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One issue holding up Apple iRadio: The economics of skipping songs

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Apple wants to roll out its streaming music service this summer, but it's still hammering out details with Sony Music over some very specific terms. [Read more]...
One issue holding up Apple iRadio: The economics of skipping songs
Will another $100M help Spotify deflect competition from Microsoft & Apple?

Pandora stock tumbles after report of rival service from Apple

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Shares of the online music service have taken a nosedive following a Wall Street Journal report that says Apple is planning its own similar service. [Read more]...
Pandora stock tumbles after report of rival service from Apple

Google's expected Spotify competitor: What it could mean for online music

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Google's rumored to be launching a new music service to compete with online music provider Spotify at its developers conference this week, according to a report from The Verge -- an announcement that could drop as soon as Wednesday. Read full article >>...
Google's expected Spotify competitor: What it could mean for online music

Grooveshark unveils Broadcast, a service to create user-run radio shows with custom audio playlists

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Music service Grooveshark announced on Monday that it will soon be launching a new service called Broadcast. The premise behind it is that it will allow anyone to create their own radio station. Similar to BlogTalkRadio meets Turntable.fm, Broadcast will let any user stream music or audio files to their...
Grooveshark unveils Broadcast, a service to create user-run radio shows with custom audio playlists

BlackBerry shuttering BBM Music service on June 2nd

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BlackBerry is shutting down its BBM Music discovery service after being in operation for less than two years, with hefty competition from Spotify, Pandora, and others likely to be the cause for the closure. BBM Music will stop functioning for subscribers as of June 2nd, with the phone manufacturer pointing...
BlackBerry shuttering BBM Music service on June 2nd

Microsoft turns on Zune Pass in several new countries, likely in preparation for Xbox Music's launch

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Zune is dead, long live Xbox Music, which is Zune, but in a new suit. The ‘Music’ app for Windows 8 is set to receive an update in the coming few weeks, and the Xbox Music service is widely expected to be set for release either on October 26th –...
Microsoft turns on Zune Pass in several new countries, likely in preparation for Xbox Music's launch

Pandora buys FM radio station in a wily move to fight music companies

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You might think that the biggest threat to Pandora right now is the just-announced iRadio, but Apple's upcoming music service isn't nearly as dangerous to Pandora's bottom line as music companies are. Pandora has been caught in a long and protracted battle to ensure that it can continue to...
Pandora buys FM radio station in a wily move to fight music companies

Now playing: Twitter #music

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Today, we're releasing Twitter #music, a new service that will change the way people find music, based on Twitter. It uses Twitter activity, including Tweets and engagement, to detect and surface the most popular tracks and emerging artists. It also brings artists’ music-related Twitter activity front and center: go to...
Now playing: Twitter #music

Deezer launches Windows 8 app for its on-demand music streaming service ahead of Spotify and Rdio

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On-demand music streaming service Deezer has launched an app for Windows 8 today, grabbing an early lead over rivals Spotify and Rdio. The app is available to users in more than 180 countries, although there’s still no word on a wider release in what could be its most important market...
Deezer launches Windows 8 app for its on-demand music streaming service ahead of Spotify and Rdio

Feature Friday: Concierge

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Eighty percent of all music listening happens in lean back mode where someone or something plays the music for you. That's a fact. I am not sure where I saw it, but I believe it to be true based on my own music listening experience. That's why I haven't found...
Feature Friday: Concierge

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

Microsoft introduces Xbox Music stream

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Microsoft announced its own streaming music service Monday, in a bid to expand its catalog of entertainment content. Xbox Music will let some Microsoft customers stream tunes for free, as well as search for particular artists, songs and albums for on-demand play. There will be a $9.99 subscription fee for...
Microsoft introduces Xbox Music stream

Rhapsody announces Napster launch in 14 countries across Europe

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As part of its Napster (and Napster International) acquisition from a while back, Rhapsody promised it would spread the music service across more places worldwide, with one of the many focuses being to have a stronger presence in Europe. Well, staying true to its word, Rhapsody's announcing today that...
Rhapsody announces Napster launch in 14 countries across Europe

