Post Tagged with: "Spotify"

Ian Rogers, Apple Music Executive, Is Leaving Company
/ August 28, 2015 1:08 pm
Ian Rogers, Apple Music Executive, Is Leaving Company

The New York Times reports "Ian Rogers, who was in charge of Apple’s online radio services, including its Beats 1 station, has resigned from the company, Apple confirmed on Friday. His departure was said to be abrupt and a surprise to fellow employees. Mr. Rogers was said to be moving to Europe to work for a luxury brand that was unrelated to music, according to a person briefed on his departure who spoke on condition of anonymity.". Read More

Spotify Backer, Lakestar, Raises $385 Million Fund To Take On Europe’s Top VCs
/ August 24, 2015 1:36 pm
Spotify Backer, Lakestar, Raises $385 Million Fund To Take On Europe’s Top VCs

Business Insider reports "On August 24th, Lakestar, a Zurich-based VC fund led by Klaus Hommels, said it raised $385 million for its Lakestar II fund. That sum makes Lakestar II the largest single fund in Continental Europe. (The new raise brings Lakestar’s total assets under management to $535 million). Hommels says he capped the raise at EUR 350 million($385 mm), but because of high demand, could have raised as much as EUR 600 million.". Read More

Location, Sensors, Voice, Photos?! Spotify Just Got Real Creepy With The Data It Collects On You
/ August 21, 2015 10:41 am
Location, Sensors, Voice, Photos?! Spotify Just Got Real Creepy With The Data It Collects On You

Forbes reports "Music streaming market leader Spotify has decided that it wants to know a lot more about you. It wants to be able to access the sensor information on your phone so it can determine whether you’re walking, running or standing still. It wants to know your GPS coordinates, grab photos from your phone and look through your contacts too. And it may share that information with its partners, so a whole load of companies could know exactly where you are and what you’re up to.". Read More

SoundCloud Stops Sharing With Next Big Sound, Citing Its Sale to Pandora
/ August 20, 2015 9:53 am
SoundCloud Stops Sharing With Next Big Sound, Citing Its Sale to Pandora

Billboard reports "SoundCloud has decided to stop sharing data with Next Big Sound, the streaming analytics company recently acquired by Pandora. NBS let the news slip in a tweet-reply to a confused client from Motor Entertainment, who noticed SoundCloud data was missing from his reports.". Read More

Baboom launches to rival Spotify and Apple Music one year after Kim Dotcom set it free
/ August 17, 2015 11:25 am
Baboom launches to rival Spotify and Apple Music one year after Kim Dotcom set it free

The Next Web reports "As of today the streaming service, which aims to compete with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music, is available to all. Announced on Twitter and Reddit, the streaming service is inviting people to sign up and start creating collections on the Web and via its mobile apps on iOS and Android.". Read More

This is what the President listens to on Spotify
/ August 14, 2015 2:25 pm
This is what the President listens to on Spotify

Wired reports "Politicians have tried lots of cheesy ways to connect with young voters, but this is one tactic we can get behind. Today, the White House joined Spotify and created two killer summer playlists crafted by none other than President Obama.". Read More

Spotify Preparing to Offer Premium-Only Content, Sources Say
/ August 10, 2015 9:21 am
Spotify Preparing to Offer Premium-Only Content, Sources Say

Digital Music News reports "Spotify will soon be shifting towards a premium-only, ‘gated access’ model, according to several sources speaking in confidence with Digital Music News over the weekend. The decision will mean that certain releases will only be available to paying Spotify subscribers, or offered for an extremely limited time to non-paying users, according to preliminary details shared." . Read More

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