It happens every day: A band posts their newest touring schedule to Facebook and two second later, BAM, the torrent begins: “Come to Boston!” “Come to Toyko!” “Come to Nowheresville, USA!” Most of the time, those pleas go unanswered. How is a band to know if they’ll have a substantial enough audience in Nowheresville? Will they make any cash playing there? That’s where Detour comes in.
On Wednesday, Spotify announced that it will now include a series of third-party apps within its desktop service as part of the newly coined “Spotify Platform.” Eleven of those apps launched yesterday (more will roll out in time) and we downloaded them all, so you don’t have to.