Twitter finally launched their much-anticipated #Music service, if you haven’t yet heard of it, you will soon. Songs are derived from iTunes, Spotify, or Rdio and can be listened to in their entirety by linking each of those services to the Twitter #Music app.
As Google and Apple prepare to launch their own streaming music services, some organizations are lobbying for already established services such as Pandora, Spotify, and the like to pay even more royalties than they currently are. The argument is that they pay less to the musicians than more established media outlets
For those who felt that Spotify lacked in the discovery category, their new update should be a welcomed upgrade. According to Cult of Mac, they have no included a “Follow” tab to the desktop app that allows listeners to follow their favorite musicians and discover what they are listening to.
Your carefully cultivated playlists and road trip anthologies are about to go where no streaming music service has taken them before, away from your fingertips. According to Cult of Mac, Spotify now supports Ford Sync AppLink technology to control playlists by voice.
A few days ago we featured Hungama, a streaming music service that integrates video in to the experience. Well it looks like Spotify could be poised to dip their toe in the same water. According to an article on Fast Company, the rumbles are only speculation at the moment.
While Spotify isn’t a peer-to-peer program along the lines of Napster, its inner workings appear subject to the longstanding ban on so-called P2P technology — a blockade lawmakers erected to thwart illegal file-sharing and prevent downloads from infecting computers with malware.
Radio will never be the same. Like books, magazines, music and just about every other mass medium you can think of, the age-old format is being transformed by the Internet, mobile technology and a few very smart organizations.