Life and Style Last.fm users can now stream music from Spotify's catalogue

Last.fm users will now have access to the 20 million songs available on Spotify

Digital music sales hit £1bn mark in the UK

Sales of digital music in the UK have hit £1bn since the launch of legal online music services in 2004, with a third of that spent last year alone.

'One-stop' web radio platform goes live

Listeners can now search hundreds of radio stations and click to hear their favourite artists through a new "one-stop" online platform.

Digital music sales fail to offset piracy losses

Music sales tumbled last year despite a rise in digital revenues, highlighting the industry's failure to get to grips with illegal downloading.

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Royalties and costs send Spotify's losses spiralling to £16.6m

Spotify, the music streaming business that provide listeners with an alternative to piracy, saw losses soar to £16.6m in its latest financial results.

Spotify signs deal to bring its service to the living room

Spotify has signed a deal to take its music-streaming service beyond the PC and into every room in the house, in a move to encourage more customers to pay for a monthly subscription.

The Business On... Daniel Ek, Spotify

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The Friday Playlist

OK daddy-o, this week's Spotify playlist is compiled by John Matthew Hall from The Independent's web desk and is full of rockin' doo wop. Enjoy.

Digital music sales boost royalties

Songwriters, composers and music publishers received more money in royalties last year, as the growth in digital music sales for the first time offset the decline in traditional CD and DVD formats.

Digital music is not covered by most policies

The overwhelming majority of UK home insurance policies do not cover digital music downloads which can be lost in cases of burglary or damage, according to Sainsbury's Bank.

HP to launch music service in Europe

Hewlett-Packard, the world's biggest maker of PCs, will launch a digital music service across key European markets today, hoping to benefit from consumers' rising appetite for new types of music download services.

The Friday Playlist - Black Cab Sessions edition

This week's Spotify playlist is brought to you courtesy of the nice people at Black Cab Sessions, purveyors of the finest musical performances to be found in the back of a black cab anywhere in London.

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