Paul Brown leaves Spotify, and Sean Parker investment revealed
Spotify's SVP of strategic partnerships Paul Brown is leaving the company this week, to join a non-music-industry startup. “I wasn't looking to leave, but this was an opportunity that came along and which...
August 16, 2010
Spotify gets a Linux app
Spotify's desktop app is already available for Windows and Mac, but now the company has taken it to a third platform: Linux. “A lot of our developers are using Linux, obviously they want to listen to music while...
July 13, 2010
Music Ally Report : YouTube slays Viacom
- YouTube Slays Viacom - Gathering Clouds - Piracy Goes Mobile (Again) - Aspiro Takes On Spotify - County Profile: Australia
July 8, 2010
Spotify iOS 4 update makes its iPhone app more social
Spotify's latest update to its iPhone app has been waved through by Apple in less than a week, bringing support for iOS 4's multi-tasking. Spotify can now run in the background, playing music while users do other...
July 2, 2010
STIM hails eightfold increase in Spotify payments
Here's some more datapoints to add to the debate around Spotify's business model: Swedish collecting society STIM says payments from the streaming service to songwriters in Sweden have increased "eightfold" in the last year...
June 30, 2010
Spotify adds multi-tasking to its iPhone app
Pandora updated its iPhone app for last week's iOS 4 launch, letting people listen to their stations in the background while doing other stuff. But what about Spotify?
June 29, 2010
Spotify signs TuneCore deal for indie artists
Some independent artists have been notably rude about Spotify royalties in recent months. However, a new partnership between the streaming music service and digital distributor TuneCore means many more indie and unsigned...
June 25, 2010
Streaming music apps face App Store approval roadblock
Remember when Spotify submitted its iPhone app to Apple? It got the green light after a longer-than-usual approval process, as did Rhapsody's. However, TechCrunch claims that Apple may have changed its policy since then....
June 14, 2010
Social and local features double Spotify’s subscription rate
In case you missed it in this week's Music Ally Report... The daily number of people signing up for Spotify's paid Premium service has doubled since the update to its desktop client in late April that added Facebook-fuelled...
June 11, 2010
Music Ally Report : does still music still matter to Apple?
- Does music still matter to Apple? - MEFFY awards - Public and private face of social music - Market profile: South Africa - Cloud-y thinking
June 10, 2010
Spotify now on TVs (in Sweden and Finland)
Streaming music service Spotify just leaped onto its third platform: the TV. The service has launched its app for 120,000 of TeliaSonera's digital TV customers in Sweden and Finland. The app can only be used by people who've...
June 10, 2010