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Is Spotify For Sale?

06/12/2014

Are major labels trying to sell Spotify for $10 billion? According to Digital Music News – which, alas, is wrong more often than right, but which does get gossip from music industry insiders – the major labels who collectively own 20% of Spotify are trying to sell the streaming music service. If this is true, […]

Did You Know that Spotify Uses Peer-to-Peer Networking?

04/02/2014

Most people don’t know this, but Spotify uses peer-to-peer networking for its streaming. In other words, when you choose to stream a specific song or album from Spotify, you may get your stream from Spotify itself, or you may get it from other users. The problem with this is that peer-to-peer networking may affect your […]

Streaming Silence and Scamming Spotify

03/19/2014

An article in the Guardian today explains how Vulfpeck, a funk band from Michigan, has released an album of silence, in order to scam spottily. Their new album Sleepify consists of 10 songs of absolute silence, each clocking in at either 31 or 32 seconds long (tracks need to be listened to for 30 seconds […]