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Spotify to launch in the US today | News | TechRadar UK

Spotify will finally launch in the United States on Thursday with all four major record labels on board.

The hit European music-streaming jukebox will officially open its doors to American customers on Thursday morning, by invitation or subscription.

via Spotify to launch in the US today | News | TechRadar UK.

iRig Mic Brings Big Sound to iPhone and iPad

IK Multimedia bills its iRig Mic as “the first handheld, quality condenser microphone for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.” We’re not sure if it’s the first — we’ve seen other microphones for the iPhone in the past, but it is certainly one of the better units available.

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Facebook and Spotify agree major partnership, say reports | News | TechRadar UK

Facebook and Spotify have inked a deal to allow users to play songs through the social networking site, according to Forbes’ website.

The service, which will be called either Spotify on Facebook or Facebook Music, could be launched as soon as the next two weeks

via Facebook and Spotify agree major partnership, say reports | News | TechRadar UK.

Simple Music Discovery App Gives You Suggestions Without All the Bells & Whistles

Yes, music discovery apps that employ game mechanics or replicate galaxies are awesome, but sometimes you just need an app that will tell you what to listen to if you’re in the mood for something that sounds like Django Reinhardt without being Django Reinhardt.Enter SuperSonic [iTunes link], a new iPhone app from Hunted Media, powered by music recommendation platform The Echo Nest. Both of which were also behind Pocket Hipster.This free app is really not about thrills — fire it up and you’ll be presented with a list of every artist in your iTunes collection. Click on an artist to find similar acts, listen to samples via 7Digital, star favorites and buy those you really dig via iTunes. The app also lets you adjust settings to find musicians along a sliding scale of obscurity, danceability and tempo.And that’s basically it.

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Spotify launches Apple iTunes rival | Technology | guardian.co.uk

If you hate using Apples iTunes to synchronise songs on your iPod or iPhone, the music streaming service Spotify would like your attention. It is rolling out a new version of its desktop and mobile application for all of its users, including the ad-supported “free” users, which will synchronise tracks from their computer to iPods, iPhones and Android phones.It is also introducing its own music store, which will allow users to buy “bundles” to pay for MP3-encoded songs from the catalogue, in which buying a bigger bundle effectively gives a discount on the songs. Thus a “bundle” of 10 tracks costs £7.99, effectively costing 80p each, while a bundle of 100 costs £50.

via Spotify launches Apple iTunes rival | Technology | guardian.co.uk.

Amazon Cloud Player: First Impressions

Amazon has made its triumphant entry into the music streaming world with Amazon Cloud Player. Rather than stream a library of predetermined music (e.g. Pandora, Spotify), Cloud Player lets you upload your existing music library and stream it from any computer or Android device.

For the last 30 minutes, I’ve been testing out Cloud Player. While it’s impossible to get the full experience in half an hour (mostly because Amazon estimates it will be another 12 hours before my first 1,262 songs are uploaded), I’ve had enough time to play with it to write a preliminary evaluation of Amazon’s new streaming music service.

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