Last.fm users will now have access to the 20 million songs available on Spotify
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Sunday 05 June 2011
like every internet sensation, from Google to Facebook to Virtual DJ Home (download it now, you'll thank us for it later), the best thing about Spotify was that news of its arrival travelled by word of mouth. With no ads, no masterplan and no hype, it was hard not to love an application which allowed you to stream any music you wanted without costing you a bean – just as the friend who told you about the service said it would.
Wednesday 11 May 2011
The creative industries make a big contribution to our economic success. They represent more than 6 per cent of GDP, employ well over 2 million people, and export more than £17bn every year.
Friday 29 April 2011
Label samplers, signposts of an imprint's taste, philosophy and aesthetic, have fallen by the wayside in recent years. Nowadays, punters use Spotify to discover new acts, so hats off to Communion, who have come up with a novel take with The Flowerpot Sessions.
Friday 22 April 2011
Friday 15 April 2011
The music streaming website Spotify, which offers listeners unlimited free access, is to restrict the amount of songs that users can play without paying. From 1 May the service, which has six million users in Britain and Europe, will reduce the amount of free listening available from 20 hours a month to 10.
Sunday 27 March 2011
Wednesday 23 March 2011
Friday 11 March 2011
Music: I'm digging Laura Marling, Nocturne The Blonde, Hurts, Sister Crayon, Chairlift and, of course, the gorgeous Adele who has a touch of Dusty Springfield about her. My Spotify playlist goes from Glasvegas to Jimmy Scott, lots of David Bowie from all decades and even a dash of Julio Iglesias and Goran Bregovic! Oh, and Timi Yuro, who seems to have been forgotten but what a voice!
Tuesday 08 March 2011
Saturday 05 March 2011
Saturday 26 February 2011
Thursday 24 February 2011
A new advertising campaign has been described (albeit by the people behind it) as "emotionally explosive". The kind of ads that make my emotions explode usually feature people battling valiantly with cancer, but this is different. Here we have footage of people sitting on comfy chairs while watching or listening to some pre-recorded entertainment, and being moved to laugh hysterically or weep unashamedly. The message is simple: these moments are worth a bit of cash. If a film has made you blub, a TV show has made you laugh or a piece of music has made you flail around wildly, the people responsible deserve some money. So cough up rather than grab it online for free.
Wednesday 23 February 2011
Another internet billionaire?
Tuesday 22 February 2011
More signs of a new dotcom boom emerged today after reports said music streaming website Spotify had secured a funding deal that valued it at one billion US dollars (£616 million).
Tuesday 25 January 2011
The BBC has announced it is to cut back its website, closing 200 subsidiary sites and axing 360 jobs, as director-general Mark Thompson admitted it had been allowed to grow "like Topsy".
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