Google Head Of Business Joins Spotify’s Board [Report]

Google announced last week that Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora was stepping down. His replacement is Omid Kordestani, who was the company’s business founder and led Google’s sales team for many years. Google would not speak about the transition on…

Spotify Boasts 40M Users, 10M Who Pay for It

Do you use Spotify? If you do, you’re now part of a 40 million member-strong community. As companies are wont to do, Spotify has just released new user numbers as they hit a new milestone. The streaming music leader now…

Spotify Goes Half-Price for College Kids

College kids love music, but most of them are poor as dirt. Spotify knows this, and in an attempt to encourage more young adults to opt for the premium version of the service, the company has decided to offer it…

Here, Listen to the Bonnaroo 2014 Spotify Playlist

If you’ve been a fixture on the Bonnaroo forums and reddit threads as of late, yesterday’s big lineup announcement (stylized as #BLAM) didn’t produce too many shockers–at least not in the upper echelon of acts. This year’s headliners include Elton…

One Direction Named Top Band Of 2013

One Direction, the British boy band that took the world by storm after appearing together during the 2010 season of X Factor, was named the Global Recording Artists of 2013 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, on Wednesday.…

Forgotify Wants to Get All Those Unplayed Spotify Songs a Listen

Back in October, music-streaming app Spotify published a blog post celebrating its 5th birthday. That post contained a bunch of stats about the first 5 years of operation, and one in particular struck a chord (or failed to, I guess).…

Spotify Lets Artists Hawk Merch, For Free, Directly on Their Pages

Spotify has just announced that artists can now list their merchandise directly on their artist pages, allowing them to link to any existing merch site – all for free. Through a partnership with Topspin, Spotify is looking to attract more…

Rdio Goes Free (Ad-Supported) on the Web

In a move to boost its competitiveness in a crowded field of streaming music services, Rdio has just announced that anyone can stream any song in its library for free on the web. “[S]tarting today Rdio is free in the…

Spotify Gets Rid of Streaming Time Restrictions in All Markets Across All Platforms

if you’re a Spotify free user in some markets, you’re most likely well-aware of time limits on streaming. After you pass that 6-month “grace period,” Spotify begins to limit your listening time – at least until now. Spotify has just…

Spotify Welcomes Led Zeppelin and New Streaming Options

Spotify is spreading some Christmas cheer a little early this year with their newest announcement welcoming Led Zeppelin’s iconic music to their vast, public library. The exciting news was first announced Dec. 11 by Spotify’s Daniel Ek at a press…