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Spotify: An Independent Artist’s View

Spotify: An Independent Artist’s View

Northern Kind are Sarah Heeley and Matt Culpin, an English synthpop band who’ve worked with synth-stars such as Alan Wilder (Depeche Mode, Recoil), Kajagoogoo, and Simon Heyworth (Simple Minds, Mike Oldfield). Northern Kind’s 2nd album WIRED was my favourite release of 2009 and it has been available on Spotify for a few months now. I asked Matt about his experiences of Spotify from an artist’s point of view: how he went [...]
Interview with Spotibot Developer

Interview with Spotibot Developer

First came Spotibot: a Spotify music recommendation service on Twitter (reviewed here). This included a Better Links service to spruce up the drab Spotify link pages with album art and track listings. Then came the excellent Spotibot Playlist Generator: a mashup that creates custom playlists for you based on similar artists. Now Spotibot is ready for walkies: introducing Spotibot Mobile, a webapp for Spotify Mobile that helps you to find [...]
Confessions of a Music Pirate

Confessions of a Music Pirate

Mister Double-X is a 30-something married father of two with a full-time job in the IT industry. He owns a 4-bedroom house, drives a BMW, and plays football once a week. Mister Double-X is also a habitual music pirate. Until very recently, The Pirate Bay would be his first port of call whenever he felt like listening to some new (or old) music. But thanks to Spotify, he has begun the slow withdrawal and is weaning himself off the torrents [...]
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