Post Tagged with: "Spotify"

Rdio to Leave Echo Nest after Spotify Acquisition
/ March 12, 2014 4:01 pm
Rdio to Leave Echo Nest after Spotify Acquisition

Hypebot reports that streaming music service, Rdio, will no longer use the music intelligence services of The Echo Nest after the company was acquired by Spotify, a competitor of Rdio. According to Rdio CEO, Anthony Bay, the company’s decision was due to the competitive nature of the acquisition. . Read More

Spotify Introduces a New SDK for iOS Apps
/ March 7, 2014 6:15 pm
Spotify Introduces a New SDK for iOS Apps

VentureBeat reports that music streaming service, Spotify, has launched a new software-development kit (SDK) for app developers to tap when assimilating Spotify into their iOS apps. The new SDK allows app developers to look up metadata, search Spotify, play audio, and pull playlists. . Read More

Spotify Acquires The Echo Nest
/ March 6, 2014 8:44 am
Spotify Acquires The Echo Nest

Spotify today announced that it will acquire the music intelligence company, The Echo Nest. This deal will allow Spotify to leverage The Echo Nest’s in depth musical understanding and tools for curation to drive music discovery for millions of users around the globe. . Read More

Music Kickup Claims to Offer Artists 1 Hour Upload to iTunes
/ March 5, 2014 5:18 pm
Music Kickup Claims to Offer Artists 1 Hour Upload to iTunes

DigitalMusicNews reports that digital music distribution service for artists, Music Kickup, claims to be able to offer artists the ability to upload their music to iTunes within an hour for free. The company will also upload music to Spotify, Google Play, and Deezer within a span of 48 hours. . Read More

Re/code: Amazon Talks to Music Labels About a Streaming Service
/ February 28, 2014 3:52 pm
Re/code: Amazon Talks to Music Labels About a Streaming Service

Peter Kafka of Re/code reports that industry sources say that Amazon is engaged in serious talks with the major music labels about launching a Spotify-like streaming music service. . Read More

SoundFocus Raises $1.7 Million to Adjust the Way You Hear Music
/ February 21, 2014 4:57 pm
SoundFocus Raises $1.7 Million to Adjust the Way You Hear Music

DigitalMusicNews reports that SoundFocus has raised $1.7 Million in its recent round of funding from investors inclduing Kapor Capital (Lotus and EFF Co-Founder Mitch Kapor’s fund), Greg Badros, Y-Combinator, RTA Capital, Ovo Fund, Garry Tan, Vegas Tech Fund, Harj Taggar, and Alexis Ohanian. SoundFocus uses a hearing test to identify which frequencies the user is facing difficulty while hearing. Read More

Beats Music to be Bigger than Spotify?
/ February 10, 2014 5:24 pm
Beats Music to be Bigger than Spotify?

DigitalMusicNews today issued a report speculating that Beats Music, which already has nearly 2 million paying subscribers shortly after its launch, has a strong chance of becoming bigger than Spotify in the United States. Currently, AT&T and Beats Music are working together on a family rate plan that provides access to the service for up to five subscribers for $14.99 per month. Read More

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