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New iRadio Ad Details Surface Ahead of Expected Launch Next Week

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Following a report earlier this week that suggested Apple's iAd staff would be responsible for securing advertising deals to support Apple's upcoming streaming music service, AdAge has confirmed the rumor and released new details on how the upcoming service, dubbed "iRadio," will function. AdAge claims that iRadio, which Apple plans...
New iRadio Ad Details Surface Ahead of Expected Launch Next Week

Report claims Apple's iRadio will include both audio ads and traditional iAds

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Following several reports from earlier this week claiming Apple’s much rumored free, ad-supported radio service would be tightly integrated with its iAd business, AdAge claims to have more details on how ads will work in the service. In case you were wondering whether or not the ads would be audio...
Report claims Apple's iRadio will include both audio ads and traditional iAds

Spotify Play Button enables music embedding on any website

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Spotify has created a way for fans to embed any song from its catalog on their websites and blogs, the company announced Wednesday. The Spotify Play Button takes the URL of any song and turns it into an embed code which can be pasted into a webpage, allowing any...
Spotify Play Button enables music embedding on any website

Music Upstart Songza Co-Founders On Battling Pandora, Spotify

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Ever since I met the Songza guys at New York Tech Meetup, I’ve wanted to learn more about the app. It’s the first music service that I’ve been excited to use, mostly because it removes the work entirely. I’ve been curious about a few things, like how Songza plans...
Music Upstart Songza Co-Founders On Battling Pandora, Spotify

Vadio wants to turn the world's radio stations into music television

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Video may end up saving the radio star, after all: Portland-based digital music startup Vadio has come up with a way to turn any radio station into a MTV-like feed of music videos, complete with DVR-like catch-up functionality. Radio stations across the globe love it, and are lining up to...
Vadio wants to turn the world's radio stations into music television

Content with your groceries?: Tesco buys music streamer We7

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Turns out, supermarkets want to rule the UK’s digital media roost. Tesco is buying up plucky online music service We7 as the latest plank of its digital ambitions, with 91 percent selling for £10.8 million and the remainder lined up by the chain for later, according to MusicWeek. Propelled on...
Content with your groceries?: Tesco buys music streamer We7

Apple's "iRadio" reportedly close to launch, yet labels still have to sign

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The "iRadio" rumor is back, and there are new details on how Apple hopes to generate more revenue for music studios than competing services. According to sources who spoke to CNET, Apple's rumored streaming service would offer users a quick way to buy songs through iTunes, "potentially boosting download...
Apple's "iRadio" reportedly close to launch, yet labels still have to sign
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Watch out Pandora: Spotify starts testing web-based streaming music app

Pandora Remixes Its Free Listening Limits

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Faced with ever-rising music licensing fees, music streaming service Pandora has implemented a 40-hour per month limit on free mobile listening - a small change that has large implications on the state of music delivery services. The reason for the listening cap, according to Pandora cofounder Tim Westergren, is due...
Pandora Remixes Its Free Listening Limits

Apple to sell audio ads on iRadio, source says

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Apple is planning to sell both audio and banner ads for its upcoming streaming music service, often nicknamed iRadio, claims Ad Age. The information is said to come from a former Apple executive familiar with the situation. Ad sales will reportedly stem through iAd, which so far has concentrated only...
Apple to sell audio ads on iRadio, source says

The first six startups out of Matter that hope to change media

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In December, Matter launched in San Francisco with the intent of bringing a culture of disruption to public media. The accelerator said it would take five media-focused startups that had working prototypes and the drive to build businesses that align with the “for the public good” mission of public media....
The first six startups out of Matter that hope to change media

Titanic 3D: Spotify launches its first advertiser page across Europe with 20th Century Fox

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Spotify is ramping up its revenue efforts by launching its first branded advertiser page across Europe, in cahoots with 20th Century Fox, to promote the release of Titanic 3D. Thus far, the music-streaming service has seemingly been banking on monetizing through subscriptions and advertising (on the free accounts), but with...
Titanic 3D: Spotify launches its first advertiser page across Europe with 20th Century Fox

Apple Close to Striking Deal with Record Labels for iRadio

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Apple is close to signing a deal with both Warner Music and Universal Music Group for its rumored streaming music service, reports CNET. Content negotiations between Apple and record companies were said to have stagnated because the Cupertino-based company was offering low royalty rates, but CNET's sources say that Apple's...
Apple Close to Striking Deal with Record Labels for iRadio
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Reuters sources back iRadio debut at WWDC, audio ads

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Apple is indeed planning to launch a streaming music service at WWDC next week, and carry audio ads on it, according to new sources. One of the people tells Reuters that Apple has contacted some of its bigger advertisers, but hasn't started selling the service extensively. The sources also back...
Reuters sources back iRadio debut at WWDC, audio ads

