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. ....
January 28, 2010
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.
January 22, 2010
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
January 21, 2010
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...
January 19, 2010
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...
January 13, 2010
‘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 -...
January 13, 2010
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".
January 11, 2010
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.
January 5, 2010
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...
December 22, 2009
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.
December 10, 2009
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.
December 2, 2009