Spotify has patched an exploit that allowed a Chrome browser extension to download any song available on the music streaming service. We have tested and can confirm that the Downloadify tool is no longer able to connect to Spotify’s web player. By allowing premium users to store tracks locally as part of their monthly subscription, Spotify inadvertently allowed the Downloadify tool to grab a copy of any song from its catalog of over 20 million tracks.
Google moved quickly to remove Downloadify from the Chrome Web Store but it is still available via a repository on GitHub. Developer Robin Aldenhoven confirmed to The Verge that the tool no longer works, noting that Spotify had employed a more streamlined and secure protocol that makes it harder to request stored tracks. Aldenhoven also said that the project would not be updated to circumvent Spotify’s new security measures. We have reached out to Spotify for confirmation.
Source: The Verge (by Chris Welch)
Former Girls’ frontman Christopher Owens recently announced a string of intimate concerts this June and is also offering a free download of an acoustic version of his solo debut Lysandre.
Owens previously toured all over the world with a seven-piece band, but he’ll now perform entirely acoustic shows through June starting in Salt Lake City, Utah. The setlist will feature songs from both his solo career and Girls.
Check out the recently announced summer tour dates below.
Christopher Owens Acoustic Tour Dates:
7 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ The State Room
8 - Denver, Colo. @ Bluebird Theatre
11 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ Icehouse
12 - Chicago, Ill. @ Hideout
15 - New York, N.Y. @ The Slipper Room
16 - New York, N.Y. @ The Slipper Room
19 - Atlanta, Ga. @ The Earl
20 - Nashville, Tenn. @ High Watt
21 - Oxford, Miss. @ Lamar Lounge
23 - Austin, Texas @ Cactus Cafe