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  • WiMP Takes The Music Streaming Fight To Deezer In… Poland

    WiMP Takes The Music Streaming Fight To Deezer In… Poland

    WiMP, the Norwegian music streaming service owned by Aspiro, has announced that it is expanding into Poland, stepping on the toes of European competitor Deezer, the other major player operating in the country. The move also sees WiMP set up a local office in Warsaw, while (impressively) the company has recruited ex-Head of Digital at Universal Music Polska, Adrian Ciepichal, as Polish… Read More

  • No lock-in here – WiMP calls for industry to support playlist import/export

    The more time (and money) that you invest in a music streaming service like Spotify, building playlists, adding favourites and so forth, the more locked in to that service you potentially become. But it doesn’t have to be that way, says Scandinavian competitor WiMP (operated by Aspiro), which today introduces import and export of playlists along with a call to the industry to settle on… Read More

  • WiMP comes to Sweden – not afraid to step on Spotify's toes

    WiMP, the music streaming service owned by Aspiro, is bedding down in Scandinavia. Already available in Norway and Denmark, it’s “finally” coming to Sweden, once again via a distribution partnership with teclo Telenor. Sweden, of course, is the birthplace of competitor Spotify and telco agreements are seen as the future for cloud-based music services. So despite its… Read More

  • Spotify competitor WiMP lands on iPhone

    Anything you can do we can do too. WiMP, Norway’s local competitor to Spotify, has released an iPhone app that replicates most of the music streaming service’s features including, crucially, cached playlists for off-line playback. It’s a further sign that Spotify may have defined this type of service but that there is nothing stopping others from offering something similar… Read More

  • Spotify Gets Some Local Competition – But It’s A Bit Of A WiMP

    Although Sweden-born streaming music startup Spotify has done well in Scandinavian countries it would appear to now have a local competitor in the shape of a new service launching in Norway. Tech companies Aspiro and Platekompaniet have teamed up with telco Telenor to launch a music streaming service for Norwegian users. That’s all fine and dandy. However, someone there needs to go… Read More

  • Spotify gets some local competition – but it's a bit of a WiMP

    Although Sweden-born streaming music startup Spotify has done well in Scandinavian countries it would appear to now have a local competitor in the shape of a new service launching in Norway. Tech companies Aspiro and Platekompaniet have teamed up with telco Telenor to launch a music streaming service for Norwegian users. That’s all fine and dandy. However, someone there needs to go… Read More