Spotify's launch in 2008 came at a time when the biggest social network of the time, MySpace, was about to lose its crown to Facebook. No wonder Spotify declined an acquisition offer from the sinking News Corporation subsidiary. "Unknown thing: we tried to buy Spotify and they sure as hell were not selling to us. They didn’t need to,” said Sean Percival – formerly VP of online marketing at MySpace, and these days an investor at 500 Startups – during a dirty-laundry-airing speech at the...
March 6th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge
March 5th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge
Spotify must resist any pressure from its major label shareholders to prioritise them at the expense of independent labels, with Apple's iTunes Store offering a model to follow,...
February 18th, 2015 by Music Ally
So Zane Lowe has announced he’s leaving BBC Radio 1 to join Apple. If we were looking for a sign that the worlds of music streaming and broadcast radio are converging, then...
February 3rd, 2014 by Music Ally
This week saw Music Ally's Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge return to their microphone and cups of tea to talk digital music for our podcast