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  • Spotify Free users get Hendrix video exclusive
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    Spotify Free users get Hendrix video exclusive

    By 25 February 2010

    Spotify has announced that it's going to be running its first ever music video - a promotional clip for Jimi Hendrix's record company's latest round of grave-robbing - the Valleys of Neptune album, which has been compiled from some of the last sessions...

  • Warner Music to quit Spotify, Last.fm?
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    Warner Music to quit Spotify, Last.fm?

    By 10 February 2010

    Major record label Warner Music, who own recordings from artists as diverse as Muse, A-Ha, Dragonforce and the Monkees, has threatened to stop licensing its music to free streaming services like Spotify, Last.fm and Pandora. Warner's CEO, Edgar Bronfman...

  • Spotify update revamps related artists
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    Spotify update revamps related artists

    By 3 February 2010

    Spotify has rolled out a small update to its desktop client - the first in a few months. Bringing the version number up to 0.3.23, the update adds a "related artists" tab to artist pages which allows you to see what bands sound similar to whatever you're...

  • Five music hacks from the future
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    Five music hacks from the future

    By 2 February 2010

    What did you do last weekend? Cleaned the house? Watched some football? Had a few friends over? In Stockholm, a group of coders were far too busy for any of that. Instead, they hunkered down and built the future of music at Stockholm Music Hack Day. The...

  • More Android phones on 3 but iPad very unlikely
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    More Android phones on 3 but iPad very unlikely

    By 2 February 2010

    Anyone thinking of getting in on 3's value data package with the iPad can think again. According to the company's UK CEO, Kevin Russell, it would be out of keeping for the network to try to compete with the bigger players. While he expected Apple's new...

  • Spotify's Premium service growing fast
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    Spotify's Premium service growing fast

    By 26 January 2010

    At the MIDEM conference in Cannes, Spotify has revealed that it's managed to convert more than 250,000 of its total 7 million users to its paid service, which costs £10 per month. If our sums are right, that means revenues of about £2.5 million, before...

  • Get your Last.fm recommendations in Spotify
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    Get your Last.fm recommendations in Spotify

    By 18 January 2010

    Another improvement has been rolled out to Spotify recommendations engine Spotibot. The service, which aims to help users find music they like, but just don't know yet, has added Last.fm integration. What that means is that instead of having to put in...

  • VIDEO: Unofficial Maemo Spotify app built
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    VIDEO: Unofficial Maemo Spotify app built

    By 18 January 2010

    A coder by the name of Eskil, distraught by a response from Spotify's support team that the company isn't planning any development on the Maemo platform, has taken matters into his own hands and built a client of his own on the platform. It's based on...

  • Oxford University bans Spotify
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    Oxford University bans Spotify

    By 18 January 2010

    It's being reported that Oxford University, one of the UK's foremost academic institutions, has banned the use of music streaming service Spotify from its network. The University's computing services department, OUCS, has pinned the blame on the large...

  • Spotify USA to launch with Nexus One?
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    Spotify USA to launch with Nexus One?

    By 4 January 2010

    Speculation is floating around that Spotify could launch the long-promised US edition of its service as soon as 5 January, and that a deal has been reached with the labels that would allow the US access to the free edition of the software which has proved...

  • First five... Symbian apps to download
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    First five... Symbian apps to download

    By 1 January 2010

    If you bagged a Symbian-based phone for Christmas then congratulations - you've joined around half of the global smartphone market in terms of OS market share. While new Nokia owners would do well to check out the manufacturer's own Ovi Store for apps...

  • Deck your halls with Christmas music
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    Deck your halls with Christmas music

    By 24 December 2009

    It's Christmas. The season of eating, drinking, making merry, and - most importantly - giving. So here's what we're giving you this Christmas - the gift of music. The gift of Cliff Richard, Mr Blobby, and Rage Against the Machine. We're giving you the...

