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Steel wheels for Spotify as streaming music service gets iPad DJ app

Steel wheels for Spotify as streaming music service gets iPad DJ app | howspotifychangedthemusicindustry | Scoop.it
DJ Mixer for Spotify brings a 20m-strong virtual record box, but requires a paid Spotify subscription to work. By Stuart Dredge
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Pro: DJ Mixer for Spotify is useful for aspiring DJs who spin at small gigs like parties and wedding receptions. All they need is an iPad and the free app itself.

 

Cons: However, because it is a free service the app uses Spotify’s “Core” API, which breaches the API terms of use.

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Alex Capps's curator insight, November 9, 2014 4:14 PM

Spotify has created a free app for iPad that gives users the ability to mix their favorite songs through user created playlists. Originally it was available for purchase through the app store, but when notified that they were breaking API's terms of use, they had to remove it from the app store.

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Spotify Plans To Take On Netflix And HBO With Streaming Video Service

Spotify Plans To Take On Netflix And HBO With Streaming Video Service | howspotifychangedthemusicindustry | Scoop.it
The next Game Of Thrones could be on Spotify.
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Pro: Spotify has the intention of becoming an on-demand music and video service which will attract more consumers and create competition against Netflix and HBO.

 

Cons: It would be a gamble on Spotify’s end to invest on huge original TV series and movie titles. As of now, Spotify has no Copyright of the music its customers listens to. Therefore, it has to pay the labels for every stream of music.

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Spotify Expands Free Streaming to All Devices

Spotify Expands Free Streaming to All Devices | howspotifychangedthemusicindustry | Scoop.it
Spotify announced on Wednesday that it is expanding its free streaming option to all devices.
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Pros: Free users are now able to stream music on all devices with the Spotify app installed. Besides Spotify Radio, the new option that will allow users to listen to tracks they select, just as they can on the desktop.

 

Cons: As far as free music streaming goes, the new feature doesn’t allow users to listen to a specific track in spite of the fact that users can access to a specific artist, album or playlist.

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Spotify opens up analytics in effort to prove its worth to doubting musicians

Spotify opens up analytics in effort to prove its worth to doubting musicians | howspotifychangedthemusicindustry | Scoop.it
Streaming music firm opens Spotify Artists website and claims when it reaches 40m subscribers, even 'niche indie albums' will earn $17k a month
Kevin Declan Sugimura's insight:

Pro: Spotify are promoting artists and increasing their salaries as it pays out approximately 70% of its total revenues to music industry rightsholders.

 

Cons: Because of the growth of Spotify, so have its losses due to the pay outs that it has to pay the Labels/Artists and such.

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Jonathan Magee's curator insight, December 4, 2013 4:44 PM

Spotify discloses analytics to persuade artists so to speak that they are not getting robbed and they are in actuality receiving royalties from their product.

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Streaming Services Like Spotify Lift Music Revenues in Sweden - Digits - WSJ

Streaming Services Like Spotify Lift Music Revenues in Sweden - Digits - WSJ | howspotifychangedthemusicindustry | Scoop.it
The music industry’s revenues in Sweden are back to the highest level since 2004, fueled by the growing popularity of streaming services like Spotify.
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Pro: Overall music-sales increased by 5% in Sweden. People can gain access to streaming millions of songs on Spotify for a price as low as $10 monthly.

 

Cons: Although the music-sales is increasing, music streaming is causing drops in sales for both digital and physical copies of music.

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