WIMP – new music streaming service

Thank you. Another music flat rate! Aspiro from Sweden launches its streaming service WiMP in Germany. The basics are no different from the other services available in Germany (Spotify, Deezer, Napster, Rara, Rdio, Juke, Musicload Nonstop, Simfy, Sony Music Unlimited) – The usual ~16 million songs from all majors and various independent labels, – 5, -EUR/month for basic access (only for the computer) – 10,-EUR/month for additional access from mobile devices – Apps for iPhone / iPad, Android, Windows Mobile 7, Symbian (yet?) no web…

Spotify about to launch a web radio?

Spotify is planning to launch a radio service similar to Pandora. According to reports Spotify is smooching with potential content partners already. At Spotify it’s the users themselves building lists which could be fed into a radio stream, at Pandora it’s an automated recommendation system that starts streaming stuff as soon as you gave the…

Crowdjuke

Music Hack day again. Crowdjuke is a new app, created by Facebook partner engineer Matt Kelly. The as-yet-unreleased app pulls the music preferences of friends that have RSVP’d to a particular event, then uses Rdio’s music library to create a playlist combining their tastes. Nothing we haven’t seen before, the real problem with crowd-sourced playlisting is how…

Rdio builds a sales army

Subscription based music streaming service Rdio announced to publish their APIs for developers in order to add 8 million songs from the rdio catalogue to social features. New subscribers signed in to rdio via such applications ($5 or $10 per month) will bring a 2% to 3% commission for developers. This is how you outsource…