Apple is second most innovative music company after Spotify
Sorry, not that Apple. Not the one led by Steve Jobs (is it any wonder that the names of all his products start with "I"?) Instead we mean Apple Corps - the music company founded by the Beatles. US innovation and business...
February 19, 2010
Average Spotify collection contains 15,000 tracks
Daniel Ek, boss of hybrid ad-supported/subscription service Spotify has told audience members at the Mobile World Congress that the average Spotify user has 15,000 tracks in their collection. He compared this to a claim that...
February 18, 2010
Spotify denies WMG is pulling its catalogue
WMG boss Edgar Bronfman certainly stirred up a hornet's nest with his comments on free streaming services this week. Spotify issued a statement (via Twitter) saying that "To be clear WMG is not pulling out of Spotify. Media...
February 11, 2010
Music Ally Report :: Where now for ad-funded music?
- On demand on trial: where next for ad-funded music - Trendwatch: fan-remix platforms - Mobile music heads for the cloud - Market profile: France - Comment: Lee Henshaw on cost per engagement ads
February 4, 2010
Spotify overhauls its artist discovery features
Spotify has announced that it's launching new artist discovery features in its desktop client, including a new Related Artists tab to help users find more music they might like. It's based on a recommendation engine built...
February 4, 2010
Spotify’s US launch ‘looking pretty good’ says CEO
Spotify boss Daniel Ek says the company is on course for its long-anticipated US launch, telling the New Music Seminar in LA that "We're in the final stages of setting up... I can't say if it's in one month's time or two...
February 3, 2010
TechCrunch takes aim at Spotify’s US plans
US tech blog TechCrunch is turning into an increasingly harsh critic of Spotify, with a new post taking aim at its "far-fetched" plans for the US.
January 29, 2010
The 50 most innovative mobile apps in the world today
Music apps are prominent in Mobile Entertainment's rundown of the '50 Most Innovative Mobile Apps In The World', which is in order. ....
January 28, 2010
UMG’s Wells hails Spotify’s ‘sustainable’ business model
In four of its launch territories, Spotify is paying labels a share of its subscription and advertising revenues, rather than per-stream payments, according to UMG's digital boss Rob Wells.
January 22, 2010
Music Ally Report :: Three strikes, but at what cost?
- Three Strikes, but at what cost? - Music gadgets on show at CES The US: a Spotify survival guide MidemNet Lab: 15 of the best start-ups Comment: The CD is 'frozen' says MPX4
January 21, 2010
Spotify banned by Oxford University due to bandwidth concerns
Students at Oxford University are up in arms after the university's computing arm banned them from using Spotify. Why? Because it uses up too much bandwidth, apparently, with its P2P technology being cited as the reason for...
January 19, 2010
La Roux album blocked from Spotify’s free users
La Roux's debut album and its singles have been blocked on the free version of Spotify, with users presented with a message saying "This is a Spotify Premium exclusive. It will later be made available in Spotify Free". The...
January 13, 2010