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Spotify Announces New Family Plans Spotify Announces New Family Plans

Spotify announced a new set of family plans so if you share your account with your family, you can keep preferences, history, playlists, etc. separate. It will enable you to save 50% per additional member compared to getting everyone their …

Spotify Finally Launches (Fully) in Canada Spotify Finally Launches (Fully) in Canada

After announcing back in 2012 that it would eventually move into Canada, Spotify launched on an invite-only basis back in July. Today, Spotify is announcing its full Canadian launch. Alongside the more than 20 million songs, 320kbps streams, and the …

Spotify Adds an Equalizer in Latest iOS Update Spotify Adds an Equalizer in Latest iOS Update

Spotify has just updated its iOS app, and whadda ya know – there’s an equalizer now. Sprung out of strong support for the idea in Spotify’s community ideas pages, the new equalizer appears in the playback settings inside your app. …

Google Head Of Business Joins Spotify’s Board [Report] Google Head Of Business Joins Spotify’s Board [Report]

Google announced last week that Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora was stepping down. His replacement is Omid Kordestani, who was the company’s business founder and led Google’s sales team for many years. Google would not speak about the transition on …

Spotify Boasts 40M Users, 10M Who Pay for It Spotify Boasts 40M Users, 10M Who Pay for It

Do you use Spotify? If you do, you’re now part of a 40 million member-strong community. As companies are wont to do, Spotify has just released new user numbers as they hit a new milestone. The streaming music leader now …

Spotify Goes Half-Price for College Kids Spotify Goes Half-Price for College Kids

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 …

Here, Listen to the Bonnaroo 2014 Spotify Playlist

If you’ve been a fixture on the Bonnaroo forums and reddit threads as of late, yesterday’s big lineup announcement (stylized as #BLAM) didn’t produce too many shockers–at least not in the upper echelon of acts. This year’s headliners include Elton …

One Direction Named Top Band Of 2013

One Direction, the British boy band that took the world by storm after appearing together during the 2010 season of X Factor, was named the Global Recording Artists of 2013 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, on Wednesday. …

Forgotify Wants to Get All Those Unplayed Spotify Songs a Listen Forgotify Wants to Get All Those Unplayed Spotify Songs a Listen

Back in October, music-streaming app Spotify published a blog post celebrating its 5th birthday. That post contained a bunch of stats about the first 5 years of operation, and one in particular struck a chord (or failed to, I guess). …

Spotify Lets Artists Hawk Merch, For Free, Directly on Their Pages Spotify Lets Artists Hawk Merch, For Free, Directly on Their Pages

Spotify has just announced that artists can now list their merchandise directly on their artist pages, allowing them to link to any existing merch site – all for free. Through a partnership with Topspin, Spotify is looking to attract more …

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 in All Markets Across All Platforms Spotify Gets Rid of Streaming Time Restrictions in All Markets Across All Platforms

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 …

Spotify Welcomes Led Zeppelin and New Streaming Options Spotify Welcomes Led Zeppelin and New Streaming Options

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 Mobile Streaming with Restrictions for Smartphones (but Not for Tablets) Spotify Launches Free Mobile Streaming with Restrictions for Smartphones (but Not for Tablets)
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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 to Launch Free Mobile Streaming – with Restrictions, Of Course Spotify to Launch Free Mobile Streaming – with Restrictions, Of Course

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 Unavailability, Not Search Engines, Lead To Piracy Researchers Argue That Unavailability, Not Search Engines, Lead To 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 Spotify’s New Original Documentary Series, Spotify Landmark Nirvana’s In Utero Kicks Off Spotify’s New Original Documentary Series, Spotify Landmark

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 …