Twitter's #Music app has broadened its horizons for the first time, launching on the on-demand music streaming service Spotify.
Like the iOS app, Twitter #Music for Spotify provides a way for you to discover songs through artists and songs trending on Twitter. The Spotify version lets you discover music within Spotify's catalog and take advantage of Spotify features like artist playlists and release alerts. It categorizes trending artists into options like "superstars," "popular" and "hunted" -- as well as traditional categories of music like "country" and "hip hop" … Read more
Spotify's Top 10 viral songs this week:1. Celine Dion: "Loved Me Back To Life"
2. A Great Big World: "Say Something"
3. Sleigh Bells: "Bitter Rival."
4. All Time Low: "A Love Like War"
5. John Legend: "All of Me"
6. Lorde: "Royals"
7. RAC: "Let Go"
8. Klingande: "Jubel"
9. Avicii: "You Make Me"
10. Volcano Choir: "Byegone"
Don't forget to follow Shanon Cook on Twitter! Additional thanks to Johdhi the Scrappy Sulpter for his video voice mail and Justin M. for this Bridget Carey-inspired notification tone!… Read more
Spotify founder Daniel Ek envisions it as the serve-all musical soundtrack of a future where your audio accompaniment streams from speakers, sure, but your clothes and your lightbulbs too.
In the meantime, Spotify is starting with the speakers.
Monday, the online-music service said it has joined forces with a handful of home-audio manufacturers on Spotify Connect, which enables certain of their Wi-Fi speakers to directly connect directly with Spotify's servers. That frees up the phone or tablet that was originally playing Spotify to do anything else -- even shut down -- without interrupting the music.
In practice, that means … Read more
Spotify has hired one of Rupert Murdoch's execs to spearhead its attempt to break away from the start-up pack and give bigger rivals like Pandora or iTunes a run for their money.
Jorge Espinel, previously the head of 21st Century Fox and News Corp.'s digital strategy, is now in charge of global business development at Spotify. Spotify confirmed the hire to CNET, and Espinel listed the job on his LinkedIn profile Thursday.
For all its success elbowing to the front of a pack of streaming music start-ups, Spotify far lags the numbers put up by Pandora, Sirius XM … Read more
The goal is to slay satellite radio. So says J.D. Heilprin, founder and chief of mobile audio service Agogo, which launches Wednesday.
As more music has moved online, traditional and satellite radio services have held onto the last big bastion of music listening, the automobile, because of their deep integration into the dash.
To develop Agogo -- which aims to collect the span of online audio offerings like Spotify, Rdio, and NPR and interconnect them, using a simple interface, with local traffic; text-to-speech news articles and book excerpts; and television programming -- Heilprin logged 15,000 miles driving back … Read more
Spotify is going editorial, launching curated shelves of playlists ahead of a coming rival -- Beats Electronics CEO Jimmy Iovine's revamp of on-demand subscription service MOG, codenamed Daisy -- that is centering its entire service on that strategy.
Spotify, which is the top on-demand streaming music service on the Web, is rolling out a section called browse this week to its mobile apps, with other of its platforms to follow. It has playlists tailored to situations like going for a jog or commuting in the morning and moods like romance, as well as collections of top tracks and new … Read more
Reuters reported that Spotify's revenue grew to 435 million euros, or about $577 million at current exchange rates, in 2012 from 190 million euros a year earlier. Its losses widened to 58.7 million euros, or about $88 million, from 45.4 million euros.
The privately held company has been growing like a weed. In March, Spotify said it had surpassed 6 million subscribers, a gain of 1 … Read more
Music is Spotify's bread and butter, but starting Monday, its library of stand-up comedy content can't complain that it don't get no respect.
Working with Bedrocket Media Ventures, which runs the Official Comedy channel on YouTube, Spotify rolled out a new app to draw attention to its comedy audio library.
Stand-up material is finding growing traction online. Earlier this month, Viacom's Comedy Central network launched a site selling unlimited streams and downloads of uncut, uncensored stand-up specials for $5 each. The mega media conglomerate is following in the footsteps of Louis C.K., who produced his &… Read more