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Spotify goes all stars and stripes as it attempts America

Spotify hits the US. Over in Europe their route was "free" then "premium" which really meant pay for the version on your mobile. Over in the US it’s going to be different. $5 /month to get going or $10/month for the premium model (which has the smartphone capability) – plus some free accounts in the lucky dip of Web 2.0 services like Klout – mimicking the rush for invites and promoting Spotify online as people beg for invites. And of course Spotify has some entrenched opposition and the music labels in the US aren’t as friendly as they were in

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Spotify shows that the music industry has got it wrong

The news this morning that Spotify has tweaked the membership options of the online music service has been tweaked has drawn equal comments that “this is the end” and “congratulations on the innovation.” As with everything I suspect the truth is somewhere in between. I’ll leave the discussions of what the membership changes mean to Spotify as a business to other sites, but what I would say here is that if Spotify, which has a strong membership who are happy to pay £10 a month for online music – and that still isn’t enough to satisfy the big music labels

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