More Spotify truthiness? Facebook now shows nearly 20 million Spotify users, roughly double the advertised active user estimate from Spotify itself. The running conspiracy theory is that Spotify is actively lowering its active userbase to plump its paid conversion percentages (or something like that...)
In Grooveshark's push for subpoena against Digital Music News on Tuesday, Los Angeles Superior Court judge Richard Stone declined to quash (ie, toss) the subpoena. That's an early setback; we'll have full statements and more details to share later.
Separately, Grooveshark seems to have its Facebook app restored after clearing a foreign copyright claim, according to the company. On grooveshark.com, however, Connect is still posing problems in our testing. More on that as it develops.
Universal Music Group bumped revenues by 9.1 percent during the recent quarter, according to preliminary stats offered by parent Vivendi. The tally was 961 million euros ($1.22 billion), thanks to better-performing stars.
Separately, Warner Music Group's revenues slipped 8 percent to $628 million during the same period.
Less CDs, less CD plants. Sony DADC is now laying off 226 employees from its soon-to-be-shuttered plant in Fishers, Indianapolis. Production is being picked up by Anderson Merchandisers.
Superanos Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Spotify is going to ultimately show if customers want to tie a paid subscription service into a Facebook account. Spotify has required a FB account since September 22nd 2011 and they don't let users disconnect even if they pay for premium. So any new users' service is in the mercy of Facebook. Are consumers willing to pay for this?
Currently, a part of my family are Grooveshark subscribers ($9/month GS Anywhere) because Spotify won't let them sign up without Facebook accounts. So I can't really support you in this lawsuit.
Sony is in trouble. Everything about Sony, except Playstation, is making a loss. Not surprised that they're laying off even more people.
Wow Wednesday, May 16, 2012
This lawsuit is about protecting first amendment and shield rights for people who comment on blogs like this. Paul is trying to set a precedent here...
You basing your opinion of this suit based on the fact that Grooveshark doesn't require a facebook signup seems well, I dunno, Silly.
Facebook Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Rdio and Rhapsody do not require Facebook accounts to use the service, and Rdio has 6 months ad free. Rhapsody does not have a free trial.
Visitor Wednesday, May 16, 2012
i cant support Paul because i prefer mr. pibb to dr. pepper.
!Phantom! Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I wish there was some way the forces of blog evolution could kill off commenters like you. So let's see here we have Resnikoff fighting against this BULLSHIT trespass of journalism and you care about Grooveshark convenience with Facebook and price?
Please go back to reading High Times and ripping off music.
Visitor Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Sony facility in Fishers, Ind is being replaced by a new facility in Franklin, Ind. both are distribution warehouse's not manufacturing locations.
giggity Thursday, May 17, 2012
Well they're closing this one:
K. Thursday, May 17, 2012
I have a friend of the family with FBI Florida. Apparently they are quite interested in Grooveshark. But everytime I ask for any details, he just puts on a blank stare and changes the discussion to something else.