Microsoft To Monetize Free Xbox Music Streams With TargetSpot Ads

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Microsoft has tapped New York City-based TargetSpot to deliver in-stream audio ads for its cloud-based Xbox Music digital music streaming service, which is available on Xbox 360 consoles, Windows RT tablets and PCs and Windows 8 tablets and smartphones. More specifically, TargetSpot says it will serve audio ads across all...
Microsoft To Monetize Free Xbox Music Streams With TargetSpot Ads

Exclusive: Spotify to begin rolling out browser-based music app in beta today

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Spotify today plans to begin the roll out of its first ever browser-based music player, The Verge has learned from sources close to the company. The web player looks a lot like its desktop counterparts on Mac and Windows, but only includes a "basic" feature set: search, Spotify Radio,...
Exclusive: Spotify to begin rolling out browser-based music app in beta today

Spotify confirms beta launch of browser-based music app, currently only available to a "small number of users"

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As is often the case with Spotify, if users complain and request a feature enough, it eventually comes. Earlier in the year, that was the case for the music streaming company’s iPad app and now The Verge is reporting that it will launch a browser-based player for the service. The...
Spotify confirms beta launch of browser-based music app, currently only available to a "small number of users"

Leadbolt Customizes Mobile Ads To Match The User Lifecycle

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Leadbolt is one of those startups that’s been flying under the radar for a while (more than two years in fact), but now it’s ready to talk about what its founders describe as a smarter, more innovative approach to mobile advertising. According to CEO Dale Carr, most mobile ad companies...
Leadbolt Customizes Mobile Ads To Match The User Lifecycle

Interview: TuneIn CEO plans radio ad pre-rolls, personalization

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The online radio service TuneIn wants to insert pre-roll audio ads before broadcasters’ streams and is planning to improve discovery with personalization features, after taking $16 million investment this summer. Audio ads The outfit, which aggregates metadata and streams for 70,000 stations, has 40 million active users and serves iAd...
Interview: TuneIn CEO plans radio ad pre-rolls, personalization

JBL runs TV ads; watch out, Bose

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Hi-fi and audio ads on TV are rare, but JBL ran a few on Sunday night's Grammy Awards show....
JBL runs TV ads; watch out, Bose

Apple's iAd Staff Preparing to Handle iRadio Advertising Duties

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Apple's iAd engineers and sales personnel are preparing to handle new advertising duties to support Apple's new streaming music service nicknamed iRadio, Bloomberg reports. Apple hopes to launch the major new advertising-supported initiative next week at WWDC. In an extensive report, citing 'people familiar with the changes', Bloomberg reports that...
Apple's iAd Staff Preparing to Handle iRadio Advertising Duties

Apple preparing to launch ad-backed 'iRadio' next week, sources say

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iPhone maker will use iAd service to sell ads on streaming music service that is expected to be announced at WWDCApple is gearing up to sell audio ads on a music-streaming service it intends to unveil at its developers conference next week, sources have told Reuters, going up against Google...
Apple preparing to launch ad-backed 'iRadio' next week, sources say

Spotify Radio Nudges Millions of Listeners Toward Paying For Music

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Last week, Spotify made a big splash by launching an unexpected new feature. The company made Spotify Radio, a Pandora-style Internet radio service formerly for the desktop, available to mobile devices as well. Spotify Radio is notable not just because it's available on iOS, or because could pose a challenge...
Spotify Radio Nudges Millions of Listeners Toward Paying For Music

Windows Phone 8 finally gets Pandora app -- ad-free for 2013

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At long last, Pandora released its Windows Phone 8 app this morning. Microsoft says the free app will come without ads for the remainder of the year — a benefit usually reserved for the premium Pandora service. Unique features include the ability to pin personalized radio stations to Windows...
Windows Phone 8 finally gets Pandora app -- ad-free for 2013

Songza's Canada Launch Nabs 1 Million New Users In 70 Days

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Songza, a free app that streams expertly curated playlists to your phone, tablet or computer based on your activities, has topped 1 million downloads in Canada. The app only launched a couple months ago (70 days ago, to be exact). It goes to show the power of a creative business...
Songza's Canada Launch Nabs 1 Million New Users In 70 Days

TargetSpot: Internet Radio Advertising, Online Audio Ads

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TargetSpot: Internet Radio Advertising, Online Audio Ads

Apple reportedly finalizing deals for free international iTunes music streaming service

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Apple is said to be close to signing a deal with Warner Music and Universal Music Group that would pave the way for its much-rumored streaming music service, according to CNET. While details of the service remain fuzzy, CNET’s sources suggest that it will be a free service that is...
Apple reportedly finalizing deals for free international iTunes music streaming service
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