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.
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.
November 15, 2012 |
Spotify has closed a new round of funding for $100 million that would give the streaming music service a valuation of about $3 billion. The popular Swedish music service, which launched in the United States in 2011, has attracted investment from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Fidelity Investments, a person familiar with the situation confirmed. Coca-Cola Co. also took a small stake, the person said. The investments were first reported in the New York Times . Coke and Spotify formed a partnership last April that gave the burgeoning music-streaming service access to Coca-Cola's global marketing engine to help it grow internationally.
April 16, 2013 |
The popular music-subscription service Spotify will soon be streaming even wider. The Swedish-English firm announced that it will expand its services into eight new markets , including Mexico, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. It will also fortify its main bulwark in Europe, opening in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Iceland. Spotify currently sports 24 million users and 6 million paying subscription customers. The free version of Spotify includes occasional advertisements, while paid versions are ad-free.