

The best part about music streaming service Spotify releasing a bunch of stats is picking through to find the most interesting one. Back in October, on their 5th birthday, Spotify casually noted that 20% of the songs in their library …

Spotify for iOS Now Keeps Track of Concert Dates Spotify for iOS Now Keeps Track of Concert Dates

Spotify just released an update to its iOS app that makes a few fixes and additions – most notably the inclusion of concert dates on artist pages. Take a look: Spotify has also introduced a better search function which sports …

Researchers Argue That Google Does Not Cause Piracy Researchers Argue That Google Does Not Cause Piracy
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Every few months, the MPAA comes out of the woodwork to claim Google’s search results encourage piracy. According to their logic, the prevalence of illegal sources on Google’s front page indicates that something is wrong. Now a group of researchers …

20% of the Songs on Spotify Have Never Been Streamed 20% of the Songs on Spotify Have Never Been Streamed

Today’s Spotify’s 5th birthday (Happy Birthday, guys!), having been launched back on October 7th, 2008, in Sweden (and a handful of other European countries). As many companies do on milestone days, Spotify has released a celebratory blog post with some …

Nirvana's In Utero Kicks Off New Spotify Docu-Series Nirvana's In Utero Kicks Off New Spotify Docu-Series

Music fans looking to get the inside scoop on classic musical moments have a new resource. Spotify has just unveiled a new music documentary series – it’s called Spotify Landmark and its premiere episode takes an in-depth look into Nirvana’s …

Xbox Music Comes To iOS And Android Xbox Music Comes To iOS And Android

Spotify changed the music industry forever by bringing free ad-supported music to users on the Web. Microsoft tried to imitate that success with Xbox Music, but still required a subscription to even stream on the Web. That might not have …

Spotify Sued Over User-Curated Playlists Spotify Sued Over User-Curated Playlists
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Does creating a playlist that mirrors an established company’s own playlists amount to infringement? Or more specifically, does allowing your users to create similar playlists and hosting them on your service make you liable? Streaming music service Spotify is being …

Spotify Connect Will Make Your Life Easier Spotify Connect Will Make Your Life Easier

Spotify announced a new feature called Spotify Connect that lets you control your music listening across devices without interruption. For example, if you’re listening on your phone, you can easily switch over to your living room speakers or your tablet …

Spotify Launches Browse Tool for Curated Playlists Spotify Launches Browse Tool for Curated Playlists

Spotify is continuing to focus heavily on music discovery with today’s rollout of a new “Browse” feature, coming inside an app update later today. Browse lets Spotify users find curated playlists based on certain categories or “moods.” Music for every …

Streaming Music Subscribers to Reach 29M This Year Streaming Music Subscribers to Reach 29M This Year

Though they had a rough beginning and much opposition from big music labels, streaming music platforms are now finally taking off in a big way. Analyst firm ABI Research today estimated that worldwide subscriptions for on-demand music streaming will reach …