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European music service Spotify made some big waves today, as it announced support for Apple’s iPod (in addition to iPhone/Android devices), as well as a new download service that would compete directly with iTunes. CEO Daniel Ek says on the Spotify blog, “Listening to the music you want to hear, wherever you want it, just got a whole lot simpler …
Since April, Rhapsody has gained over 100,000 net new subscribers. The total number is upwards of 750,000. The company estimates that there are around 1.5 million US music subscribers, which means that it has captured around half of the market. While mobile has helped fuel their growth, Rhapsody is also speaking with cable television companies.
I sat in on the Future of Music Delivery Keynote interview with Spotify CEO Daniel Ek and author Eliot Van Buskirk on the last day of SXSW Interactive. Buskirk’s covered the digital media industry for ten years in various publications. This keynote was not nearly as crowded as the Evan Williams one was at the beginning, but definitely kept a lot more people hanging around through its entirety.