Spotify's first browser-based music player is on its way, with a beta-stage release coming in a matter of weeks. The Verge pointed to an early-stage and limited unwrapping this week, with a broader aim to complement mainline desktop, mobile, and tablet applications. One of the most requested Spotify features, a web-based, browser-dependent player would be convenient for those who cannot or will not download the app version.
On December 12th, a benefit concert for those victimized by Hurricane Sandy will be held at New York's Madison Square Garden. The lineup of "12.12.12" includes Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Kanye West, and more. Ticket sales and prices have yet to be announced.
Rains, then pours. The latest soggy payout disclosures related to Spotify and Pandora are coming from Galaxy 500 frontman Damon Krukowski, who spilled another shockingly paltry sum on the pages of Pitchfork. "Since we own our own recordings, by my calculations it would take songwriting royalties for roughly 312,000 plays on Pandora to earn us the profit of one--one--LP sale," Krukowski lamented. "On Spotify, one LP is equivalent to 47,680 plays."
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And the 777 Tour is off the tarmac... Rihanna recently piled fans and journalists aboard a Boeing 777 for her 7 concerts in 7 countries for her 7th album tour. That's a lot of 7s. And here's one way to get a stunning review: mid-flight, Rihanna served champagne and cognac to passengers, and even included a diamond in each party bag.
Safety in numbers? Topspin Media, INgrooves Fontana, Firebrand, Artist Growth, and Pledgemusic have just pacted to create 'the music industry's most powerful toolset,' with end-to-end solutions in mind. The partnership could represent a half-step towards consolidation in the oversaturated and profit-challenged DIY space; unconfirmed rumors continue to point to investor agitas around Topspin, though CEO Ian Rogers has strongly denied that chatter.
But, you promised? It looks like American ISPs will not be disconnecting repeated infringers after all. According to recent statements from top executives at Verizon and Time Warner Cable, multiple warnings and threats will be enough to satisfy obligations under the 'six strikes' agreement.
Mixify.com has now officially launched. This is an interactive, live-streaming site where DJs can broadcast their sets from actual events and release pre-recorded mixes. Fans can enjoy real-time analytics and engage with their favorite DJs on this socially driven platform.
Murfie has just partnered with Sonos to combine the benefits of both streaming/digital downloading and owning a physical copy of a CD. Murfie.com is an online social music marketplace for storing, streaming, downloading, buying, selling, and trading music.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released their first full census of female and minority owned commercial broadcast radio and television stations. Data revealed that women own 7 percent of radio and television stations, and ethnic minorities own about 5 percent.
The Music 4.5 Social Music seminar is will be happening on Tuesday, November 20th in London. The main focus will be on how technology influences the music and social networking worlds, and how it continuously changes business models.
Taylor Swift's Red has been the top-selling album for three weeks in a row, with 196,225 just this week according to Soundscan. The rest of the pack featured Now 44, which grabbed number two on sales of 98,698. Third place goes to Rod Stewart's Merry Christmas Baby, which shifted 73,543 copies.
HansH Friday, November 16, 2012
Wanna give the Spotify Web App a try?
Visitor Friday, November 16, 2012
If I read one more thing here about Spotify I think I'm going to puke. Spotify? Who cares. And I hate that stupid non-music, any-dot-com-usa name.
Me Friday, November 16, 2012
You're reading the wrong blog then.
Superanos Sunday, November 18, 2012
Spotify's web player has a massive fault in it. It plays music in unprotected 160kbps MP3 files.
That means: you can use any one of those browser plugins that detects media on a webpage and downloads it. Yes, you can download music off Spotify. Legal piracy anyone?
For Chrome, FVD Video Downloader does the job and Firefox has Video DownloadHelper.