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#Spotify

# spotify - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Twitter considers buying Spotify and Pandora to help boost user growth
# Streaming
# Streaming

Twitter considers buying Spotify and Pandora to help boost user growth

Jun 5th 2014, 1:52 PM 5,247 Views 8 Comments

The company was said to be in talks with SoundCloud recently about a possible acquisition, but fell through because of concerns over copyright problems.

# spotify - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Apple buys Dr Dre's Beats for $3 billion in bid to boost online music presence
# Deal
# Deal

Apple buys Dr Dre's Beats for $3 billion in bid to boost online music presence

May 29th 2014, 7:40 AM 7,993 Views 32 Comments

The deal, the equivalent of €2.21 billion, is Apple’s largest acquisition ever.

# spotify - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Spotify suffers security breach, but only one user was affected
# Security Breach
# Security Breach

Spotify suffers security breach, but only one user was affected

May 27th 2014, 6:18 PM 12,966 Views 6 Comments

Spotify’s CTO has issued a statement saying it will require all users to re-enter their username and password into the app as well as requiring Android users to upgrade.

# spotify - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Spotify hits 40 million users, but only 10 million pay for the service
# Growth
# Growth

Spotify hits 40 million users, but only 10 million pay for the service

May 21st 2014, 2:12 PM 8,681 Views 49 Comments

Spotify updated its figures to show its active users grew by 16 million since March 2013.

# spotify - Thursday 15 May, 2014

This Spotify playlist could help to save a life, says the Irish Heart Foundation
# Stayin Alive
# Stayin Alive

This Spotify playlist could help to save a life, says the Irish Heart Foundation

May 15th 2014, 7:00 AM 10,445 Views 4 Comments

And yes, Stayin’ Alive really is on it.

# spotify - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Poll: When did you last buy a music CD?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: When did you last buy a music CD?

Apr 19th 2014, 9:27 AM 11,707 Views 65 Comments

Today marks Independent Record Store Day, but many have moved away from physical music mediums.

# spotify - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Spotify rolls out dark redesign as the competition heats up
# Paint It Black
# Paint It Black

Spotify rolls out dark redesign as the competition heats up

Apr 2nd 2014, 12:53 PM 9,720 Views 19 Comments

The redesign comes after rumours the company will hold its IPO sometime in the Autumn.

# spotify - Saturday 22 March, 2014

What are the best music apps out there?
# Play That Song
# Play That Song

What are the best music apps out there?

Mar 22nd 2014, 4:01 PM 22,215 Views 23 Comments

Because there’s more out there than just Spotify.

# spotify - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Apple puts pressure on record labels for more iTunes exclusives
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Apple puts pressure on record labels for more iTunes exclusives

Mar 11th 2014, 10:36 AM 5,850 Views 17 Comments

The company wants record labels to make albums and songs available on iTunes exclusively as it competes against Spotify and Pandora.

# spotify - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Spotify just purchased the company that powers most of online radio
# Monopoly
# Monopoly

Spotify just purchased the company that powers most of online radio

Mar 6th 2014, 4:45 PM 11,001 Views 15 Comments

The Echo Nest, a service that helps music apps suggest music for people to listen to, will now focus on developing Spotify’s music discovery engine.

# spotify - Friday 28 February, 2014

Amazon could be planning to launch its own music streaming service
# Negotiations
# Negotiations

Amazon could be planning to launch its own music streaming service

Feb 28th 2014, 9:19 AM 4,115 Views 9 Comments

The eCommerce giant is said to be in talks with record labels about launching a music streaming service on its site.

# spotify - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Candy Crush Saga makers plan to go public in €364 million IPO
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Candy Crush Saga makers plan to go public in €364 million IPO

Feb 18th 2014, 2:30 PM 8,447 Views 25 Comments

King Digital Entertainment generated revenue of €1.36 billion in 2013, the majority coming from its flagship title, Candy Crush Saga.

