June 18, 2013 |
Another brick in the wall -- the one that's separated Pink Floyd fans from the band's music on Spotify -- has come down. The legendary rock group, one of the last major holdouts from Spotify's vast catalog of streamable music, announced that its ouvre would go live in Spotify after fans played a millionth stream of its single "Wish You Were Here" on the service. Though it's certainly an occasion for prog fans on Spotify to celebrate, the news isn't entirely unprecedented for the band.
September 1, 2013 |
Once upon a time, I listened to the radio. I even bought LPs, cassette tapes and CDs. But gone are those days. Now, I listen to streaming music, which has made staying on top of all the latest tunes as easy as a couple of clicks, all for about $10 a month. Some music apps focus on the basics (oldies are the goodies), others make recommendations based on your preferences or musical discovery, while others emphasize features like lyrics, sound adjustment and user interface.
May 2, 2012 |
The long-awaited Spotify app for iPad is here. And your first reaction is likely to be, "Hey, that's a nice-looking app. " The paid streaming music service's 17 million tracks are now available to Apple's tablet users. The iPad app, Version 0.5.0 of Spotify's iOS app, is iPad-3-ready with Retina graphics and high-definition album art. Users can search for playlists, other subscribers and music from the same view. The "What's New" section features recommended albums, trending playlists among friends and nearby, as well as new releases.
August 1, 2012 |
Spotify, the popular digital music service, said it now has 15 million active users worldwide, 4 million of whom pay a monthly fee for the premium version. This week marked the first time Spotify had updated its subscriber figures since last year, when the Swedish company announced it had 7 million free users and 3 million paying customers. The new figures, disclosed by Chief Content Officer Ken Parks in a speech at the Global Business Summit on Creative Content in London, coincide with the company's release of a free streaming radio service for Android devices.
April 19, 2012 |
An iPad app of popular music streaming service Spotify is "in the works," according to CEO Daniel Ek. That was his response as the question bubbled up during the announcement of a marketing deal with Coca-Cola on Wednesday. No details were revealed about the app, which tablet users have been eagerly awaiting. The current offering for the iPhone doesn't take full advantage of the features of the iPad. Spotify has been on a roll with announcements, some received better than others . In addition to the announcement that Coke is it, Spotify recently launched a play button for embedding across the Web and a listen button to artist pages on Facebook.
March 6, 2014 |
Spotify, the Swedish streaming music service, is buying The Echo Nest, a data company that has analyzed more than 35 million songs. With the acquisition, Spotify will improve the ways users discover new music, the company said Thursday. The move comes as Spotify, founded in 2008, faces increasing competition from rivals such as the heavily promoted Beats Music, launched in January by headphone company Beats Electronics. INTERACTIVE: Discover songs of L.A. "We are hyper focused on creating the best user experience and it starts with building the best music intelligence platform on the planet," Daniel Ek, Spotify's chief executive, said in a statement . " With The Echo Nest joining Spotify, we will make a big leap forward in our quest to play you the best music possible.” Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. The purchase of Somerville, Mass.-based Echo Nest will also make it easier for third-party developers to build applications for Spotify, which completed a funding round of about $250 million in November.