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Posts Tagged ‘Spotify’

Dr. Dre’s ‘Beats Music’ Streaming App Launches

The Dr. Dre-backed music streaming service Beats Music launched its mobile and web-based apps this week. Beats aims to curate and tailor music selections to each individual user, choosing songs and playlists based on a person’s preferred genre, mood or even whatever activity they’re engaged in at the time:

What if you could always have the perfect music for each moment, effortlessly? Tell Beats Music where you are, what you’re feeling and who you’re with and we’ll serve you a unique stream of music that fits your situation perfectly.

Beats’ chief Ian Rogers praised the service’s high-profile curators, such as Chief Creative Officer Trent Reznor (of Nine Inch Nails fame) as being the key to the fledgling service’s success. Rogers has an interesting music backstory, too. Read some of it here.beatsmusic_android_combo Read more

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Spotify Brings Free Streaming to Mobile, Adding Led Zeppelin

It’s a big day for the music service Spotify, the app will now offer a free shuffle service. Like most other internet radio, it’s ad supported with an option to upgrade. Users who currently have a desktop account can create playlists that can be accessible by mobile, but mobile use does not come with unlimited searches or queries.
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UK Coke Cans gets Spotify Treatment in Latest Music App Alliance

Coke and Spotify’s latest music app, Placelist, is getting a real-world boost with new branding designs for Coke’s slim 250ml cans in the UK. The new design features Placelists’s new website as well as an interactive “Blip” component that lets you access music tracks through Blippar’s augmented reality advertising.

Placelist’s soft launch allows users to access music using Spotify and Facebook’s Places. In addition to some European cities, look for it at ““FIFA World Cup, to Coke Studio in India, Pakistan and the Middle East & the Rock’n Coke festival in Turkey.”

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Spotify Has Acquired Music Discovery App Tunigo: Report

Spotify has acquired music discovery startup Tunigo, in a deal whose terms were not disclosed, according to reports.

AllThingsD broke the news:

Spotify isn’t announcing terms for the deal, but says that all of the Swedish company’s 20 or so employees will come to work at Spotify’s offices in Stockholm and New York. The Tunigo Spotify app will keep running (there’s also an iPhone app), but presumably Spotify’s new hires will be put to work on Spotify’s main service, which has 24 million users and six million paying subscribers. Tunigo had reportedly raised $3 million.

According to its website, “Tunigo is the place where you can find Spotify playlists for all of life’s occasions combined with the latest news and releases from the music industry.” Users must have a Spotify account to use the service. Music fans can use the app to create their own playlists and to discover playlists made by other people.

Spotify Streaming Coming To Ford Cars

Spotify has partnered with the Ford Motor Company to make its music streaming service available in select new Ford cars. Spotify will be available through Ford’s SYNC AppLink, the car maker’s interface that lets drivers access smartphone apps using voice recognition technology. The tool is already available in more than a million cars in the U.S. and will roll out to cars in Europe later this year.

Here is more from Spotify’s blog:

This coming update of SYNC AppLink will enable you to control Spotify songs and playlists using voice commands including: “shuffle”, “repeat”, “star/unstar track”, “choose playlist”, “play music”, “recently played”, and “now playing”.

Ford recently announced a partnership with Amazon making the Amazon Cloud Player available in Ford SYNC Applink-equipped vehicles. The interface lets users  access their Amazon Cloud Player music library by wirelessly connecting the Amazon MP3 app on their Android smartphone to the SYNC connectivity system in the car.

Create a Last Minute Valentine Day Poem Out of this Spotify Playlist App

It’s not serendipity – it’s your Spotify Playlist Poem’s anti-haiku masquerading as the perfect, inexpensive gift. Sure you bought the flowers, chocolate, made dinner reservations, but can you honestly say you went above and beyond? If your guy or gal is a music lover, you might want to consider the art of digital mixtapes. You can make a CD and emblazon it with your craftiness, but the digital playlist can follow your lover onto any device.

Want a Valentine’s gift that’ll earn you brownie points well into Spring? Say hello to Playlist Poetry! Here you can create your very own love poem using song titles from the Spotify library. We’ll turn your lyrical masterpiece into a playlist you can send on to your sweetheart. Now that’s amore.

This could only get better if Siri can do this for me…

Me: Do you love me Siri?

Siri: Let’s just say you have my utmost admiration.

Me: Ok, can you just make me a Valentine’s Day playlist on Spotify and read me the playlist poetry with your hypnotically addicting voice? Read more

Bandsintown Launches Spotify App

Bandsintown, the app that won’t let you miss your favorite band when they come to town, has introduced a new Spotify app that helps you search for live shows based on your Spotify playlists.

Using the Bandsintown Spotify app, you can explore tour dates for the bands that you are listening to on Spotify. Simply drag and drop a song from your playlist into the Spotify icon in your player and you can access show information.  The tool will also suggest concerts in your area that you might like, based on your listening preferences. The app is also integrated with Facebook and will make recommendations based on the bands that you have liked on Facebook.

To help you remember concerts that you would like to attend, the app lets you RSVP and keep track of them.