Thursday, June 18, 2020

Pacemaker DJ app secures extension to Spotify API shutdown | Music Ally

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Spotify was ending its support for DJ apps, meaning that they’d be unable to use its API to provide music for their users.

One of the main DJ app makers, Algoriddim, is switching to Tidal and SoundCloud, while another, Pacemaker, recently told Music Ally that it would be striking its own direct licensing deals to replace the Spotify integration.

With Spotify planning to shut down access to its API from 1 July, there was a tight deadline on those negotiations, but now Pacemaker has secured an extension. “I’m happy to say that Spotify has agreed to allow the Pacemaker app to keep working with Spotify as it does now, while we transition into the new experience where music will come directly via our own licenses,” explained CEO Jonas Norberg in an email this morning. No specific dates were given for the extension: we imagine it’s very much a ‘how long is a piece of string?’ thing.

Stuart Dredge


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