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Spotify ad-supported mobile music streaming option tipped

Spotify ad-supported mobile music streaming option tipped

Spotify will launch a free mobile streaming version of its music service, it's reported, having persuaded music labels to agree to ad-supported deals. The new service will debut alongside the existing paid mobile music service, which offers advertising-free on-demand access to the company's catalog from smartphones, tablets, and other platforms, the WSJ reports, though free users won't get the same degree of choice as their paying counterparts.

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Spotify Artists analytics offers musicians an idea of how much they can earn

Spotify Artists analytics offers musicians an idea of how much they can earn

Spotify is a music streaming service that wants to increase the number of artists that use its platform. In an attempt to lure in more artists to their service, particularly independent artists, Spotify has launched a new Spotify Artists page. The Artists website is an attempt to explain how the Spotify business model works.

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Spotify for iPad and iPhone update brings browse mode and more

Spotify for iPad and iPhone update brings browse mode and more

Spotify has rolled out a new update for its iPhone and iPad apps that bring a variety of changes, some of them being fixes for known bugs and others being new features, with some improvement scattered betwixt the two. Perhaps the most notable change with the update is the addition of Browse in place of what was previous What's New.

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Spotify Connect to bring seamless playing and integration with audio systems

Spotify Connect to bring seamless playing and integration with audio systems

Even with today's smart devices and almost always-on Internet connection, a seamless audio experience across a variety of devices is still pretty much a holy grail. But that will not be the case for long. Spotify today unveiled its Spotify Connect project, an endeavor to bring audio streaming to the next level and integrate it more closely with our lives.

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Spotify Browse brings curated playlists to iOS and Android

Spotify Browse brings curated playlists to iOS and Android

Are you tired of constantly going through your music and creating a new playlist for every situation? Spotify wants to fix that. They've introduced a new feature called Browse that lets you search for specific playlists based on what kind of mood you're in. These playlists are created by other users and picked out by Spotify staffers.

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Spotify for Windows Phone 8 exits beta with scrubbing and boosted offline play

Spotify for Windows Phone 8 exits beta with scrubbing and boosted offline play

Spotify for Windows Phone has finally exited beta, with a new version hitting the Marketplace complete with track scrubbing, better offline playlist support, and more. The new app, revealed by Microsoft's Joe Belfiore earlier today, finally replaces the long-running beta program begun back in February, though faces competition from free services like Nokia Music on Lumia Windows Phones.

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Spotify for iPhone updated with Discover and new Now Playing view

Spotify for iPhone updated with Discover and new Now Playing view

Spotify for iPhone received a healthy update today, and it now comes with the music streaming service's new Discover mode that allows the app to recommend new music to you based on your listening preferences and playlists. Furthermore, the app also has a new Now Playing view, as well as a new icon (if the previous icon was looking a little boring on your iPhone home screen).

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Spotify gains Pink Floyd archives in full

Spotify gains Pink Floyd archives in full

This week the folks at Spotify have announced that they'll be moving forward with the full Pink Floyd collection: every track from every album the band has ever released. This service is part of Spotify's streaming music service and the tracks have been officially "unlocked" this week. This comes after the song "Wish You Were Here" over 1 million times, a challenge set by the company to fans of the music just this past week.

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Spotify to add Pink Floyd catalog after stream goal is met

Spotify to add Pink Floyd catalog after stream goal is met

If you're both a Spotify and a Pink Floyd fan, you've likely been disappointed in the past months, with the former offering very little of the latter. That is about to change, however, according to a tweet fired off by Pink Floyd yesterday. Starting now, all streaming of "Wish You Were Here" on the music service will count towards the streaming goal that, when met, will unlock the rest of the catalog.

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Sonos tightens Spotify playlist support with new controller apps

Sonos tightens Spotify playlist support with new controller apps

Sonos has updated its controller app for iOS and Android, boosting Spotify integration with new playlist editing tools. The updated v4.1 apps, which turn your iPhone, iPad, or Android device into a remote for the multiroom streaming system, can now add a Spotify account simply by punching in your Facebook credentials, with support for creating and editing Spotify playlists directly within the Sonos software.

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Spotify Discover cuts catalog-intimidation with social

Spotify Discover cuts catalog-intimidation with social

Spotify has launched "Discover", it's new social-enabled music discovery tool, aiming to cut through the surfeit of choice users encounter when they first face the streaming catalog. The service, which launches first on Spotify's web-based player, adds a new Discover page to the interface, with curated content from various partners like Pitchfork, Songkick, and Tunigo.

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Spotify shareable top 50 charts planned to combat Google’s jukebox

Spotify shareable top 50 charts planned to combat Google’s jukebox

Spotify plans to launch Top 50 lists of the most popular content on the streaming music service today, complete with on-demand preview access so that even those without accounts can listen to the tracks. The new scheme - which will see the most-streamed songs listed in the "Spotify 50" and the most-shared songs in the "Social 50" - will be updated weekly, and is part of the company's attempt to fight back against new cloud jukebox options like Google Play Music All Access.

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