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Apple to shut down Lala music service

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Apr 2010 13:37 User comments (10)

Apple to shut down Lala music service Just 5 months after purchasing the music streaming service, Apple has decided to shut down Lala, likely signalling that it will be integrated into iTunes.com.
All current members have until May 31st to continue using the service, but as of today the site is not accepting any new members.

Lala is a download and streaming music service that gives members a "digital locker" to store their music. What made the company different from iTunes, Amazon MP3, etc, is that Lala would also sell streaming rights to tracks for pennies, allowing for unlimited streaming online of the track, but no download.

Current members will be given a credit for songs they have purchased to use at iTunes.

Apple is now expected to open a Web-based iTunes that will be based on the Lala framework and will do much of the same things, such as a digital locker for "Web-only" versions of the tracks.

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10 user comments

130.4.2010 13:45

APPLE YOU ARE edited by ddp JUST LIKE MYSPACE FOR SHUTTING DOWN IMEEM! edited by ddp

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 Apr 2010 @ 13:47

230.4.2010 17:32

just like Nokia shut down an excellent free file share programme and Ning are shutting off their free clients.... its all about money these days!

31.5.2010 3:55

Yup...big corporations will keep buying up innovative new companies and dismantling them...then someone comes along and makes something even better every time it happens.

Now apple just needs to shut down iTunes and the iStore, stop making all their "i" devices, and and switch to an open source form of Unix on the Mac. Oh, and lower the prices to something remotely reasonable...maybe then I will consider buying somethng from them...maybe.

41.5.2010 5:00

Originally posted by toked:
APPLE YOU ARE edited by ddp JUST LIKE MYSPACE FOR SHUTTING DOWN IMEEM! edited by ddp
I was so angry when myspace took over and erased one of my playlists. WHY?

51.5.2010 14:19
beach bum
Unverified new user

EMI - The Day the Music Died-MD45, American Pie
this stinks, but also this was a remember when (moment in time) when you could access any music, any time you wanted, in your own home, w comfy clothes, sipping your fav brew. Something I only dreamed & imagined about. I listened to all kinds of amazing music, ragtime, new groups, something I may never do again. It is out there & now it will sit on some rich guy's shelf - It was :)

Like this comment: Hey Lala, Congrats, I would have sold to Apple too. Enjoy the money. Working sucks. Best of Luck. I would add PS Enjoy St Barts island

62.5.2010 0:38

Originally posted by TBandit:
Originally posted by toked:
APPLE YOU ARE edited by ddp JUST LIKE MYSPACE FOR SHUTTING DOWN IMEEM! edited by ddp
I was so angry when myspace took over and erased one of my playlists. WHY?
Only one playlist? They removed close to ALL of mine. I listen to alot of movie music, and if it doesn't have some ego maniac singing in it then Myspace doesn't have it.

76.5.2010 2:46

There is a way to listen to music for free (radio).

86.5.2010 5:03

Originally posted by john_swan:
There is a way to listen to music for free (radio).
Have you even tried this? Last time I tried it, I tuned into the local "rock" station and listened for about 4 hours...the only music I heard was part of commercials.

The best way to listen to music for free is to just pirate it...this is the only way to get what you want without giving money to terrorists.

96.5.2010 12:16

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by john_swan:
There is a way to listen to music for free (radio).
Have you even tried this? Last time I tried it, I tuned into the local "rock" station and listened for about 4 hours...the only music I heard was part of commercials.

The best way to listen to music for free is to just pirate it...this is the only way to get what you want without giving money to terrorists.
I don't mind the commercials per se. It's the repetitiveness of the music and commercials that bother me.

1013.5.2010 22:12
AndyL0440
Unverified new user

Alternative to Lala or grooveshark. Over 8 million songs streaming all free. You can create your own play-list and share it with friends. Fully integrated with Facebook. Pandora is a recommendation engine based on an algorithm ours is a recommendation engine based on what your friends are listening to.

http://www.myfriendsandmusic.com

http://apps.facebook.com/friendsandmusic/

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