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Idle Warship stream new album on Spotify three weeks before release

We're used to streaming music services getting exclusives on new albums a few days or a week before their release, but rapper Talib Kweli's new project Idle Warship has trumped that. The new Habits of the Heart album is being...
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Spotify poaches Clear Channel exec and prepares for paid third-party apps

Spotify has appointed Gerrit Meier as its GM of distribution and partnerships, reporting to the company's US boss Ken Parks in New York. Meier joins from Clear Channel, where he was chief operating officer of digital at the...
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Read Sean Parker’s email to Spotify’s Daniel Ek from 2009

The web is abuzz with the full text of an email sent by Sean Parker to Spotify CEO Daniel Ek in August 2009, and it makes for fascinating reading. "Facebook has been in partnership discussions with various companies to fullyintegrate...
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Indie label Projekt continues to criticise Spotify

There is a running spat developing between indie label Projekt and Spotify. The label pulled its catalogue last month and criticised the streaming service's payouts, sparking a response from Spotify outlining its support...
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Spotify rolling out private listening

After a bit of a backlash concerning privacy and users being forced to share everything they listen to, tweets yesterday from Daniel Ek and Spotify's official account revealed that the company was already rolling out an update...
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Spotify responds to criticism and gains 1m users through Facebook

Spotify has been taking a great deal of flack about a change made to the service that forces newly registered users to log in using their Facebook IDs. Users can only sign up to Spotify using their Facebook login - no Facebook,...
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Spotify no longer invite-only in US, and offers six months free Facebook music streaming

Spotify CEO Daniel EK announced that Spotify will no longer be invite-only in the US at the f8 conference last week, but it's also emerged that users signing in via Facebook will have unlimited free streaming access for the...
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Rootmusic plans to integrate Spotify

J Sider, CEO of make-your-own-Facebook-band-page application Rootmusic, has told Billboard that his company plans to incorporate Spotify playlists into its technology. "Streaming music has never been our model", says Sider,...
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2m paying subscribers for Spotify

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has revealed that the streaming music service now has two million paying subscribers. Ek is in San Francisco for today's Facebook f8 conference, and told CNBC the new milestone in an interview.
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Spotify, Turntable.fm and Clear Channel set for f8 appearances

The buzz around Facebook's f8 conference continues to mount this week, including the announcement of who'll be speaking on the key panel sessions at tomorrow's event. A panel on 'The Future of Digital Music' will see Spotify's...
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Spotify turns its defence up to 11 against metal label pullouts

Streaming music service Spotify has been taking more flak for its artist and label payouts this month, with artist Uniform Motion receiving widespread coverage for its breakdown of payments from different digital music services.
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Metafy iPhone app blends Metacritic and Spotify

The latest developer taking advantage of Spotify's iOS mobile API is Parachute Apps, with its new iPhone app Metafy for Spotify. It's a free download - it has to be under Spotify's terms and conditions - which searches review-aggregation...