It was a matter of time before Spotify opened their platform to third parties. As a way to extend and become the de-facto music platform for pretty much everyone around the globe. We won’t deny it’s one of our preferred music streaming platforms, and if you start adding some great services to enrich the music experience, then you’ll find yourself sticking around the Swedish platform more time than you could imagine.
Think about it… if you’re one of those who tended to visit pitchfork for the “best new music” section, or read The Guardian’s critics every week, then go back to Spotify and see if they have it… well… there’s no longer the need to get out of Spotify. Or say you wanted to use the great recommendations from last.fm (Spotify somehow attempted to recreate with their overview & related artists sections), you just simply add the app as if you were adding a playlist to your left menu.
For the launch they’ve partnered with some big names (Rolling Stone, Songkick, Fuse, Soundrop….), some of those other great programs and sites that create your musical universe. As you can imagine the apps choice will get bigger & bigger… although we must say that as Spotify doesn’t have the rights to stream every single piece of music in the planet… well… half of those Pitchfork or The Guardian reviews aren’t directly accessible from the platform.
Still, it’s a great start to open the platform and keep attracting users… now all they have left is to enable publications like us embed our own spotify players on-line. More info this way.