Post Tagged with: "Spotify"

A day with the new Spotify
/ May 29, 2015 12:50 pm

VentureBeat reports "Last week, Spotify released a massive update to its user interface that serves up music playlists according to the user’s location, time of day, and musical tastes. It also added a brand new feature called Running that offers users a series of playlists for their run that will match the pace of the runner. The overhaul is intended to grab Spotify users at every point in their day.". Read More

Windows 10 Music app’s color scheme looks a lot like Spotify
/ May 26, 2015 11:41 am
Windows 10 Music app’s color scheme looks a lot like Spotify

Digital Spy "Windows 10's revamped Music app has been glimpsed up close after an official screenshot appeared on an Xbox support page. The software appears to sport an overhauled interface and a darker color scheme that is reminiscent of Spotify's latest apps.". Read More

Artist Managers Call Out Sony Following Spotify Contract Leak, Sony Responds That It Pays
/ May 21, 2015 2:44 pm
Artist Managers Call Out Sony Following Spotify Contract Leak, Sony Responds That It Pays

Billboard reports "The leak itself was an unprecedented look behind the scenes of the recording industry's fastest-growing source of income; these contracts are well-guarded secrets. That they have been so guarded has meant many questions from artists about what many see as low royalty rates from the streaming services -- the contract's leak seemed to refocus that ire towards the labels themselves.". Read More

Spotify recruits Icona Pop, Amy Poehler, Rixton and more for its new Originals
/ May 21, 2015 2:34 pm
Spotify recruits Icona Pop, Amy Poehler, Rixton and more for its new Originals

Digital Spy reports "Spotify has enlisted the help of several familiar names for its new and exclusive Originals content. Where video is concerned, Amy Poehler leads the pack with a Dance Move of the Day show called Smart Girls, which promises to offer 'a fun way for the adventurous to get their dance party started.'". Read More

Spotify Introduces Video Clips, Podcasts, And Activity-Based Playlists
/ May 20, 2015 11:00 am
Spotify Introduces Video Clips, Podcasts, And Activity-Based Playlists

TechCrunch reports "As opposed to focusing on genres, the service will act more like Songza and take into account what music you’ve listened to in the past, information about who you are (like age and location) and the time of day. Spotify pays closer attention to what you have historically listened to over the course of the day and puts together playlists that will work for that particular time.". Read More

Starbucks and Spotify Link Up to Bring Digital Music Into Stores
/ May 19, 2015 11:23 am
Starbucks and Spotify Link Up to Bring Digital Music Into Stores

AdWeek reports "This fall, the two companies are teaming up to equip all employees in Starbucks' 7,000 domestic stores with free Spotify Premium subscriptions that normally cost $10 a month—the subscriptions will ultimately power the in-store music. The coffee chain's 10 million My Starbucks Rewards loyalty members will be able to stream the playlists baristas concoct and vote for what kind of music they would like to listen to, location by location. What's more, the listening and voting features can be done on either the Spotify or Starbucks app.". Read More

Spotify May Cut ‘Freemium’ to Three Months, Sources Say…
/ May 15, 2015 11:36 am
Spotify May Cut ‘Freemium’ to Three Months, Sources Say…

Digital Music News reports "Spotify may soon be limiting its free, ad-supported access to just three months, instead of its open-ended, unlimited freemium access plan currently, according to multiple sources to Digital Music News.". Read More

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