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Last.fm and Spotify team up to give better music recommendations

Last.fm and Spotify team up to give better music recommendations

In a match that seems made in heaven, Internet radio and recommendation service Last.fm has gone into a partnership with music streaming service Spotify. Together the two companies aim to give listeners the music they want and like, even before they know that they do.

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Spotify wants to recommend music based on users’ heartbeats

Spotify wants to recommend music based on users’ heartbeats

Personalization and recommendations are a staple of many services, particularly music services that aim to provide their users with music they want before they know they want it. Spotify could be boosting that idea in the future with a recommendation system that dishes up music based on the user's current heart rate, ensuring there are some tracks at hand for every occasion.

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Spotify now lets all artists sell their wares

Spotify now lets all artists sell their wares

Spotify has more good news this month, this time for both artists and subscribers. Starting today, all artists will be able to sell directly to fans some items such as shirts, vinyls, posters, deluxe editions and others. Best of all, there are no strings attached and no revenue cuts.

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Spotify nixes time limits on web listening

Spotify nixes time limits on web listening

Spotify has just opened the flood gates of music bliss to all free users of its service, at least if you're using it on your desktop computer. Free users of its web player will now be able to enjoy streaming their favorite artists and songs with no more time or monthly caps.

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Spotify sees rapid growth following free streaming launch

Spotify sees rapid growth following free streaming launch

On December 11, Spotify opened the doors to a gaggle of mobile users by allowing free mobile streaming in exchange for advertisements and some limitations. Now, a week later, the numbers show the benefits of such a business move: mobile users growth has skyrocketed for the service, with downloads increasing by a factor of four over the course of the first week. The announcement was made by Spotify yesterday in a statement.

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Spotify #undiscovered campaign gives never-played songs a little love

Spotify #undiscovered campaign gives never-played songs a little love

While most songs on Spotify enjoy a degree of success, some more than others, there's a solid percentage that finds the online service a quiet, lonely place. About 20-percent of the tracks offered through the music streaming service have never been played a single time, and Spotify wants to change this with a new #undiscovered campaign. The idea is simple: filter the songs for those never played and show one a little love.

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Led Zeppelin Spotify deal is exclusive – to a point

Led Zeppelin Spotify deal is exclusive – to a point

There's been word that one of the last major hold-outs in the streaming music business, Led Zeppelin, was in negotiations with several companies since early this year. Now that they've officially joined up with Spotify for their entire official record collection, it would appear that Spotify has won the battle - according to a NYTimes release from January, several companies were still in the running for rights. With Rhapsody, Rdio, and Deezer having also been on the list, there's a distinct possibility that Spotify's "exclusive" launch wont last for long.

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Rdio adds 20 new countries to its growing list of markets

Rdio adds 20 new countries to its growing list of markets

On the same day that Spotify announced ad-supported mobile device streaming, the expansion into 20 new markets, and the addition of Led Zeppelin to its growing catalog, rival Rdio has made an announcement of its own. It too is expanding into 20 new markets. Some of Radio's new markets overlap with Spotify's.

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Led Zeppelin hits Spotify in streaming deal

Led Zeppelin hits Spotify in streaming deal

Led Zeppelin and Spotify have inked an exclusive deal which will see the band's catalog added streaming only on the on-demand service. Key albums from the Led Zeppelin back-catalog will be added to Spotify's digital racks daily over the next week, starting with 1969's Led Zeppelin and Led Zeppelin II.

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Spotify Mobile gets no-subscription phone and tablet streaming

Spotify Mobile gets no-subscription phone and tablet streaming

Spotify has launched new free music streaming packages for smartphones and tablets, expanding its service into 20 new markets in the process. Now offered in 55 locations, as of today Spotify is offered in the existing Premium subscription package for the most flexible access, but those willing to put up with some limits and listen to some adverts can get free play while they're on their phone or tablet.

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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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