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Spotify Adds 1 Million Paid Subscriptions in Just 3 Months Spotify Adds 1 Million Paid Subscriptions in Just 3 Months
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Spotify has tacked on a million paid users just a little over three months. That’s the word from SXSW, where the company has announced that they can now boast 6 million paid subscribers. Back in December, Spotify announced that their …

Spotify Expanding Its Web Player Beta in the U.K. Spotify Expanding Its Web Player Beta in the U.K.

Spotify is opening up its closed beta for its new web player in the U.K., letting more people have access to the browser-based music streaming experience. We first learned that Spotify was finally planning on launching a web player back …

Spotify for iOS Gets a Swipeable Menu and a New ‘Now Playing’ Bar Spotify for iOS Gets a Swipeable Menu and a New ‘Now Playing’ Bar

Spotify for iOS has just received a makeover, and it brings a new interface that makes navigation, playback, and more a whole lot easier. The first big thing that you’ll notice is that you can now navigate around the app …

Music Piracy Rates Down As More Turn To Streaming Services Music Piracy Rates Down As More Turn To Streaming Services
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The Copyright Alert System is being put into place this week to deter pirates, but it appears that innovative business models are already doing that just fine. A recent NPD report says that music file sharing was down 17 percent …

Google Subscription Music Service Coming In Third Quarter [Report] Google Subscription Music Service Coming In Third Quarter [Report]

Rumors persisted throughout this past weekend that Google is working on a subscription music service that would take on Spotify, Pandora and the like. Bloomberg has since put out a report, citing two people with knowledge of the situation, that …

Windows Phone 8 Finally Gets Spotify Windows Phone 8 Finally Gets Spotify

Windows Phone 8 has faced an uphill climb since it launched late last year. One of the many obstacles on its way to greatness was a lack of quality apps, but that’s been slowly changing. Microsoft announced that popular music …

Grammy Nominees Gotye, Mumford & Sons Win Big According to Spotify Data Grammy Nominees Gotye, Mumford & Sons Win Big According to Spotify Data

So, the Grammys are this Sunday, and Spotify thinks they can predict who the winners will be. Well, not exactly. But what they have done is analyze song and album streams to determine which of the current nominees would win …

Spotify Axes Downloads In Europe Spotify Axes Downloads In Europe

Spotify has become quite popular in the U.S. since it finally launched in 2011 after already achieving such popularity in Europe. One feature we might not get here in the States, however, is the ability to download songs, as the …

Gotye Claims Spotify’s Top Track of 2012 Gotye Claims Spotify’s Top Track of 2012

Another day, another year-in-review from a popular site or app. This time it’s Spotify’s turn to unveil the top tracks, artists, and albums of the year, according to their streaming and sharing stats. Congratulations Gotye, your song “Somebody That I …

Spotify Now Available on Some Roku Players (More Coming Soon) Spotify Now Available on Some Roku Players (More Coming Soon)
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Good news, Roku owners: Spotify has just landed on your device, giving the predominately streaming video service one of the top streaming music options around. “Joining more than 600 video, entertainment and casual game channels already on Roku, the Spotify …

Spotify Is Now Available on TiVo, Joins Pandora & Rhapsody Spotify Is Now Available on TiVo, Joins Pandora & Rhapsody

Spotify is continuing to expand its availability across different devices, as the company has announced that it is now available on TiVo Premiere boxes in the U.S. All you have to do is sign-in directly on you TV with your …

Sean Parker and Lars Ulrich Are Buddies Now Sean Parker and Lars Ulrich Are Buddies Now
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In the year 2000, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich was fuming over the fact that an unfinished Metallica track had wound up on the Sean Parker-founded filesharing service Napster. That led to a famous lawsuit and the eventual demise of Napster as …

Spotify Adds New Follow & Discovery Features, Now Rocks Metallica Spotify Adds New Follow & Discovery Features, Now Rocks Metallica
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Spotify has just announced a significant update to the service, one that focuses on music discovery. It’s all based on the theory that Spotify users complain about not knowing what to listen to, “and artists say they want to connect …

Spotify Gained Two Million Paid Subscriptions This Year Spotify Gained Two Million Paid Subscriptions This Year
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Music streaming service Spotify has just announced its current user stats, and they show that the company has increased its paid user base by two million this year alone. According to Spotify, it can now boast 5 million paid subscriptions …

Spotify Is Finally Launching a Web Player [REPORT] Spotify Is Finally Launching a Web Player [REPORT]
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You wanted it, and apparently Spotify heard your calls and is in the process of giving you what you want. For those of you unable to benefit from Spotify’s desktop app, the company is about to unveil a browser-based player. …

Spotify Gets New Funding From Goldman Sachs, Coke [Report] Spotify Gets New Funding From Goldman Sachs, Coke [Report]

Spotify has attracted a new $100 million round of funding, valuing the company at nearly $3 billion, according to various reports. According to the New York Times’ Media Decoder, Coca-Cola is becoming a minority investor in the company as part …

Xbox Music Is Spotify For Windows 8, Xbox 360 Xbox Music Is Spotify For Windows 8, Xbox 360
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Microsoft wants to get into the music streaming business in a big way. The company already had the Zune Music Pass, but the Zune branding didn’t do the company any favors. Now Microsoft is trying it again with Xbox Music, …

Spotify Generates Just Enough Profit from Subscriptions to Pay for Free Service Spotify Generates Just Enough Profit from Subscriptions to Pay for Free Service

Spotify’s business model is pretty simple: Offer a large (and sometimes fully unrestricted) free streaming service to users, and support that partially with ads. The hope is that enough users will want to pay the monthly subscription in order to …

Spotify For Android Gets NFC Support Spotify For Android Gets NFC Support

The Spotify app for Android was updated today, complete with new Near Field Communication (NFC) support for phones running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The announcement on the Spotify blog specifies that app users look for the option under the …

Spotify Is on Its Way to Canada, Asia, and More [REPORT] Spotify Is on Its Way to Canada, Asia, and More [REPORT]
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Attention Canadians: Popular streaming music subscription service Spotify may be coming to your country soon. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company unveiled these plans in their annual accounts, which were just published. In the account filings, Spotify declared …

Streaming Music Will Dominate Downloads in 2012 (and Beyond) Streaming Music Will Dominate Downloads in 2012 (and Beyond)
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According to a forecast from Strategy Analytics, this year is shaping up to be all about Spotify and less about iTunes. That’s because streaming music services (like Spotify, Pandora, and Rdio) are set to dwarf download services when it comes …