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Spotify and Facebook sitting in a tree, P.A.R.T.N.E.R.I.N.G?

Could Facebook be plotting a deal with streaming music service Spotify? That's the claim in a post on TechCrunch, which suggests talks between the two companies "have intensified dramatically in the last week".
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Droidify is the first unofficial Android Spotify app. Well, it was…

The official Spotify app for Android phones hasn't launched yet, but this week saw the debut of an unofficial client called Droidify.
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Music Ally Report: Cocktail and CMX: shaking up the music industry

Our lead: as Apple and the majors mix up a strange brew of collaboration and competition over a reported new multimedia format for albums, we investigate the future for artwork, liner notes and video in downloads and on devices.
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we7: “We pay for every play”

UK streaming music service has moved to distance itself from Spotify, following an article on the Guardian's website earlier this week on whether artists will see a penny of any profit their labels make from equity in Spotify...
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Qtrax promises October 29th launch in Asia

Qtrax boss Allan Klepfisz has been blogging again, and in between laying into recent coverage by an unnamed journalist (presumably CNET's Greg Sandoval), he talks launch specifics.
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Apple making more efforts to head off App Store approvals brickbats

There's been a torrent of criticism of Apple's approvals policy for the App Store in recent weeks, thanks to several high-profile rejections.
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Has Apple rejected Spotify’s iPhone app? Not so fast…

Twitter is currently buzzing with claims that Apple has rejected Spotify's iPhone app, which has been awaiting approval for a couple of weeks now. If true, it would be hugely controversial, particularly in the light...
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Spotify confirms no word from Apple on app rejection

Reports that Spotify's iPhone app has been rejected by Apple may be wide of the mark - either that, or Apple has let Swedish journalists and bloggers know before Spotify, which seems unlikely.
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Swedish artist compares Spotify to busking

"I'd rather be raped by Pirate Bay than by Hasse Breitholtz and Sony Music", says Swedish artist and composer Magnus Uggla, the latest musician to check his digital statement and muse over the whereabouts of the millions...
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Bob Dylan removes works from UK streaming services

We all know Bob Dylan isn’t shy about sharing his disdain for all things digital-music related, but this week his wrath has been specifically aimed at streaming services. Over the past few days his back catalogue has...
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International expansion looms as Spotify takes on new biz-dev exec

Spotify is turning up it plans for international expansions, hiring Faisal Galaria (previously international managing director of travel site Kayak.com and before that a European director at Skype) to set up a global business...
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Spotify confirms Chinese launch

We have to confess, the news that Spotify is to launch in China took us completely by surprise. However, it’s official.