links for 2009-10-07

  • We took a big step in our journey and opened Spotify up to the public. It’s been a wild ride since then, even more than we could have imagined and today we celebrated with a little cake in the office.
  • "Der Versuch, sich über eine Bonus-CD mit Meditations-Musik trotzdem in die Musikcharts zu schleichen, war eines Comedians vom Rang Mario Barths zwar würdig, am Ende aber doch nicht regelkonform."
  • "Band quit! F*** them! They are boring rich kids who can't play for s*** anyways," the singer wrote on his Twitter site. "Say hello to your ugly and boring wifes, opps I mean life guys, suck it."
  • The Dutch collecting society for composers and music publishers Buma/Stemra has lost it completely so it seems. They plan to charge Dutch bloggers and website owners ridiculously high sums for using embedded YouTube music videos. That's right, apparently someone at the organisation dug up an 'old' idea from 2008 to start charging bloggers for every embedded video they have on their site. And this starting from 2010. The prices (ex VAT) for embedding videos are shocking…