Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Spotify launches new music app with Guardian

The Guardian has gone into partnership with Spotify to create a music app for the new Spotify Platform.

Using the Guardian’s Open Platform service, the app brings album reviews from the Guardian and Observer straight to Spotify’s users, who will also be directed to the Guardian’s website from the app where they can rate or review albums.

The Guardian says its app for Spotify builds on Guardian News & Media’s digital-first strategy, which was announced earlier this year.

Caspar Llewellyn Smith, music editor, Guardian News & Media, said: "We're big admirers of Spotify, and have recently partnered with them for a series of exclusive gigs. Now, with our app, which allows Spotify users to read our latest album reviews within the service, I think we're adding real value to what it is they do. It's also a great illustration of what third parties can do with the Guardian's ground-breaking Open Platform."

Spotify is also offering an app in partnership with Rolling Stone magazine.

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