  • Spotify publishes top tracks of 2009
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    Spotify publishes top tracks of 2009

    By 23 December 2009

    Spotify has announced its most listened-to tracks of 2009, based on the number of streams each track got across the six countries where the service is available. The Black Eyed Peas took the top spot with "I Gotta Feeling", followed up closely by Flo...

  • 3 rolls out Spotify for its Symbian handsets
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    3 rolls out Spotify for its Symbian handsets

    By 23 December 2009

    Mobile network 3 has announced that its contract customers will shortly be able to get access to Spotify for Symbian handsets through the operator's "Planet 3" portal. The service still costs the standard £10 per month, but the operator says "over 6...

  • Spotify issues Symbian update
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    Spotify issues Symbian update

    By 17 December 2009

    If you've been using the new Spotify app on your Symbian phone and found it a little buggy, then good news as the music streaming service has announced an update. Spotify has released the update - Version 0.3.22 - that's said to "fix a number of issues...

  • Streaming music services growing rapidly
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    Streaming music services growing rapidly

    By 10 December 2009

    According to the latest research from Rajar, personalised online radio services are going from strength-to-strength with 4.5 million Brits tuning in during the month of October. That's a whopping 55% increase on the same figures from last year, which...

  • Spotify on Android gets updated
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    Spotify on Android gets updated

    By 10 December 2009

    The Spotify Android application has been updated to version 0.3.24. The upgrade brings two major new features, as well as a bunch of smaller improvements to the client, which we rated as better than the iPhone version. The biggest feature of the release...

  • Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards winners announced
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    Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards winners announced

    By 7 December 2009

    This year’s hottest gadgets have been announced at the 6th Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards, letting consumers know exactly what the best gadgets, gizmos and tech is from 2009.  The votes cast by over 50 experts from tech and mainstream publications...

  • The low down: Product of the Year 2009
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    The low down: Product of the Year 2009

    By 4 December 2009

    The Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 are finally upon us and this weekend is your last chance to vote for the very best in technology that we've seen over the year. Today is our final look at the contenders for prizes and our final task is to name...

  • Mewbox launches world's first music store for Android
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    Mewbox launches world's first music store for Android

    By 3 December 2009

    Today saw the arrival of the first DRM-free music download service specifically for Google Android with the launch of Mewbox. The online store offers a catalogue of over 4 million tracks from 23,000 different labels straight to any phone or other Android...

  • Alicia Keys' new album to debut on Spotify
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    Alicia Keys' new album to debut on Spotify

    By 3 December 2009

    Spotify has announced Alicia Keys' new album is to debut early on the online streaming service.   Keys' fourth studio album, "The Element of Freedom", will be exclusively on Spotify from 7 December - a week before its official UK release on 14 December....

  • MySpace Music comes to UK
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    MySpace Music comes to UK

    By 3 December 2009

    MySpace has announced that its MySpace Music streaming service, available for more than a year in the States, has been rolled out in the UK following launches in Australia and New Zealand. The service, which features a "personal music management toolset",...

  • Spotify launches gift subscriptions
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    Spotify launches gift subscriptions

    By 2 December 2009

    Spotify has announced that it's launching the ability to gift a premium subscription, just in time for the holidays. The feature, which has been much-requested by users, should increase the proportion of people paying for the service. A paid Premium subscription...

  • 10 perfect Christmas presents for... music geeks
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    10 perfect Christmas presents for... music geeks

    By 27 November 2009

    Welcome to the audio side of our Pocket-lint perfect Christmas gift guide instalments. If there is a music geek in the family or a loved one itching to be just that, then you're in the right place. You've already done the shopping for the Apple fanboy/girl...

  • The low down: Best Software, Service, App 2009
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    The low down: Best Software, Service, App 2009

    By 27 November 2009

    Day 5 of our Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 nominees round-up and it's time for the growth area of tech that is software, services and apps. This category has been blown wide open of late with some enormous releases in 2009 as well as the explosion...