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2012: The Year Of Spotify

posted June 27, 2012, 10:45 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News | comment Leave a Comment

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Even though Spotify isn’t yet technically in this site’s native country of Canada yet, doesn’t mean we don’t love the streaming service. And from the following news, it seems like we aren’t the only ones.

The first bit of news comes to us from Business Insider. They are now claiming to be the No.2 source of revenue for major music labels, right behind iTunes.  While there is still a massive difference in revenue between the two, Spotify has started late yet gained much ground fast. A reported 23 million people used the service in the past month.  Investor Sean Parker famously said at SXSW this year: “”If we [Spotify] continue growing at our current rate in terms of subscriptions and downloads, we’ll overtake iTunes in terms of contributions to the recorded music business in under two years.”

Via Business Insider

Also making headlines today, Spotify has now launched “artists apps”.  The first are QUINCY JONES – THE STORIES BEHIND THE MUSIC, TIЁSTO’S CLUB LIFE, RANCID, and DISTURBED.

“Our goal is to partner with artists to create the best possible experience for our users,” said D.A. Wallach, Spotify’s Artist-in-Residence. “With these new apps we wanted to create a space on Spotify where artists could have 100% creative control – giving the apps their own feel, functionality and direction, and building rich and engaging experiences for their fans.”

Artist Apps are available globally on the desktop client of Spotify on the left hand nav bar. Users can use the App Finder to add apps to their list of favorites.

Via Hypebot



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