Topic: online music

Google Music Expected to Launch Next Month

Downloads service is 'close' says Android boss

Google is close to unveiling its new music service, which will apparently mix digital downloads with cloud storage. Google’s head of Android, Andy Rubin, confirmed reports of an upcoming launch at…

Pandora’s Earnings Call Claims No Impact From Spotify

Posts triple-digit revenue growth for the sixth consecutive quarter

Competition in the digital music world may be ramping up, but in its first earnings report as a public company, Pandora Media said it’s not feeling any heat. On a call…

Virgin Media Close to Deal for Digital Music Service

A trial could launch as early as this summer

In early 2009, Virgin Media announced that it was planning an unlimited music download subscription service in partnership with Universal Music, but none of the other major labels signed on.…

Can Amazon's Lady Gaga Discount Boost Competition With Apple?

Not in the long run, analysts say

In an effort to compete with Apple’s dominance in digital music sales, Amazon is luring in customers with a huge discount on Lady Gaga’s new album, Born This Way, released…

Google to Launch 'Music Beta' Cloud Service

But record labels haven't signed on

Google will finally unveil its long-awaited cloud service at Google I/O, the company’s developers’ conference in San Francisco, on Tuesday. But Google’s service, which will be called Music Beta by Google,…

Spotify Cutting Down on Free Music

More paid subscriptions would lessen load on ad-supported service

Is Spotify attempting to reduce their reliance on advertisers? After cutting down last May on the amount of free music that users can access, capping it at 20 hours per…