Twitter's #music app for iOS leverages massive user base to recommend new music

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Twitter on Thursday opened up public access the new "Twitter #music" service and corresponding iOS app to its 200 million users, effectively creating an instant social network for music lovers to listen to trending hits, discover new artists and get crowd-sourced recommendations.    ...
Twitter's #music app for iOS leverages massive user base to recommend new music

Amazon scales up its Cloud Player music app for the iPad and iPad mini

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Amazon’s streaming music service, Cloud Player, has been available on iOS for more than six months, but designed for an iPhone or iPod touch screen. But as of Wednesday, it’s now optimized for both the larger display of the iPad and the slightly smaller iPad mini, Amazon announced Wednesday. The...
Amazon scales up its Cloud Player music app for the iPad and iPad mini

Google looks to cut Apple off at the pass with new streaming music service for Android

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Google looks to cut Apple off at the pass with new streaming music service for Android
Beats Targets The Business Traveller With Executive Edition Headphones, We Listen In
Xbox Music pricing leaks online, mimics Spotify model

Apple Reportedly Acquiring Streaming Video Firm Color Labs

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Just after the revelation that Apple has acquired Web app startup Particle, The Next Web reports that Apple is also in the process of acquiring Color Labs. Color, which raised a substantial $41 million round of financing even before launching last year, arrived as a photo sharing service that has...
Apple Reportedly Acquiring Streaming Video Firm Color Labs
Rdio bites some of Pandora's classic features to increase music discoverability
Apple "radio" service rumor gets boost from new hidden buttons in iOS
Grooveshark unveils its streaming radio service 'Broadcast'

Google Music adds seven new countries to its roster

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Users in Australia, Ireland, Portugal, and more now have access to the Web giant's music service, which allows for free storage of up to 20,000 songs. [Read more]...
Google Music adds seven new countries to its roster

Samsung and Spotify Duet With A New Smart TV App

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Samsung and Spotify have partnered to bring Spotify's streaming service to European owners of Samsung Smart TV 2012 E Series sets. Support for other Samsung Smart TV models, Blu-ray players and home theater systems will come later this year. The deal puts Spotify, which will appear as a downloadable app,...
Samsung and Spotify Duet With A New Smart TV App

Apple's iRadio could debut next week - will it outgun Spotify and Google's All Access?

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Apple has reportedly secured a key licensing deal for its upcoming new "iRadio" streaming music service just one week ahead of its annual WWDC conference in San Francisco. Warner Music, which had been holding out for better terms according to earlier reports, has reportedly now agreed to license its catalog...
Apple's iRadio could debut next week - will it outgun Spotify and Google's All Access?

UK Recording Industry Doesn't Want Google To Reduce Piracy Until It Reduces Piracy

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Techdirt has written before about the self-destructive vindictiveness of the copyright industries, which would rather die in a futile attempt to stamp out piracy than embrace new ways of making money that will help to reduce piracy anyway. Here's another example of this blinkered approach from the UK, pointed out...
UK Recording Industry Doesn't Want Google To Reduce Piracy Until It Reduces Piracy

Pandora caps monthly free tunes on mobiles to 40 hours

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Pandora users streaming free tunes all month long may find that today is the day the music died: Pandora is limiting its free monthly service to 40 hours. Don’t worry though, the free tunes start up again the following month or you can choose to pay a small fee for...
Pandora caps monthly free tunes on mobiles to 40 hours

Spotify launches Windows Phone 8 music-streaming app in beta

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Streaming music service Spotify is now available to use on Windows Phone 8 devices. Now downloadable from the Windows Phone Store, the new Windows Phone 8-specific app is launching in beta, and offers new users a free trial lasting for 30 days, before requiring the premium service subscription of $10...
Spotify launches Windows Phone 8 music-streaming app in beta

Spotify solves discovery by discovering music ain't so social after all

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The new features announced by music service Spotify on Thursday constitute its biggest and best product upgrade since launch, plugging its worst, most lingering hole with exciting aplomb after several unimpressive attempts. But, whilst the new functionality helps solve Spotify’s music discovery problem with features familiar to “social” platform users...
Spotify solves discovery by discovering music ain't so social after all
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