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Music Giant Sony Questions the Value of 'Freemium' Music Streaming Could mean artists like Pitbull will exit such services as well

Soon everyone may have to pay to stream music. In the wake of Taylor Swift’s recent decision to yank all of her songs from Spotify, Kevin Kelleher, the chief financial officer…

November 19, 2014, 10:09 AM EST

Spotify May Be Responsible for Nearly 7% of All Global Music Sales And other things we gleaned from the Taylor Swift dust-up

Irked by pop star Taylor Swift's much-hyped departure from Spotify, the music platform's CEO Daniel Ek took to a blog today to claim that his tech player has doled out…

November 11, 2014, 12:36 PM EST

Brands Give Out One Hour of Free Music With New Pandora Ads Fox and Sony Playstation are first to ink deals

Pandora’s new ad product, dubbed Sponsored Listening, lets you skip audio promos for an hour if you click on a video ad. The music service is beta testing with Fox,…

October 20, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

Leaked Screenshots Reveal Upcoming YouTube Music Service Launch expected soon

Images of Google’s long-awaited YouTube music service have surfaced online, signaling that the launch may not be far behind. The tech blog Android Police got hold of the images, which…

August 19, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

Google Boosts Music Offerings With Songza Deal Complements two other services in the space

Google's musical ambitions took another step forward today with its purchase of Songza, a music-discovery app that complements a streaming music service and another service that Google is developing with YouTube. "Over the coming months,…

July 1, 2014, 7:43 PM EDT

Romance Flick Wants to Connect Lovers on Spotify in Marketing Campaign Calling it the 'Tinder of Music'

Harvey Weinstein is turning movie-making into matchmaking with a marketing campaign on Spotify to promote the summer romance flick Begin Again. The Weinstein Co. created a digital hub that connects to…

June 20, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

Amazon Reportedly Will Launch Music-Streaming Service This Summer Just the latest premium service from e-commerce giant

Amazon will launch a music-streaming service under its Prime membership plan, BuzzFeed reported Thursday. According to the news site, the e-commerce giant has inked deals with two out of the three…

May 29, 2014, 6:52 PM EDT

7 Concerns About the Apple-Beats Deal But there's apparently $1 billion reasons Dr. Dre loves it

With Apple reportedly buying his music brand, Dr. Dre is ready for the billionaire title, or as R&B singer Tyrese Gibson said in a video posted online, "The Forbes list…

May 9, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

Google Beats Apple in Launch of Subscription Streaming Service No free ad-supported tier available

Google closed deals with the three major record labels earlier this week and beat out competitor Apple by unveiling its subscription music streaming service, Google Play Music: All Access, at…

May 16, 2013, 10:19 AM EDT

Apple's iRadio Hampered by Royalties Negotiations Sony is holding out as launch date approaches

Apple's iRadio talks have been hampered by royalties negotiations, Forbes reported. Set to launch this summer, Apple's iRadio will be a service similar to Pandora, but with more features such as a…

May 10, 2013, 12:11 PM EDT

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