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Spotify Windows Phone 8 application launches

Our greatest criticism of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform will be the lack of 3rd party apps available, only one of the most broadly wanted has just been launched. Spotify for Windows Phone 8 is an easy, smartly designed application which offers access to all your music playlists. The Spotify application naturally follows the conventional Windows Phone 8 interface theme. Large, clean fonts are set against an easy background, though not like the Windows Phone 8 UI itself, there is no choice to change this to a darker background.

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Spotify Apps coming to mobile in January

 Streaming music service Spotify is taking the Spotify Applications third-party ecosystem to its new web-based player and mobile applications in January, a move which will help you to discover music in Spotify’s a lot of apps. Spotify main product officer Gustav S informed me today after Spotify’s New York event that the third-party applications which have been available inside Spotify’s desktop app ? including great applications like Pitchfork, Soundrop, TuneWiki, and We Are Hunted will certainly be shifting to the web and mobile apps.We’ve been focusing on this for greater than a yearWe’d observed formerly that Spotify Applications would go

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Spotify closes its online music store

  A brand new page on the Spotify site, “Changes to the net store”, lays out that the program will no more be “offering download purchases”, as observed by Pocket-lint. Anyone who has downloaded songs and would like to redownload them can, and if there is a gift card you have not used yet then you’ll be permitted to use it up before it expires. Nevertheless, it seems like it’s no longer available to new customers at all, although the “get track” option still seems alongside the tracks displayed in its library. Since its release Spotify has let customers purchase

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Spotify’s second music revolution

Digital music has suggested the death of the cassette and the CD, and it’s also changed the record industry. In an event in New York this week, the the majority of disruptive online music provider heralded what it says is the next stage of that revolution. Instead of simply being a place for music lovers to listen to songs they are fully aware they like, Spotify developed a push to turn into a good option for people to get the music they will like next, too, providing music fans an wonderful connection between artists and their fans that hasn’t been

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Will Rhapsody catch-up with Spotify?

At a media launch in New York on Thursday, Spotify‘s leader Daniel Ek said the organization has now drawn 1 million US subscribers, getting up to the decade-old Rhapsody in just 16 months. The music streaming program has broadened its paying subscribers base from 4 million in July to 5 million in December or a quarter of the total 20 million active audience. “We’re the largest subscription music service in the US, but the quickest growing one. We’ve achieved in one year what it really took others a 10 years to do,” said Ek referring to its rival Rhapsody, which

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Is Spotify’s business model broken?

Pandora continues to be intensifying its lobbying in support of the offered Internet Radio Fairness Act, which may reduce the proportion of revenues that Web radio stations need to pay to copyright holders. The Act would lead to a flatter system in which music streaming providers would pay for the same rates as paid by satellite radio, which at this time are about 8 percent of total revenues. Pandora presently pays over fifty percent its total revenues in royalties. As the startup community should root for Pandora’s lobbying efforts, the balance inadvertently highlights the public company’s weaknesses.   Spotify, at

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