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Music industry is once again worried about ripping
Music industry is once again worried about "ripping"
Music industry, like many others, are slow to adapt and because of that slow adaption they've had to come up with all kinds of reasons to why ...... 14 Sep 2016 - 7 comments
Apple's new tech will automatically scan songs and remove curses
Apple's new tech will automatically scan songs and remove curses
Apple has been granted a patent for "Management, Replacement and Removal of Explicit Lyrics during Audio Playback," giving the company technology ...... 03 Apr 2016 - 16 comments
Report: Amazon is preparing a 'Spotify-killer'
Report: Amazon is preparing a 'Spotify-killer'
According to the New York Post, Amazon is preparing a 'Spotify-killer' although the plan is still in its early stages. The sources claim ...... 28 Jan 2016 - 1 comment
Unauthorized P2P music sharing falls by 26 percent
Unauthorized P2P music sharing falls by 26 percent
According to NPD, users of P2P services to download unauthorized music has fallen 17 percent year-over-year in the U.S. as consumers move towards ...... 27 Feb 2013 - 10 comments
Nokia Music+ now available in the U.S. for Lumia owners
Nokia Music+ now available in the U.S. for Lumia owners
Less than a week after launching in Europe, Nokia has made its Music+ service available in the U.S. The new music subscription service is ...... 20 Feb 2013
Rdio offering free music streaming to 14 new nations
Rdio offering free music streaming to 14 new nations
Rdio has announced today that they will offer free streaming music for a promotional period in 14 new countries. For 6 months, the streaming ...... 30 Jan 2013
RIM shows off BlackBerry World music and video catalogs
RIM shows off BlackBerry World music and video catalogs
RIM has shown off their new BlackBerry World catalogs today. The storefront, which was re-branded for BlackBerry 10, will offer music and ...... 29 Jan 2013
Is Google replacing your tracks with censored versions?
Is Google replacing your tracks with censored versions?
Whether by coding or by glitch, it appears the Scan and Match feature of Google Music is replacing your explicit music with 'clean' versions. ...... 25 Dec 2012 - 8 comments
Metallica music now on Spotify
Metallica music now on Spotify
Spotify has proudly announced that Metallica music is now available via the streaming service. Metallica became infamous in the digital music ...... 08 Dec 2012 - 2 comments
After years, AC/DC albums make their way to iTunes
After years, AC/DC albums make their way to iTunes
One of the remaining major holdouts has made their music available via iTunes. Rock band AC/DC has made all 25 albums available through the ...... 19 Nov 2012 - 4 comments
Lady Gaga's next album will be a PC/mobile app, as well
Lady Gaga's next album will be a PC/mobile app, as well
Lady Gaga has noted this week that her next album, ARTPOP, will be released as a PC and mobile app. The musician says ARTPOP will be a "multimedia ...... 07 Sep 2012 - 4 comments
Onkyo music service to offer Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio
Onkyo music service to offer Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio
Dolby has announced that the HQ music download service e-onkyo music will be the first online music storefront to feature Dolby TrueHD 5.1-channel ...... 23 May 2012 - 3 comments
Spotify creating online radio service to rival Pandora
Spotify creating online radio service to rival Pandora
According to sources, Spotify is creating an Internet radio service that will rival Pandora directly in the U.S. The new format will launch ...... 26 Apr 2012 - 1 comment
Spotify valued at massive $3.5 billion?
Spotify valued at massive $3.5 billion?
According to multiple investors, the unlimited music streaming service Spotify is raising money again, with a huge valuation. If accurate, ...... 24 Mar 2012 - 1 comment
Android Market, other Google apps are now rebranded 'Google Play'
Android Market, other Google apps are now rebranded 'Google Play'
Google has announced today that its Google Music, Google Books and Android Market apps will be re-branded under the new umbrella of "Google Play." ...... 07 Mar 2012 - 2 comments
Is HTC preparing a Beats music streaming service?
Is HTC preparing a Beats music streaming service?
