Music lovers know Spotify as an app that enables you to share what you're listening to on Facebook. Today Spotify announced it's turning Spotify into a platform for other apps -- open up the service and you'll find an "app finder" on the left.
The service wants to be the destination for all things music, pitting it against Apple's iTunes, Google's new music store and Amazon's MP3 store. But unlike those tech giants Spotify isn't selling music ownership, but access. (Spotify has two options-- a free service with ads, and an add-free premium service which users can access from mobile devices.)
Spotify gathered journalists for its debut of its new music "ecosystem," which enables apps to be used within Spotify, which means users can play music from within any app. Taking the stage with Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner explained that Rolling Stone is partnering with the service to help users discover new music by creating playlists every day.