Picking mood music for any occasion can be a challenge. You probably have a perfect mix of easy rock for dinner parties. And who among us hasn’t sought the power of a “Project Sex Friend” mix? (Start with Miguel, move to "Juicy" for the climax.) But personally, my arsenal is... More »
The Classical Cloud. The New Yorker, Sept. 8, 2014.
Making music social is a feat many have tried accomplishing but no one has quite nailed it. Spotify and Facebook came pretty close when they teamed up to share what Spotify users were listening to on their Facebook profiles. This worked for a little...
Forward-thinking companies like Amazon and Spotify have demonstrated that physical property is increasingly being replaced by convenient and affordable access to digital content. Much like books and music, art is also on the threshold of a digital 'renaissance', with evermore ways to unlock and consume art over the Internet. Show More Summary
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Its going to be a painful year or two for the average musician but do-it-yourself experience may help Part one: streaming up and downloads down what now? Sales of music downloads may have peaked and already tipped into decline, thanks in part to the rise of a range of streaming services, from Spotify and Pandora to YouTube and SoundCloud. Show More Summary
37m people will pay to stream by the end of 2014 but analyst Mark Mulligan sees more potential Part two: next steps Apple, Spotify, YouTube and artists Streaming music is cannibalising download sales. Its a phrase anyone connected with the music industry is hearing a lot about in 2014. Show More Summary
Back in June the Tango messaging app/platform launched Tango Channels to offer special content partners an organic way to reach Tango users. Initially such major music brands as Spotify, 8tracks and Vevo were included. Tango's Channels are off to a strong start and more big music names are coming on board. Show More Summary
Watch out Spotify, Deezer, Rhaspody and the rest. A new player is flush with cash and ready to expand. Taiwan based mobile music streaming service KKbox has raised $104 million to fuel its international expansion. Singapore fund GIC funded the new round. Show More Summary
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KKBOX, a Taiwan-based company that has provided streaming music services in Asia since before Spotify was founded, announced (link in Chinese) that it has raised $104 million from Singapore GIC (formerly known as the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation). Read More
In order to properly celebrate the first year of Spotify Connect, the streaming outfit is rolling it out to a new set of devices. The feature already played nice with a smattering of wares, and now, you'll be able to leverage the seamless listening...
Swedish streaming music provider Spotify on Wednesday announced the addition of multimedia hardware companies Bose, Panasonic, and Gramofon to its list of partners for Spotify Connect, a wireless media streaming platform similar to Apple's AirPlay.
This time last year Spotify launched Connect: a feature that allows users to play their music through home speakers. It already works through 80 different speakers and home audio systems, and today it has been announced that more partners and devices are set to be added in the near future. Show More Summary
In the ongoing battle to control users’ living rooms, Spotify has been ramping up efforts to establish an alternative to wireless media-streaming technologies like Apple's Airplay. Now some new hardware companies are joining its cau...
Internet-based subscription services look to be the future. For video, you’ve got Netflix, the king. For music, you’ve got big man Spotify. If there was an Internet subscription for literature, that would complete the trifecta, wouldn’t it? Well, look no further because ebook subscription sites are finally here. Show More Summary
One year ago Spotify launched Connect, which allows Premium users to play tracks through their speakers controlled wirelessly from the Spotify mobile apps. Today, the music streamer announced the addition of Bose, Panasonic and Gramofon to the platform. Show More Summary
Spotify today announced the launch of the first “Spotify-enabled” smart TV in an exclusive deal which will see the music streaming service integrated directly into Phillips TVs. In addition, Spotify revealed that it has struck deals with Bose, Panasonic, and Gramofon to expand its “Spotify Connect” home audio offering. Show More Summary