Spotify is preparing to launch a browser-based version of its popular music service, according to a report.
It's unknown whether the new product will replace the current desktop version, which requires downloading a player, TechCrunch reports, citing unnamed sources. Spotify is currently available by way of the downloadable desktop software or by mobile app.
A browser-based version of Spotify would be available to users on any PC, rather than just the one with the downloaded player.
According to TechCrunch's sources, Spotify is also working to improve the ways users can discover new music. Spotify listeners can already subscribe … Read more
Music-streaming services are big business for labels and even the companies that offer them. But for artists, they're not so great.
Josh Davison, a member of the band Parks and Gardens, yesterday took to Twitter to divulge the exceedingly small amount he and his fellow musicians make from streaming on iTunes Match and Spotify. According to Davison, each time one of his songs streams on iTunes Match, the band makes $0.00330526797710. When that same song plays on Spotify, the band makes $0.00966947678815. In other words, if Davison wants to make just one cent off a song play, … Read more
I occasionally catch a glimpse of what my Spotify-using Facebook friends are listening to when their activity flashes by on Facebook's sidebar, and I can see published playlists on Spotify of the few friends that endeavored to publish such playlists. Other than these two outlets, my Spotify experience thus far has been rather a solitary one. Until I installed Swarm.fm.
Swarm.fm is a Spotify app. It can be found in the App Finder, which you can access in the Apps section in Spotify's left panel. After installing, you'll see a Swarm.fm entry gets added … Read more
If you're one of the 15 to 26 million people who use Spotify to listen to music on the regular, you'd probably appreciate being able to control it remotely from your iPhone, Android, or other device, so you don't have to walk over to your computer, Android, or iPhone in order to skip a song, queue up a new playlist or album, and so on.
Luckily for you, we've found several apps that let you do exactly that, whether you're trying to control Spotify on a Mac, Windows, or even an iOS or Android … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Pitchfork's People's List polls readers for the best albums of the last 15 years.
- The new rise of a summer hit: Tweet It Maybe.
- How Murder by Death became the No. 3 most successful Kickstarter music campaign ever.
- The Internet has finally met its match: Avril Lavigne engaged to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger.
Popular music-streaming service Spotify is expanding to Canada, a new report claims.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that it has obtained a filing made by Spotify Technologies, the music service's holding company, claiming that it will launch its service to Canada. In addition, the company says that it will expand into "countries in Asia and South America."
According to the Journal, Spotify filed its plans in a management note in April. That note became public this month.
Spotify made its name in Europe, offering a streaming-music service that customers in the U.S. were dying … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Google may start a same-day delivery service that uses automated vehicles.
- YouTube is the No. 1 source of music for teenagers.
- People also spend more time watching their phones than television.
- 3D printed meat: It's what's for dinner.
- 'The Price is Right' seeking first male model.
Apple's iOS 6 likely won't be out until next month, but Spotify's app is already supporting it.
Out today, version 0.5.4 touts its iOS 6 support. Developers running the latest beta of iOS 6 can test Spotify to see if the claim holds true. The rest of us will have to wait until Apple actually launches its latest mobile OS.
iPad users who download the update can see more stations. Otherwise, the new version is focused on bug fixes, taking care of login issues for Facebook users and offering the usual "improved stability."… Read more
Background music can serve as a great tool for motivation and inspiration. For those times when you need a higher level of productivity and concentration, chances are you're looking for some faster music. This is where GetWorkDoneMusic.com comes to your rescue.
Ryan Ghods, creator of GetWorkDoneMusic, offered this explanation behind building the Web site:Music is one of my ultimate, super-productivity life hacks. A great, seamless blend of tracks keeps me going on a single task without getting distracted. Somewhat of a drummer to the work I'm doing, so I don't go and open … Read more