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DMT 113Darren Hemmings12th December 2012
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Steve Knopper
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Eliot Van Buskirk
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SPOTIFY ANNOUNCEMENT
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- Latest figures Founder Daniel Ek announced Spotify now has 20 million active users, 5 million paid subscribers, and has paid out a half billion dollars to artists’ record labels. 1 billion playlists that he calls “the lifeblood of Spotify.” In fact, Spotify has over 4.7 million playlists called “Love”. It now has 20 million active users, 5 million paying subscribers, and 1 million paying subscribers in the United States. Spotify launches Influencer Following Music Graph, Collection, And instant Previews to Aid Discoveryhttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/EAhnxHY-Hk8/Josh ConstineTechCrunch
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Spotify's Progress: challenging Rhapsody but freemium gap growinghttp://paidcontent.org/2012/12/06/spotifys-progress-challenging-rhapsody-but-freemium-gap-growing/Robert AndrewsPaidcontent
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- New Discovery interface (Follow, Discover, and Collection tabs )
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Did Spotify abandon a purely social approach by highlighting the follow feature as a way to get curated content from artists, journalists, experts? Robert Andrews gets some interesting comments in thereSpotify solves discovery by discovering that music ain't so social after allhttp://paidcontent.org/2012/12/06/spotify-solves-discovery-by-discovering-music-aint-so-social-after-all/Robert Andrews Paidcontent
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- Facebook and Music, Sean Parker's comment on his search for a great music service after leaving Facebook sparks some speculation from this writer that internal efforts at the company were not going in the right direction, could Facebook re-consider or is the close partnership with Spotify enough? Spotify: The Music Service That Facebook Could Have Been, Wanted To Be, Or Might Be One Day?

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/eXpB3jrboKU/Ingrid LundenTechCrunch
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- Metallica deal, what does it mean to Spotify as a service and to the industry at largeDigital Music antagonists Metallica finally come to Spotifyhttp://www.theverge.com/2012/12/6/3736286/metallica-finally-comes-to-spotifyBryan BishopThe Verge
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- Mobile, Venturebeat gets confirmation from chief product officer Gustav Söderström of Apps coming to mobile in early 2013, impact? Confirmed: Spotify Apps coming to mobile & web in Januaryhttp://venturebeat.com/2012/12/06/spotify-apps-coming-to-mobile-web/Sean LudwigVenturebeat
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Stuart Dredge reflects on conversion rates, paid-to-free percentage of active users standing at 20% when it had 3m subscribers, jumping to 27% when it had 4m, and now dropping back a bit to 25% at 5m. = Jump in free users in recent months
The morning after… More thoughts on Spotify’s stats and new features

http://musically.com/2012/12/07/the-morning-after-more-thoughts-on-spotifys-stats-and-new-features/Stuart DredgeMusicAlly
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- Brand partnershipsFor Coke, music has really hit the Spotifyhttp://www.adweek.com/news/technology/coke-music-really-hits-spotify-145793Christopher HeineAdweek
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- streaming services pay better than terrestrial radioRockonomics: £0.000073 ($0.00012), the value to labels/artists/performers of a spin per Radio listener in the UKhttp://davidtouve.com/2012/12/07/rockonomics-0-000073-0-00012-the-value-to-labelsartistsperformers-of-a-spin-per-radio-listener-in-the-uk/David TouveDavidtouve.com
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Business Matters: Streaming Services Pay Far Better Than Terrestrial Radiohttp://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/digital-and-mobile/business-matters-streaming-services-pay-1008045232.storyGlenn PeoplesBillboard
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