According to inside sources, it appears HTC is on the verge of unveiling a streaming music service. The company is working with Beats Audio, ...... 15 Feb 2012 - 1 comment
Spotify stream quality pushed to 320kbps
Spotify stream quality pushed to 320kbps
Spotify goes 'extreme.' Premium users of the Spotify service have access to unlimited streaming on their mobile devices, but there has always ...... 11 Feb 2012 - 6 comments
Rihanna is the top selling digital artist, ever
Rihanna is the top selling digital artist, ever
According to Nielsen's 2011 year-end stats, Rihanna has become the top-selling digital artist of all-time. The Grammy-award winning singer ...... 08 Jan 2012 - 13 comments
Head's up: Spotify U.S. hitting 6 month anniversary
Head's up: Spotify U.S. hitting 6 month anniversary
Spotify finally made its way to the U.S. on July 14th, and hundreds of thousands of early adopters got a peak at the new service from invites ...... 08 Jan 2012
Study: Piracy is accepted practice in U.S., but casually
Study: Piracy is accepted practice in U.S., but casually
According to a new survey, Americans seem to have made piracy an acceptable practice, although a very small amount can be considered "hardcore" pirates. ...... 17 Nov 2011 - 46 comments
Nokia Music adds intelligent playlists
Nokia Music adds intelligent playlists
Nokia Music, the music playback app for Windows Phone 7 devices, has added "Pandora"-like intelligent playlists based on the owner's own music collections. ...... 15 Nov 2011
Album sales increase for first time since 2004
Album sales increase for first time since 2004
For the first time since 2004, album sales have actually increased although revenue continues to fall. Thanks to Spotify, discounts and major ...... 14 Nov 2011 - 6 comments
Users have streamed 1.5 billion tracks on Facebook
Users have streamed 1.5 billion tracks on Facebook
According to VB, Facebook users have already listened to 1.5 billion songs since the launch of the service's social music tools. Introduced ...... 09 Nov 2011 - 4 comments
YouTube announces new merchandising program for musicians
YouTube announces new merchandising program for musicians
A new service for musical acts will help them sell merchandise, tickets, and music downloads through YouTube. In their announcement, YouTube ...... 17 Oct 2011 - 2 comments
Spotify U.S. hits 250,000 paying subscribers
Spotify U.S. hits 250,000 paying subscribers
According to different sources close to the company, Spotify U.S. now has 250,000 paying subscribers. The number is certainly notable as ...... 17 Oct 2011
Even with revenue up huge, Spotify still posted loss for 2010
Even with revenue up huge, Spotify still posted loss for 2010
Spotify, the unlimited music streaming service that launched in the U.S. earlier this year saw a huge growth in revenue in 2010, but still posted a net loss. ...... 11 Oct 2011 - 3 comments
MOG launches free music streaming service
MOG launches free music streaming service
MOG will be launching their own free streaming music service tomorrow, rivaling Spotify in the U.S. Supported fully by ads, the service will ...... 15 Sep 2011
Facebook to reveal music service this month
Facebook to reveal music service this month
CNBC is saying today that Facebook will launch a streaming music player, likely in partnership with MOG or Spotify. Says CNBC's Jon Fortt: ...... 31 Aug 2011
PayPal joins IFPI in effort to shut down illegal music sites
PayPal joins IFPI in effort to shut down illegal music sites
PayPal UK has announced today they have joined with the IFPI and the City Of London Police in an effort to "starve" websites which make money ...... 24 Jul 2011 - 13 comments
Spotify is coming to the U.S. tomorrow
Spotify is coming to the U.S. tomorrow
Spotify will launch in the United States tomorrow, says FT. The unlimited streaming music service is very popular in Europe but has been ...... 14 Jul 2011 - 7 comments
Facebook to start 'Vibes' music service?
Facebook to start 'Vibes' music service?
Software developer Jeff Rose has uncovered 'Vibes,' an unannounced Facebook music service. Whilst examining the code for Facebook Video Chat, ...... 11 Jul 2011
Amazon adds unlimited option to Cloud Drive, iPad app
Amazon adds unlimited option to Cloud Drive, iPad app
Amazon has created an unlimited option for its Cloud Drive, giving users a chance to save every song ever written in the cloud for $20 a year. ...... 07 Jul 2011 - 5 comments
Turntable.fm no longer available for international fans
Turntable.fm no longer available for international fans
Turntable.fm has noted today that licensing issues have forced the start-up to block international users from trying the popular social music ...... 26 Jun 2011 - 1 comment
Best Buy expands cloud music offering to U.S.
Best Buy expands cloud music offering to U.S.
Best Buy has noted this weekend that it will be expanding its current UK-only cloud music platform to the U.S. in an effort to challenge recent ...... 19 Jun 2011 - 1 comment
Some distributors, labels angry over 99-cent Lady Gaga album sale on Amazon
Some distributors, labels angry over 99-cent Lady Gaga album sale on Amazon
On May 23rd, Lady Gaga released her much-hyped album "Born This Way," and Amazon quickly dropped the price of the digital album to 99 cents, ...... 12 Jun 2011 - 43 comments
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