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New Echo Nest Partnerships Should Cater To More Awesome Music Apps New Echo Nest Partnerships Should Cater To More Awesome Music Apps

The Echo Nest is partnering with JamBase and SongMeanings to give developers more data for their music apps. The former will provide concert and tour schedule data, while the latter will provide song lyrics and lyric interpretation. “Partnerships like these …

Spotify Launches Play Button Widget Spotify Launches Play Button Widget

Big news today for your favorite music streaming platform. No, not Pandora. Let’s start this again. Big news today for Spotify. The music streaming service is announcing that they are partnering with several high-profile sites to launch their new Spotify …

Boxee’s Spotify App Gets A Major Update Boxee’s Spotify App Gets A Major Update

Boxee has announced a major update to the Spotify app on their all-in-one streaming media box. The new app brings quite a few new features that users have been requesting including search, an updated inbox, and improved shuffle functionality. The …

Spotify Launches History of Music Timeline Spotify Launches History of Music Timeline

On the heels of Facebook’s new Timeline for fan pages feature, Spotify has launched its own ‘History of Music’ Timeline. The new Timeline dates back to 1000 AD, and facilitates a fan page destination where users can discover, listen to …

Spotify, Echo Nest APIs Get Integration To Make Apps More Dev-Friendly Spotify, Echo Nest APIs Get Integration To Make Apps More Dev-Friendly

Spotify and The Echo Nest have a new API integration. Sure, there were plenty of app integrations between the two before, but now a combined API offering should make things easier on developers. “Integrating Spotify’s artist and song IDs creates …

Study: Social Media Complements Traditional Media Study: Social Media Complements Traditional Media

According to a new Swedish study, young people who are big users of Internet social media do not abandon traditional media. Instead, the two are used together. Almost all 9- to 24-year-olds use the internet. Most of them do so …

Billboard Adding Digital Music Services To Chart Billboard Adding Digital Music Services To Chart
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There is no doubt that digital music streaming is here to stay. In fact, there’s been no doubt for a couple of years now. Services like Spotify, Rhapsody, Pandora, and more draw millions of users who find digital streaming a …

Spotify Germany to Launch Tuesday Spotify Germany to Launch Tuesday
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Germans will soon have to decide what article to assign “spotify,” when the new word enters their vernacular–and the web-based music streaming service enters their country–this Tuesday. A representative for Spotify confirmed to WebProNews that the music service will be …

Spotify Finds Their Calling With Desktop Apps. Spotify Finds Their Calling With Desktop Apps.

Spotify is pleased to announce great success with their new desktop apps. Their director of platforms, Sten Garmark revealed some statistics on their success at the Beyond the Hype conference in London. One striking figure was the amount of time …

Spotify and Artists Still Disagree Over Royalties Spotify and Artists Still Disagree Over Royalties

Spotify and artists are in the midst of a battle of sorts over royalties that each feel is deserved. The thing in question is, how much? How much is a digital stream worth? Some services pay more than others, some …

Spotify Update Includes Gapless Playback And Crossfade Spotify Update Includes Gapless Playback And Crossfade

Spotify announced the launch of some new features for “gapless playback” and crossfade. The features come with an update to its desktop version that is rolling out this week. Gapless playback enables songs to play right after one another without …

Bonnaroo Lineup Announced Via Spotify Bonnaroo Lineup Announced Via Spotify

The 11th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival wil be held June 7-10, 2012 in Manchester, Tennessee. Usually, folks flock to the Bonnarroo webpage to see what the lineup will be for the festival. Then, they’re off to iTunes, YouTube, …

Facebook And Spotify Reveal Top Songs For Love And Breakups Facebook And Spotify Reveal Top Songs For Love And Breakups

With Valentine’s Day in mind, Facebook determined which songs are played most by people in the U.S. on Spotify as they change their relationship statuses on Facebook to reflect new relationships and breakups. “Every day, people are breaking up and …

Is Pinterest “Spamming” Facebook? Is Pinterest “Spamming” Facebook?
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Pinterest, the virtual pinboard social site, is under light fire again today.

Obama’s 2012 Campaign Playlist Available On Spotify Obama’s 2012 Campaign Playlist Available On Spotify

President Obama is going to spend a good part of 2012 on the campaign trail, and every speech he makes at every rally he stages needs music. Campaign music is always meticulously selected for both awesomeness and message and whether …

Facebook Starts Music Sharing Service Facebook Starts Music Sharing Service
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Facebook is making everything a social experience and music is next on the list. Facebook today announced on their blog that they are adding music services on Facebook that will allow users to listen along with their friends to whatever …

New App Lets Spotify Act Like Pandora New App Lets Spotify Act Like Pandora

As a Spotify Premium user, I feel like it’s Christmas! When Spotify first rolled out, I was excited. I got an invite, downloaded it, and went full-bore with a Premium subscription so I could go mobile. I use Spotify all …

Spotify’s Six-Month Anniversary Means Streaming Restrictions Spotify’s Six-Month Anniversary Means Streaming Restrictions
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If you have been hooked on streaming music service Spotify for the past six months and have now backed yourself into a corner where you can’t envision your day-to-day life without it, you better get ready to add a $5 …

Spotify Year in Review Released Spotify Year in Review Released

Each year, Spotify puts out its Year in Review, which includes its top tracks. Now, they’ve put out the 2011 edition. It’s not all about the tracks though. This year’s review includes Spotify launching in five new countries, including the …

Spotify Radio Ups The Ante With Unlimited Skips Spotify Radio Ups The Ante With Unlimited Skips

Spotify announced the launch of the new Spotify Radio, which lets users create unlimited stations with unlimited skips. Some are already billing it as a Pandora killer. If you ask me, Pandora already had some pretty stiff competition. The unlimited …

Napster Merges With Rhapsody Napster Merges With Rhapsody
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It’s a sad day for fans of old school file-sharing, as Napster is no more. Starting yesterday, Napster officially began merging with Rhapsody, the largest on-demand music service in the United States. Back in October, Best Buy, the parent company …