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Spotify gapless playback

A much anticipated feature in Spotify is being rolled out by the Swedish music service: gapless playback of music and crossfade. Gapless playback lets the tracks flow seamlessly without any silence between – the lack of which has been bugging the users who listen to classical…

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Spotify officially launches in the US

Spotify has officially launched in the US. The company announced today that the streaming music service finally is available in the world’s largest music market. The US service does not differ much from what is offered in Europe and prices are as anticipated: $9.99 for the…

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WE7: Peter Gabriel’s online music effort

The UK music service WE7 launched in the UK April 2007 as a download site, then shifted focus in November 2008 to streaming music. In February 2010 WE7 embraced the freemium business model by offering an advert-free service for a monthly subscription. The service claims over 3…

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Import your playlists with Groovylist

You are perhaps using last.fm, Spotify or iTunes to stream your music? Now you can import your playlists to Grooveshark, the freemium on demand US streaming music service, using the nifty, little application Groovylists. Groovylists takes your playlist from Spotify, last.fm or exported iTunes XML…

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Spotify to power Facebook Music?

It has been rumoured for a long time that Facebook and Spotify were planning an integrated music service that would extend beyond the current facility in Spotify where, using Facebook Connect, users can connect to friends on Facebook and share playlists and songs from the…

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Spotify secures 100 Million USD in funding

The US launch of music service Spotify could be imminent as the company secures 100 million US dollars in funding. Reports have it the that the London-based Swedish startup has been negotiating for six months to conclude the round. Funds come from the private investment firm…

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SoundCloud reaches 5 million users

Launched in 2008, the social audio platform SoundCloud founded by the Swedes Alexander Jung and Eric Wahlforss just reached 5 million users. The news were made known in the SoundCloud blog on 15 June, where an infographic was posted showing the explosive growth of the cloud service….