Tagged with: Spotify

Spotify’s Free, Ad-Supported Playback is Now Available on Windows Phone

Spotify’s Free, Ad-Supported Playback is Now Available on Windows Phone

Attention, Windows Phone users -- Spotify has just opened up its free mobile experience to your platform. The music streaming company's free, ad-supported service lets you shuffle play your playlists or an artist’s catalog, while also letting you browse any playlist on the service. The recent update also improved the ...

A Music Streaming Boom is Spelling Trouble for Music Sales

A Music Streaming Boom is Spelling Trouble for Music Sales

It took a long time to get going, but streaming music is finally mainstream. It’s a business, too, generating more than $1 billion a year. That sounds like good news for the music labels, which have been waiting for digital music sales to replace the ones that disappeared after CD sales peaked 14 years ago. The problem ...

Spotify Has Teamed Up With BandPage to Offer Exclusive Artist ‘Experiences’

Spotify Has Teamed Up With BandPage to Offer Exclusive Artist ‘Experiences’

Spotify has added a new way for musicians to make money from its streaming music service, through a partnership with US company BandPage. The pair have teamed up to enable artists to sell “VIP experiences” to fans from their Spotify profile pages, including access to exclusive concerts, meet’n’greets, Skype ...

Spotify is Using Deep Learning to Help You Discover More Great Songs

Spotify is Using Deep Learning to Help You Discover More Great Songs

With its huge music library and recent acquisition of music-data specialist The Echo Nest, Spotify was already a force to be reckoned with in the streaming music space. Now, an intern at Spotify has published a blog post explaining his work to step up the company’s game even more by incorporating deep learning models to ...

Spotify (iOS) Gets an Equalizer to Give You Sonic Control

Spotify (iOS) Gets an Equalizer to Give You Sonic Control

Spotify has updated its iOS app with an equalizer feature that offers 22 audio presets, including electronic, hip-hop, acoustic and classical among other options. The music streaming service is also letting users manually define their own equalizer settings within the app. The update is still rolling out to all iOS users on ...

Spotify Now Lets You Use One Device as a Remote for Another

Spotify Now Lets You Use One Device as a Remote for Another

Spotify just updated its Android app’s Spotify Connect feature to let the app act as a remote to control other devices playing Spotify tunes. Now you can hook up your tablet to your home speakers and control the jams with your smartphone. The Spotify change log in Google Play states the following: "Want to use Spotify ...

Reports: There Have Been No Talks of Google Acquiring Spotify

Reports: There Have Been No Talks of Google Acquiring Spotify

Based partly on a previous filing by Google about an unnamed foreign company it tried and failed to buy for $4 billion to $5 billion and a line I had in a story that noted that a top exec at the search giant had expressed interest in buying Spotify — the Journal is reporting that Google tried to buy the music service, but ...

‘The Long Tail’ Creates Spotify Playlists of Artists’ Least Played Songs

‘The Long Tail’ Creates Spotify Playlists of Artists’ Least Played Songs

If you like the idea beyond Forgotify, a web app that surfaces music that has never been played on Spotify, but want more control on what you discover, then you may be interested to hear of The Long Tail — an app that pulls the 50 least played Spotify tracks of any artist into a playlist. “With million[s] of tracks ...

T-Mobile Customers Can Now Stream Music Without Eating Up Data Plans

T-Mobile Customers Can Now Stream Music Without Eating Up Data Plans

T-Mobile has decided to set music streaming services free. The “Un-carrier” said it will offer subscribers unlimited access to the top six music streaming services including Pandora, Slacker, iHeart Radio and Spotify without incurring data charges on their 4G plans. Samsung’s Milk Music and the forthcoming Beatport ...

Report: Twitter Thought About Buying Pandora, Spotify

Report: Twitter Thought About Buying Pandora, Spotify

Last month, a Recode rumor suggested Twitter was looking to buy Soundcloud, only to have a WSJ rumor say that “the numbers didn’t add up” for a deal to go through. On Wednesday, we learned that Twitter considered buying not just Soundcloud, but also looked into making offers for Pandora as well as Spotify, according ...