Posts Tagged 'spotify'

Spotify goes social with Facebook

Starting today Spotify is going social. It’s creating a true social network inside the Spotify service by integrating Facebook connect features.
Spotify users will now be able to connect to their Facebook page and import friends from their profile who are also registered as Spotify users. Connected friends will become visible in the Spotify browser.
It will also synchronise your existing music collection with your Spotify account. Users will also have an inbox to which tracks can be dragged and dropped for recommendation. Songs appear in the inbox and can then be clicked and streamed by the user whose inbox they have been dropped to. The quick link sharing, drag and drop inbox is faster and simpler than the previous sharing options via URL link. A band could for example announce a new playlist of tracks from their Facebook page and fans can immediately subscribe to that playlist and spread news of the playlist. The new library feature is very good as well because now Spotify becomes a music management platform, in the way you can put all of your music in one place.

That’s a lot of new features Spotify, thank you!

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mflow the new music download site launches soon

Ok, we all use or at least have heard of Spotify, We7, iTunes and other competing music download sites, now it’s time for a renewal.

mflow, an innovative social music discovery service, currently in beta testing in the UK, plans to launch the service in April by partnering with several major music magazines titles like Clash, Q, Mojo and NME.
With the new service you’ll be able to listen and download music files based on other mflow users recommendations. The perk of the service is that when another member buys a song or an album based on you recommendation, your account will be then credited with 20% of the value of the transaction.
Each of the magazines will bring promotional activity to the service including advertising and free music download sales featuring major artists with their own profiles on mflow as well.
Clash magazine will be the first publication to promote the service. Soon mflow will be Q Magazine’s sponsor which lists the top 50 downloaded tracks each month.

Their marketing strategy is really smart, by helping users recommend, share and buy music this encourages social music discovery. With the backing of the top music publications this will only increase the level of trust between mflow and it’s users.
Beware Spotify and iTunes, a major competitor has arrived!

Spotify gets itself updated…

If you are accustomed with Spotify, you may be getting a quite bored with their choices of music.
Let’s be honest, Spotify has a limited choice of tracks from a chosen artist and has to face real competition from other services.
Good news though, Spotify has announced that it is launching new artist discovery features in its desktop client, including a new Related Artists tab to help users find more music they might like.
It’s based on a recommendation engine built in-house by Spotify’s R&D team, based on millions of user listening hours.
Thanks to his, fans can now dig down much deeper into the Spotify catalogue.

Let your iTunes library be Spotify(ied) !!

How about that ?
You don’t have to wait for Apple streaming anymore !
A newly launched service enables you to access most of your tunes via Spotify.
Spotifitunes lets you upload your iTunes database from your PC or Mac to its website.
It then immediately presents you with a summary of your collection, brought alphabetically by genre, artist and album.
It’s really easy you just have to select any artist or album and, provided you have Spotify installed on you Mac or PC, it will immediately find the album or all songs by the artist from Spotify and there you go.
Isn’t that awesome?
Now even if you don’t have your computer with you, you can always connect to your iTunes library from anywhere !
Of course, varying licensing arrangements mean that not all of the albums and artists listed in your iTunes library have their content available via Spotify, but still it’s surprising just how well the service works across most of your music collection.