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Spotify Begins Adding Label Content Apps: UMG, Sony, Warner, Def Jam & More

thedroidguy.com, spotify, cnet, engadget, thevergeLast year Spotify opened up their development platform inviting developers to develop using Spotify APIs. Most of the major record labels have jumped at that opportunity.

Thursday Spotify announced that they’ve added 12 new apps from major record labels including: Universal, Sony, Warner, Def Jam, and Matador.

Some of the highlights include Spotify’s new Classify app which is a discovery app for classical music. You can browse composers, instruments, moods, eras and genres. The app features some of the best classical music at your finger tips along with some of the stories behind it.

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Def Jam has added an app that takes you through their entire catalog. The Def Jam Classics is filled with great music like LL Cool Jay’s Radio album, Beastie Boys License to Ill and throwbacks from the likes of EPMD, Slick Rick and many more. There’s also a New Shit playlist for all of their newest stuff. Many of our readers will be particularly interested in the “Rocafella Years”. Also most of the Def Jam roster of artists have added playlists of their favorite music as well.

Warner’s app covers their vast array of artists from Aretha Franklin, The Doors and the Grateful Dead to Linkin Park, Wiz Khalifa and Bruno Mars.

While many of the apps are just curated playlists by the label of themselves we’re looking at it like the ultimate virtual box sets for Spotify. The apps are free for Spotify members.