They love me, they love me not… here’s a graphic showing Spotify’s friends and partners (on the left) versus their “enemies” and competitors (on the right).
According to CNET, Apple are actively trying to dissuade the American record labels from signing up with Spotify. Google may also turn out to be a Spotify competitor/killer, and Microsoft too (despite Daniel Ek and Steve Ballmer’s recent Windows Phone 7 love-in). The music cloud battle-lines are drawn: who do you love?
Add INQ to the friends side, possibly RIM too (but let’s wait for Spotify Mobile for BlackBerry).