Spotify

  1. Universal Music Launches uDiscover Spotify App

    September 10, 2013 3:00 PM EDT Universal Music has launched the uDiscover Spotify app, joining a slew of other record labels that have also developed their own Spotify apps, many of which enable listeners to navigate the label's catalog and discover new releases. Unlik ...

  2. The Key Women Behind ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC

    November 28, 2012 12:03 PM EST The performing rights organizations -- ASCAP, BMI and SESAC -- play a crucial role in the financial health of the music industry, paying performance royalties to songwriters, composers and publishers. At each of the PROs, numerous female executive ...

  3. Inside Blue Note Records' Dazzling Spotify App

    September 13, 2012 6:01 PM EDT Blue Note Records, the renowned American Jazz record label that since 1939 has developed and released the work of some of the genre's most important icons - including John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancoc ...

  4. 2011: The Year the Music Business Turned the Corner?

    December 30, 2011 11:20 AM EST My first day as editor of Billboard.biz was January 3rd of this year. There were four major labels, Doug Morris was still at Universal (officially, anyway), Barry Weiss was still with Sony, Edgar Bronfman Jr. was still CEO of Warner, EMI was still ...

  5. Music App Developers Anticipating Spotify-Driven Boom

    December 01, 2011 3:57 PM EST One one level, Spotify's transformation into a music platform was a simple technical matter of exposing an application programming interface (API) to app developers and publications and allowing them to treat Spotify like a web browser for th ...

  6. Why New Spotify-Powered Apps Are Free, Desktop-Only...For Now

    December 01, 2011 8:56 AM EST At Spotify's big press event in New York today, CEO Daniel Ek announced that, as suspected, Spotify has become a music platform atop which app developers can build their own apps. These apps will appear in a new Apps section on the left side ...

  7. Updated: Spotify Defends Facebook Requirement as 'Simple and Seamless Social Experience'

    September 27, 2011 6:45 AM EDT Some longtime Spotify users are hopping mad about the service's new requirement that all Spotify users must now log in via Facebook in order to listen, even if they want no part of Facebook's new media-sharing functionality. A message bo ...

  8. Facebook Music: What it is, What it isn't, and What it Means

    September 22, 2011 4:56 PM EDT "It's not what you're like; but what you like," said John Cusack's character in "High Fidelity." Facebook took that axiom to heart, rolling out massive changes to the popular social networking platform that found ...

  9. Business Matters: What HP's Bargain Tablet Sale Means to Music Companies

    August 22, 2011 8:45 PM EDT What HP's Bargain Tablet Sale Means to Music Companies -- Consumers love cheap tablet PCs, if the price is right. HP's move to chop prices on its tablets -- the company wants to get out of the consumer hardware business and needed to mov ...

  10. Spotify, Virgin Media Partnership Is the Future of Recorded Music

    July 06, 2011 11:48 AM EDT /bbbiz/industry/digital-and-mobile/business-matters-spotify-reportedly-launching-1005251182.story ...

  11. Business Matters: Court Votes Down 'Three Strikes,' AEG, Metallica and more

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Court Rules 'Three Strikes' Law Not Enforceable -- UPC, the Irish ISP, won a legal victory when an Irish court ruled that laws to identify and punish users suspected of copyright infring ...

  12. Business Matters: Thom Yorke, Second Life, FCC, Spotify and more

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - Thom Yorke ’s recent comments have generated a good deal of online response. Yorke said the music industry will implode in just a few months and urged musicians to self-release their music. (He didn’t differentiate between indie and major labels ...