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Android, iOS Users Can Now Get Free Songs From Their Spotify App
2013-12-11 14:51:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Spotify announced on Wednesday it would be giving people using mobile devices free access to millions of songs. The music streaming service opened up its services to anyone using an iOS or Android tablet or smartphone free of charge. The new free product will include ads, similar to Pandora radio stations. “From today, Spotify gives you access to millions of songs across your mobile devices for free. Listen to all your playlists,...

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2012-05-31 15:52:24

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Daniel Ek and Sean Parker–co-founder and Director of Spotify, respectively–took to the red chairs last night at the All Things D conference and were interviewed by the Wall Street Journal´s tech journalist extraordinaire Walt Mossberg. During the interview, Mossberg took the time to ask the two streaming music providers about their legal negotiations in the States and their relationships with the record labels. Surprisingly, Mossberg was...

Spotify To Allow Apps For Its Platform
2011-12-01 06:02:47

Spotify, the world´s largest streaming music service with 10 million users worldwide, announced a new system where developers can add on features to its software. At the launch in New York City, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek showcased some of the new apps. One of them is TuneWiki that allows users to read the lyrics to the songs they are listening to. There is also a Rolling Stone app that brings articles and playlists together, a Billboard app that turns the top 100 charts into playlists and...

Spotify Taking A 'New Direction'
2011-11-22 05:58:52

Spotify announced that it will be holding a press even in New York on November 30 to announce "a new direction" for its streaming music service. All the company has disclosed is that it has "some exciting news to share" at the conference and the topic would be a "new direction" from the company. The press conference announcement comes just a week after Apple released its iTunes Match music service, which allows users to stream music from their iTunes library to their iOS devices....

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2011-07-14 12:45:00

Spotify launched its streaming music service in the US today after finaally hammering out deals with major record companies. The company had previously not allowed its service to be used in the U.S. because the labels were not convinced about its ability to make them money. About 10 million people across Europe use Spotify, and one million are paying for its premium service. The company has reduced elements of its free product, ahead of the U.S. launch. In April, limits were introduced on...

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2011-07-07 11:20:00

Europe's hugely popular music streaming service, Spotify, is finally coming to the United States after months of licensing setbacks and other technical difficulties. A new headline on the service's website says: "Spotify is coming to the US. The award-winning music service that's taken Europe by storm will soon be landing on US shores. Millions of tracks ready to play instantly, on your computer and your phone." The site does not specify an exact date when the service will debut in America,...

2010-12-15 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Media Wire today unveiled its 2011 "25 Executives to Watch in Digital Entertainment" list, recognizing emerging leaders in the digital media and entertainment industry. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090319/LA86400LOGO) The honorees will be profiled online at www.digitalmediainsider.com and will be recognized in a special January feature on the DMWmedia.com website. Digital Media Wire will honor the group at an exclusive...

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2009-11-02 12:15:19

Online music source Spotify is gathering its momentum from overseas as it heads into the US market in an attempt to gain more share of the market currently dominated by Apple's iTunes. Spotify's US introduction will be its next test as the Sweden-based service enters the No 1 music market in the world just one year after it opened for public access. Spotify holds about 6 million users in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, France and Spain. According to Reuters, the music service has received...


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