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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...