Spotify Wants iOS Users To Skip Apple’s App Store, Save $3

Spotify Wants iOS Users To Skip Apple’s App Store, Save $3

Apple’s new streaming music service costs $10 per month. So does competing service Spotify, but if you subscribe through the Spotify iPhone app, they charge you an extra three bucks because of Apple’s 30% cut of every subscription sold through apps on their devices. However, Apple’s rules for what’s okay to put in an app mean that Spotify can’t actually tell you this, so they sent an e-mail to users explaining how to change your subscription. [More]

Facebook Planning To Get Into Music Game

Facebook Planning To Get Into Music Game

Now that Facebook is streaming movie rentals, it was only a matter of time until it got more deeply involved with music. Conflicting reports say that Facebook is going to either reveal its own music service or announce deeper integration with existing services at its developer conference Sept. 22. [More]

Thanks, Napster, But You Don't Need To Send Me My
Password

Thanks, Napster, But You Don't Need To Send Me My Password

Stephen says Napster sent him an email with his username and password because his subscription was about to expire. Upset by what he saw as an unsolicited violation of his privacy, he complained to the music service and got a response that assured him his “private information is safe.” [More]