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Spotify has announced their new service today that will integrate more audio, video and original content into their existing service. The service will also offer new channels and ways to intake audio.
Starbucks says they will bring Spotify's streaming music to all of it's company-operated stores across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. to allow you to control the music in your Starbucks
New Spotify users could be limited to just three months of free ad-supported music, under a proposal put forward by two major music labels ahead of the launch of Apple's new subscription service.
Spotify is said to have been in talks with numerous content creators, including many who produce videos for YouTube, as it plans to launch a video streaming service, which may launch this month.
If you've loved the easy access to free on-demand streaming music on platforms like Spotify, then Apple might be making a move to the top of your hate list.
Sony has announced that it is closing its Music Unlimited service in March, replacing it with a new 'PlayStation Music' service, powered by Spotify, and coming to the PS4, PS3 and Sony Xperia devices.
Piracy, especially music piracy, has apparently disappeared from Norway. This seems to be because of easy to access to affordable, convenient and legal music streaming services.
After Taylor Swift removed her music catalogue from Spotify, she faced quite some criticism from people claiming that she had 'sold her soul to Google', her spokesperson put these rumors to bed.
The Beats music subscription service will reportedly be rebranded under iTunes, and pushed to all iOS devices in an OS update next year - but it will continue to operate on a paid subscription model.
For the first time in a long time iTunes is no longer the dominant player in the music industry, at least when it comes to Europe where streaming services like Spotify now brings in more cash.
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After originally launching on iOS and Android, Spotify is finally bringing its free music streaming feature to Windows Phone. Users are now be able to stream music without a subscription
After Apple recently purchased Beats, new information has come to light on how the company's incompetent managers, by ignoring the competition, made the acquisition necessary.
Spotify has announced that one of its customers' user data has been accessed without authorization and as a precaution will release a new version of its Android app in the next few days.
Spotify has announced that it has now signed up 10 million paid subscribers around the world to use its streaming music service, which is double the number it had in December 2012.
Spotify has updated its Windows Phone app with a new design as well as several new features and the company's Radio mode. The update still doesn't include Spotify's free service, however.
Abandoning skeumorphism for a flatter UI, the new Spotify desktop app introduces a much cleaner interface and new ways on how to interact with and sort your favorite music.
Spotify has announced its plans to release a substantial update for the Spotify app on Windows Phone 8. The update will include new functionality but one feature is still conspicuously missing.
French music streaming startup, Deezer, is looking to enter the US market in early 2014 and now rumors around the web are suggesting that the company might be in acquisition talks with Microsoft.
Due to issues with streaming media and how it works, Radiohead front-man Thom Yorke has responded by removing his own work from the service. At present Radiohead's albums remain available to listen.
The Windows Phone 8 Spotify app is finally out of beta. With the latest update the app hits gold, and users will get to experience some new features as well as improved performance.
iTunes is slowly losing its market share in the digital music world to cheaper streaming alternatives, falling to 63 percent of the market, the lowest share the service has been since 2006.
It's now easier than ever to listen to the various radio stations from across the Grand Theft Auto series, as Rockstar has compiled playlists for the stations across iTunes and Spotify.
Apple's "iRadio" service may be nearing a useable state as Apple is on the verge of agreeing deals with Universal Music, Sony Entertainment and Warner Music Group. "iRadio" may launch with iOS 7.
Spotify is expected to introduce their ad-supported, free tier to mobile as well as proposing a drop in royalties to labels in order to stay afloat in these turbulent times.
A beta version of the official Spotify app for Windows Phone 8 devices is now available to download, allowing users of smartphones like the Nokia Lumia 920 a way to access the streaming music service.
Spotify announced today it has signed up five million paid subscribers worldwide, including one million in the US. It also announced new features and Metallica's songs would be added to its service.
Spotify is to begin rollong out its browser-based streaming app today according to sources close to the company. The web app will be free but include banner and audio ads.
A new statement from a Spotify representative indicates the company is working on a Windows Phone 8 version of the app. The Windows Phone 7 app is currently unavailable on Windows Phone 8 devices.
Spotify are looking to solidify their position in the volatile streaming media market by completing a round of investment deals that would value the company at over $3 billion.
The popular music streaming service, Spotify, is reportedly working to bring its offering to the web browser, with improved ways to discover music and playlists, and a possible price reduction.
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Today Spotify launched its mobile radio service on the company's iOS applications. An update to the company's Android app is expected in the coming weeks.
Spotify has been called the savior of the music industry, but there is a serious problem lurking underneaths: counterfeit recordings hiding within Spotify's catalog, (really) stealing from the artists
The world's most popular music streaming service is now available down under, with the company announcing it's entire catalog being available now in New Zealand and Australia.
Spotify is looking to create an online radio service similar to Pandora. The new service would supplement its current model, not replace it.
The 2012 edition of Time magazine's 100 most influential people list includes executives at Apple, Facebook and Spotify, along with Netscape creator Marc Andreessen and even Anonymous.
The streaming music service Spotify embarrassed itself today when it reveals that its "big announcement" is in fact a deal to offer some Coca-Cola branded apps for the service.
Spotify is holding a press event in New York City on Wednesday, April 18th, where the popular music streaming service is expected to make a big announcement.
Despite worldwide music revenues growing faster last year than in 2010, a new industry report indicates that music piracy is increasing too - 1 in 4 global web users acquired music illegally in 2011.
Spotify's US launch gave its users free unlimited music for the first six months via the PC. Now that time period is almost over for the folks who jumped in early to try Spotify out.
A fake app that appears at first to be the official Spotify app has been found to have been approved and uploaded to Microsoft's Windows Phone Marketplace download store for Windows Phone devices.
A company that owns over 200 smaller music labels has decided to pull its music from Spotify and other streaming online music services, claiming such companies actually hurt the music industry.
The music streaming service Spotify requires that its users have a Facebook account and that has some users of Spotify upset over concerns about sharing their music tastes over Facebook.
The music streaming service Spotify is now available to all US users without an invite needed. In addition a report claims that the service already has 2 million users as paid subscribers.
A new rumor suggests that Facebook could be preparing to launch its own music service sometime on September 22, the date of the company's f8 conference.
After launching just last month, Spotify has been reported to have 1.4 million users in the United States with around 175,000 of those paying. This has boosted the company's valuation to $1.1 billion.