Spotify Launches New Platform
November 30, 2011 at 2:18 PM (PT)
SPOTIFY has just launched the SPOTIFY Platform. which gives third-party developers the opportunity to build innovative, engaging music-based apps. The first generation of SPOTIFY Apps features 16 partner apps, 12 of them were available at TODAY's launch.
The 13 global partners launching on the SPOTIFY App Finder include BILLBOARD, FUSE, THE GUARDIAN, LAST.FM, MOODAGENT, PITCHFORK, ROLLING STONE, SONGKICK, SOUNDROP, TUNEWIKI and WE ARE HUNTED, with TOP10 and SHAREMYPLAYLISTS apps coming soon.
"Once you take a look, you’ll see why we believe this is truly the beginning of something game-changing for digital music," SPOTIFY CEO/Founder DANIEL EK said. "We think this will lead to integrations that keep SPOTIFY beautiful and simple, but layer in great musical experiences designed to be social and fun. It’s what our users have been asking us for."
"With the choice of millions of different tracks, deciding on what to listen to can be confusing. As the experts in music recommendation based on the listening habits of 40 million passionate music fans around the world, it was a natural fit for LAST.FM to partner with SPOTIFY and provide the solution to this dilemma," CBS INTERACTIVE MUSIC GROUP. Pres. DAVID GOODMAN said. "Music discovery has always been at the heart of everything we do at Last.fm so we’re delighted to now extend this ethos to a whole new community of music lovers.”
The new App Finder can be previewed here.