It’s been four years since the launch of Spotify in March 2009, but it was this past year that proved to be particularly favorable for the online music streaming site. Over the last year, the number of Spotify users increased to a record 40 million, with 10 million of those users subscribing to premium services.… Continue reading Spotify Reaches 40 Million Users, 10 Million Premium Subscribers
Spotify has become one of the most successful music streaming services in the world, challenging other streaming platforms like Pandora to continue to innovate and offer users the most value. Just like those other music players, though, Spotify has its advantages and disadvantages and it needs to be able to compete with other services, especially… Continue reading Spotify Offers Students a Discount on Premium Subscriptions
When iTunes Radio was revealed, we were impressed by its sleek design, but that didn’t keep the tech industry from scratching its head and wondering why, almost five years after Spotify was launched, Apple would even pretend that releasing its own music service was remotely novel. Haters gonna hate, but that did nothing to stop… Continue reading iTunes Radio Beats Spotify as Third-Most Popular Music Streaming Service in the US
Did you know that 4 million of Spotify‘s roughly 20 million-song library have never been played? Not even once? To give these long-lost songs some exposure, newly launched music streaming service Forgetify is tapping into the Spotify music player to bring unheard songs to new audiences. The site creates a daily playlist of Spotify songs… Continue reading There Are 4 Million Songs that Have Never Been Played on Spotify – Here’s Where You Can Listen to Them
Last.fm is a great tool for discovering new music and keeping track of the songs you listen to on the Web and across all your devices. But it hasn’t always been a great place to listen to music directly – that is, until Last.fm partnered with music streaming service Spotify. On Last.fm you’ll now find… Continue reading Last.fm and Spotify Partner to Bring You Music On Demand
Following Spotify and Rdio’s decision to eliminate time limits from their free streaming Web services and Kim Dotcom launching his music streaming service Baboom, Dr. Dre’s Beats released its own version of the music streaming app for iOS ahead of its Web launch. Called Beats Music, the app emphasizes music that’s relevant to you and… Continue reading Beats Music by Dr. Dre Launches on iOS – Will You Try It Free for 7 Days?
It was 2007, the year the first iPhone was released and three years before the first iPad, long before smartphones became an artificial part of our bodies and tablets, a common part of our entertainment regimens. Before even an ounce of demand existed for mobile video streaming, YouTube formed a team whose sole responsibility was… Continue reading Why It Pays to Think Long-Term: After 6 Years of Planning, YouTube Reaches 40% Mobile-Sourced Traffic