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Overheard #SXSW 2010: Ek’s Keynote, Diversity, Live Music Startups & More

  • image from rm64.comThere were few surprises but some interesting sound bite's during Spotify CEO Daniel Ek's keynote at SXSW Interactive.
    • "We're thinking about adding more social networking...but Spotify won't become a social network.  We want to work with others." (He later mention Twitter and Facebook.)
    • "Browsing by genres is not an optimal way to search for music."
    • 320,000 paid subscribers up from 250,000 just 2 months ago.
    • "This isn't about ad-supported versus subscription. It's about both coming together to get people listening to music in a legal environment."
    • No word on when Spotify will launch in the US although the rumor is now May.
  • Lauren DeLisa Coleman of Punch Media takes a look at "The Diversity See-Saw of SXSW" (Huffington-Post
  • The "Start-Ups That Are Changing The Concert Business" panel. Glenn Peoples of Billboard has an overview.
  • Topspin Expands Platform, Opens API
  • Hypebot hits the ground running.


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