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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

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 …

Spotify Getting Third Party Apps Spotify Getting Third Party Apps

Spotify, the popular music streaming service, announced today that it would be opening up its API’s to third party developers. The service, which is based in Sweden, has grown significantly in popularity since coming to the United States this summer. …

Google Music Store To Play Well With Google+ Google Music Store To Play Well With Google+
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It’s looking almost certain that sometime in the near future, Google will be throwing its hat into the ring of online music sales with the Google Music Store. And when they do, you can probably expect it to be highly …

Is Spotify The True Alternative to Music Pirating? Is Spotify The True Alternative to Music Pirating?
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With the popularity of Spotify growing daily, especially since the Facebook partnership announcement, does this mean the service also represents an honest-to-goodness alternative for would-be music pirates? If reports from Sweden are extrapolated out to the rest of Internet-using population, …

Facebook Partnership Boosts Spotify Sign Ups Facebook Partnership Boosts Spotify Sign Ups

While the fallout from Facebook’s f8 conference focuses directly on privacy and user data gathering, and the requisite backlash once the new features went live, there are some success stories to be told as well. Just ask Spotify. Since the …

Spotify on Facebook Means No Invitation Necessary Spotify on Facebook Means No Invitation Necessary

Spotify joined Facebook yesterday at f8 to talk about its new Facebook integration. While, there, CEO Daniel Ek reportedly said that Spotfiy will no longer be invite-only in the US, and that unpaid users will get six months of free …

f8: Music, Video, News, Games, Lifestyle Apps f8: Music, Video, News, Games, Lifestyle Apps
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After Facebook unveiled the timeline, the company started talking about its new version of the open graph and how it’s going to change apps. They’ve already partnered with a whole bunch. More than a dozen developers have worked with Facebook …

Facebook Music Product Expected at f8 in September Facebook Music Product Expected at f8 in September

Last week, Facebook announced that its f8 developer conference will take place on September 22. The company said it would explore topics including: new products, building social apps and open Q&A. “We have some exciting product announcements that enable a …

Spotify Hits 175,000 Paid Members Says Source Spotify Hits 175,000 Paid Members Says Source

Two things have launched in the past month or so that sent people into a frenzy to acquire invites. First, Google+‘s invite system had the internet community in a virtual freakout with people finding ways to game the system as …