Jun 07, 2010 · WiMP, Norway’s local competitor to Spotify, has released an iPhone app that replicates most of the music streaming service’s features including, crucially, cached playlists for off-line playback.
Tidal, the high-definition music streaming service acquired by rapper and music mogul Jay-Z, is gearing up for its official relaunch under new ownership later today, and it will be doing so by
As one, the leading social media company and the leading music streaming company could build out more valuable video live streaming, group music sharing, karaoke, and other social interactions around music that tap Facebook’s 2 billion users to use Spotify as their default streaming service and lock existing Spotify subscribers into the service that integrates with their go-to social apps.
Like most of you in the Spotify Android forums, I’ve been frustrated by the app’s bugs, design problems, lack of features and the general disrespect that the company shows its paying customers by refusing to acknowledge these issues or communicate with its users.
That’s why Spotify not raising cash for marketing through a traditional IPO is a strange choice. But with its focus on playlists and suggestion data, Spotify could build melodic handcuffs for its listeners who wouldn’t dream of starting from scratch on a competitor. You can follow along with the presentation here.
Wimp on iPad isn’t perfect, but anything is better than to have to use the iPhone app as an ugly, oversized and clumpsy compromise. Listen up, Spotify employees – you …
As for specific Spotify apps, Soundrop’s app generated 15 million plays, TuneWiki’s app led to over 100,000 edits of its lyrics by Spotify users, and MoodAgent’s app resulted in the creation of an extra 3.5 million playlists per week.
Basically all the music streaming companies, though there aren’t a whole lot. But their biggest competitor is Apple Music. By far. Other competitors include Pandora, Rhapsody, Tidal, MixerBox, Deezer, y’know, those companies. Spotify is quite far ahead of its competitors, except that Apple Music is …