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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 …

Xbox Music Comes To iOS And Android, Goes Free On The Web Xbox Music Comes To iOS And Android, Goes Free On The Web

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 That Mimic Compilation Albums Spotify Sued Over User-Curated Playlists That Mimic Compilation Albums
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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 Music-Listening Life Easier Spotify Connect Will Make Your Music-Listening 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 New Browse Tool for Curated Playlists Spotify Launches New 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 29 Million This Year Streaming Music Subscribers to Reach 29 Million 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 …

Spotify Launches New Comedy App with Curated Playlists Spotify Launches New Comedy App with Curated Playlists

Spotify may not be best known for its comedy content, but the service actually has a pretty good selection. It appears that they want you to know that – and they also want to make it easier to surface. With …

Spotify Helps Dramatically Reduce Music Piracy In The Netherlands, Norway Spotify Helps Dramatically Reduce Music Piracy In The Netherlands, Norway

While music piracy may not be the buzzworthy topic it was in the days of Napster and Limewire, an idea given life by the RIAA’s decision to stop suing downloaders, that doesn’t mean it’s a forgotten issue. The RIAA’s vehement …

Thom Yorke Pulls Music From Spotify

Thom Yorke, Radiohead’s enigmatic, pony-tail sporting frontman, has taken aim at Spotify for what he sees as a lack of compensation for artists. The move comes on the heels of a similar action by the members of Pink Floyd, who …

Spotify for iOS Update Brings Discover Feature, On-the-Go Playlist Editing, and More Spotify for iOS Update Brings Discover Feature, On-the-Go Playlist Editing, and More

Spotify for iOS received a nice update today, brining their mew music discovery feature to mobile and giving users the ability to edit playlists on the go. First up, Discovery mode: Spotify first announced the new Discover feature last year, …

Spotify Announces NYC Expansion, Confirms Upcoming ‘Unique Content’ Spotify Announces NYC Expansion, Confirms Upcoming ‘Unique Content’

Spotify and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg have announced a major NYC expansion for the Swedish company – one that will mean that Spotify’s New York presence is second only to their Stockholm presence in terms of sheer manpower …

Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ Remix Hits the Web (Listen to It Here)

As promised, Daft Punk has released their own remix of “Get Lucky,” the breakout track from their new album Random Access Memories. As it stands, the French duo has decided to make this one a lengthy effort – clocking in …

Xbox Music Heads To The Web Next Week [Report]

In October of last year, Microsoft formally launched Xbox Music. It was part replacement for its failed Zune software and part Spotify competitor. The only problem was that, unlike Spotify, Xbox Music was only available on Microsoft products – Windows …