Spotify has reached 250,000 paying customers in the U.S. since its mid-July launch, according to a Reuters report. By just about any measure, that is a strong performance over just a three-month period.
Google is continuing its long-running negotiations with record labels for an MP3 store and expanded cloud storage service, according to major label sources with knowledge of the discussions. But these people say no agreements have been reached yet and the launch of a Google MP3 store is not imminent.
SoundHound’s new support for Apple’s iOS 5 operating system takes advantage of the iCloud’s capabilities. iCloud, Apple’s cloud-based media storage service, launched Wednesday and is a free feature for iOS 5 users... A report that artists aren’t receiving a benefit from music service’s integration with Facebook might be accurate, but still misses the mark by a wide margin... No hard launch date has been set for iTunes Match, but iOS 5 and iCloud are off and running. The early reviews are in -- and they’re mostly positive... and more.
Digster.fm , the music playlist service created by Universal Music Group Distribution, is now integrated with music subscription service Rdio. The service launched in late July and initially made its playlists available at Spotify.
Building a Facebook killer might be more difficult than people had thought. Google+ appears to have quickly lost its early momentum: Just four days after its June 20 launch, traffic was back to launch-day levels.
Music streaming service Spotify launched in Denmark on Wednesday, becoming the ninth country to receive the service. With a total population of about 5.5 million people, Denmark doesn’t have the population of most other markets in which Spotify operaterates, but the country does have a developed music streaming market which includes the services TDC Play and TeliaSonera.