Spotify launching family plan with cheaper subscriptions for families (The Guardian)

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Spotify says family plans are one of its ‘most asked for’ features.

Streaming service will offer half-price premium plans for up to four family members as it seeks to boost users

Streaming music service Spotify is launching a new “Family” plan that will offer cheaper subscriptions to its paying users’ family members.

Subscribers will be able to add up to four family members to their… [Read more on The Guardian]

Spotify : un site Web pour découvrir qui écoute les mêmes morceaux que vous (Geeko)

Passionné de musique, Kyle McDonald a créé un outil très pratique pour les accros de Spotify, qui leur permettra d’assouvir leur curiosité.

Spotify Serendipity, c’est le nom d’un nouveau service web gratuit exclusivement destiné… [Lire la suite sur Geeko]

Spotify For Brands: Marketing Through Music (Business2Community)

Looking back, it seems strange that it’s taken so long for a company to effectively monetize the online music streaming industry, considering there is a paradigm that has successfully existed for decades and near universal acceptance. Perhaps it’s the intransigence of the entrenched players in the market, or perhaps it’s the… [Read more on Business2Community]  

Blitzr, le concurrent français et gratuit de Spotify et Deezer (Gizmodo)

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Ambitieuse, la nouvelle plate-forme d’écoute musicale Blitzr a pour particularité d’offrir la possibilité à ses utilisateur de profiter de plus de 40 millions de titres, et ce gratuitement. Et donc, comment ça marche, concrètement, Blitzr ? Le plus simplement du monde, si on peut dire : il fonctionne en exploitant le concept du streaming. De ce fait, pour pouvoir écouter les titres, vous devrez disposer d’une… [Lire la suite sur Gizmodo]

Spotify subscriptions soar thanks to students and Vodafone deal (The Independent)

Total revenues at Spotify UK grew 40% to £131.3 million

Total revenues at Spotify UK grew 40% to £131.3 million

More students signing up and a partnership with Vodafone helped sales of Spotify subscriptions jump 42 per cent, accounts revealed.

Spotify said a deal with Vodafone offering Spotify as part of a bundle for new customers and the introduction of a student discount helped subscription revenues jump from £64.7 million to £91.9 million in 2013.

Monthly subscriptions to the platform range from… [Read more on The Independent]

Apple Rumoured to Release Spotify Competitor (JBGNews)

Whispers are arising on the internet that Apple are set to release their own competitively priced music streaming service to contend with popular services such as Spotify, Rdio and Rhapsody, the current leaders in online music streaming.

Apple’s ambitions are certainly feasible, as their plan is not to build an entirely new service from the ground up, but to… [Read more on JBGNews]