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The 50 most innovative mobile apps in the world today

Music apps are prominent in Mobile Entertainment's rundown of the '50 Most Innovative Mobile Apps In The World', which is in order. ....
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UMG’s Wells hails Spotify’s ‘sustainable’ business model

In four of its launch territories, Spotify is paying labels a share of its subscription and advertising revenues, rather than per-stream payments, according to UMG's digital boss Rob Wells.
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Music Ally Report :: Three strikes, but at what cost?

- Three Strikes, but at what cost? - Music gadgets on show at CES The US: a Spotify survival guide MidemNet Lab: 15 of the best start-ups Comment: The CD is 'frozen' says MPX4
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Spotify banned by Oxford University due to bandwidth concerns

Students at Oxford University are up in arms after the university's computing arm banned them from using Spotify. Why? Because it uses up too much bandwidth, apparently, with its P2P technology being cited as the reason for...
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La Roux album blocked from Spotify’s free users

La Roux's debut album and its singles have been blocked on the free version of Spotify, with users presented with a message saying "This is a Spotify Premium exclusive. It will later be made available in Spotify Free". The...
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‘Launch Spotify now!’ says Lefsetz

Music industry blogger Bob Lefsetz has called for the barriers to Spotify's launch to be removed in the US, harking back to a TechCrunch post from last year explaining how US users could access it through the back door -...
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Spotify gets kudos from, er, Kudos

Digital distributor Kudos has praised Spotify, while admitting that currently its "revenue income per stream is indeed tiny, coming in at meagre fractions of pennies".
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Google may fund Spotify Premium accounts for US Android users

Tonight sees the launch of Google's new Nexus One Android handset, but an intriguing post on TechCrunch suggests that Spotify may be on board - with Google footing its licensing costs.
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Spotify still preparing for US launch

In truth, VentureBeat's interview with Spotify has little new information - Spotify is still working on the necessary licensing deals for its US launch, but it's not ready to announced a date. "We can wait," says VP of products...
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Music Ally Report: The ups and downs of streaming music

Our lead examines 2009's raise of Spotify and Padora services and the debate around the economics behind them.
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Spotify welcomes MySpace Music launch

We fired an email to Spotify comms boss Jim Butcher to get his company's view on the launch. Here's what he said: "We wish MySpace Music the very best of luck.
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Music Ally Report: There’s no such thing as a free launch

Our lead looks at the new business model behind free music platforms.