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...
October 12, 2011
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...
October 10, 2011
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...
October 7, 2011
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...
October 4, 2011
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...
September 30, 2011
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,...
September 27, 2011
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...
September 26, 2011
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,...
September 23, 2011
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.
September 22, 2011
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...
September 21, 2011
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.
September 20, 2011
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...
September 20, 2011