Spotify valued at $1.1bn as reports of 175k paying US subscribers circulate
Did you think the Spotify rumourmongering would quieten down once its US launch was out of the way? Tsk. There are two separate reports this morning focusing on the company's last round of funding and its performance in the...
August 9, 2011
Spotify likely to have passed the 1m US user mark already
Billboard is claiming that Spotify already has more than one million users in the US, just three weeks after its launch there. That's based on a single industry executive source, but its not a huge surprise: just before launching,...
August 8, 2011
Spotify sued over KISSmetrics tracking cookies
Streaming service Spotify has been dragged into a lawsuit against web analytics firm KISSmetrics, along with more than 20 of its other customers. The class-action suit focuses on KISSmetrics' technology to track users, even...
August 4, 2011
Spotify sued by PacketVideo for patent infringement
Well, it's seemingly a rite of passage now for tech startups in the US to be sued for patent infringement, so Spotify can now join the club. The company is being sued by PacketVideo, which claims the streaming music service...
July 29, 2011
Virgin Media promises ‘significantly’ cheaper Spotify subscriptions
Earlier this month, UK ISP Virgin Media finally announced its deal with Spotify, promising to offer the streaming music service to its customers over broadband, mobiles and TVs. At the time, the ISP was deliberately vague...
July 28, 2011
UMG takes Digster playlists for Spotify to the US
Universal Music Group has launched its Digster Spotify playlists site in the US, following the streaming music service's launch there. The site - already available in various European countries - compiles playlists for Spotify...
July 28, 2011
Music Ally Report : Mobile Mania
- Mobile Mania - Spotify crosses the pond - Space audity: digital music brings the noise - Market Profile: Russia - Comment: Michael Acton Smith, Mind Candy
July 21, 2011
Spotify slammed by songwriters (again)
The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) has criticised streaming music service Spotify for its "tiny" payments, and called for more transparency from the company.
July 19, 2011
It’s still open season on Spotify US rumours
We'll bundle all these into one story. TechCrunch has reported that Spotify's web-only Unlimited service will cost $4.99 a month in the US, while its web+mobile Premium tier will cost $9.99. This is based on a screenshot...
July 8, 2011
Spotify launches signup page for potential US users
Anyone casually checking Twitter yesterday would be forgiven for thinking Spotify has launched in the US. It hasn't. But the streaming music service has put a page up on its website allowing people in the US to sign up for...
July 7, 2011
Virgin Media announces its Spotify partnership
UK ISP Virgin Media has inked its long-anticipated partnership with streaming music service Spotify. The ISP will be offering Spotify to its customers over broadband, mobiles and TVs - the latter through an integration with...
July 6, 2011
Virgin Media expected to announce Spotify-powered music service
We've heard rumours about UK ISP Virgin Media inking a deal with Spotify before, but they're hotting up again. The Guardian reports that Virgin Media is 'close to announcing a deal' with the streaming music service that would...
July 1, 2011