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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 …

Spotify Has 15 Million Active Users, 4 Million Of Which Pay For It Spotify Has 15 Million Active Users, 4 Million Of Which Pay For It

If you actively use Spotify for your streaming music needs, you’re one of a growing number. According to Spotify’s CCO Ken Parks, who recently spoke at London’s Global Business Summit on Creative Content, the service currently boasts 15 million active …

Spotify Free Radio Comes To Android Spotify Free Radio Comes To Android

When Spotify launched its free radio service for iOS last month, they said that an Android version was definitely on the way. Now, just over a month later, Android users can now enjoy Spotify’s version of Pandora-like radio for free …

In One Year, U.S. Spotify Users Shared Nearly 28 Million Songs In One Year, U.S. Spotify Users Shared Nearly 28 Million Songs

Just over one year ago, popular European music streaming app Spotify finally launched in the U.S. after much anticipation. In just a few weeks, the service already had 175,000 paid members and another 1.4 million participating in free trial periods. …

Here’s This Year’s Inc. 30 Under 30 List Here’s This Year’s Inc. 30 Under 30 List

Inc.com has unveiled the 30 Under 30 list for 2012. On the list, you’ll find the co-founders of Pinterest, the founder of Spotify, and the founder of Dwolla (the mobile payments platform that Ashton Kutcher is investing in), just to …

Yahoo! and Spotify Strike Global Content Distribution Deal Yahoo! and Spotify Strike Global Content Distribution Deal
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If you’re a fan of Spotify, you’ll be happy to hear they just struck a deal with Yahoo to bring more music to more listeners. That’s right, Spotify’s music collection is now going to be available through Yahoo. It’s going …

Spotify Polishes The Brass On RIM’s Titanic Spotify Polishes The Brass On RIM’s Titanic

With everyone speculating about the outcome of Apple’s WWDC, watching Samsung’s Galaxy S III succeed, and awaiting Google I/O this week, it would be fairly easy to over look the fact that Spotify has been officially released for Blackberry. The …

Germans Can Now Sign-Up For Spotify Sans Facebook Account Germans Can Now Sign-Up For Spotify Sans Facebook Account

Since Facebook and Spotify partnered up to bring Open Graph music sharing to the masses, Spotify has required that users register for their service using their Facebook accounts. Anyone that attempts to sign up for Spotify today will either have …

Facebook Tests “Share Music” Option Alongside “Update Status” Facebook Tests “Share Music” Option Alongside “Update Status”

Of all the Open Graph apps that began popping up on Facebook after the company’s big unveiling at last year’s f8, the music apps seem to be the most prevalent on the site – especially Spotify. I mean, I rarely …