# spotify - Monday 3 February, 2014

YouTube reveals it paid out over $1 billion to the music industry
# Royalties
# Royalties

YouTube reveals it paid out over $1 billion to the music industry

Feb 3rd 2014, 1:08 PM 9,505 Views 7 Comments

The streaming site revealed the figure after being criticised for not paying artists enough for their work.

# spotify - Monday 20 January, 2014

Spotify allowing artists to sell merchandise on site
# Merch
# Merch

Spotify allowing artists to sell merchandise on site

Jan 20th 2014, 10:58 AM 5,202 Views 12 Comments

The feature allows Irish artists to sell their own merchandise and highlight concert listings on the site.

# spotify - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Spotify introduces unlimited streaming for web users
# Music
# Music

Spotify introduces unlimited streaming for web users

Jan 16th 2014, 11:36 AM 11,247 Views 38 Comments

The announcement comes days after Beats music announced its own music streaming service will arrive at the end of the month.

# spotify - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

5 times Spotify Private Session ruined somebody's life*
# Mortify
From The Daily Edge
# Mortify

5 times Spotify Private Session ruined somebody's life*

Jan 1st 2014, 4:43 PM 34,067 Views 3 Comments

*Or at least their credibility. And how to avoid it!

# spotify - Saturday 21 December, 2013

The last-minute gadget gift guide
# Buyers' Guide
# Buyers' Guide

The last-minute gadget gift guide

Dec 21st 2013, 10:00 AM 17,348 Views 7 Comments

If you’ve only this weekend to get your shopping done, here’s some gifts that will help you out.

# spotify - Friday 6 December, 2013

Spotify to introduce free mobile music service next week
# Free Streaming
# Free Streaming

Spotify to introduce free mobile music service next week

Dec 6th 2013, 10:41 AM 13,044 Views 28 Comments

The music streaming company will let mobile users play a limited number of tracks on its app for free.

# spotify - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Spotify given a dressing down over Lily Allen "F*** You" recommendation
# Not Fair
From The Daily Edge
# Not Fair

Spotify given a dressing down over Lily Allen "F*** You" recommendation

Dec 4th 2013, 4:43 PM 2,797 Views 0 Comments

The company are red-faced after recommending some users to “give it a try. F*** You”.

YouTube delays music streaming service until early 2014
# Streaming
# Streaming

YouTube delays music streaming service until early 2014

Dec 4th 2013, 1:03 PM 8,466 Views 16 Comments

YouTube music streaming service is now expected to arrive early next year.

# spotify - Monday 27 May, 2013

Daft Punk set new Spotify record for most streams in a week
# Not So Daft
# Not So Daft

Daft Punk set new Spotify record for most streams in a week

May 27th 2013, 9:39 PM 9,252 Views 46 Comments

The French electronic duo have taken Mumford & Sons’ crown for the most-streamed album in its debut week.

# spotify - Friday 28 December, 2012

What was Spotify's most viral song approaching the 'Mayan apocalypse'?
# Apocalypse CHooon
From The Daily Edge
# Apocalypse CHooon

What was Spotify's most viral song approaching the 'Mayan apocalypse'?

Dec 28th 2012, 12:39 PM 9,112 Views 11 Comments

Go on, hazard a guess.

# spotify - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Spotify launches in Ireland
# Spotify
# Spotify

Spotify launches in Ireland

Nov 13th 2012, 10:03 AM 20,757 Views 57 Comments

Music streaming site gives users access to over 18 million music tracks for free

# spotify - Sunday 29 April, 2012

Denis O'Brien the biggest Irish loser on the Sunday Times Rich List
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Denis O'Brien the biggest Irish loser on the Sunday Times Rich List

Apr 29th 2012, 1:27 PM 10,306 Views 29 Comments

It’s not all bad news for O’Brien though. He’s still Ireland’s second richest person.

# spotify - Monday 15 November, 2010