Monday, April 11, 2011

Spotify portal collaborates with the Pope's visit to Spain

The popular online music portal Spotify has surprised some of its users to collaborate with the World Day of Youth Day 2011 (WYD), held from 16 to 22 August on the occasion of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the Spanish capital. On the page that displays the name of the sponsors and friends of the act, the Spotify logo appears on the Media Partners section, ie in the media who have negotiated an exchange of services with the event.

According to JMJ, Spotify is an Internet business that has offered its space on the Web for the issuance of wedges and the publication of promotional banners of religious days. For its part, Spotify clear that their status as 'half time' does not constitute sponsorship of the Pope's visit, as their agreement does not involve a financial contribution.

This decision has not been well received by some customers streaming music program. According to the website collects Rollingstone. is Xoxe Alberte blogger has discharged its premium subscription service after hearing the news. Alberte explained in his blog that he sent a message to Spotify to inquire where the money for the fee they were paid monthly.

According to the user, the company explained that they supported the pope's visit because they felt it was an act "important and constructive for the youth." Among others who have criticized what happened are the blogger James Perez, in his web Mentezurda or artist Antonio Luque, alias Mr.

Chinarro. Meanwhile, Spotify argues that many companies in which non-profit collaboration that will take into account complaints from users when to take further action.

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