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Google Music Officially Launches

Posted by on November 17, 2011

As promised, Google officially launched their music service yesterday (November 16) in front of an invite-only audience, making their first move to becoming iTunes’ largest competitor. And not only has Google Music upgraded their original beta cloud, they’ve also announced the addition of their music store and the “Artist Hub” service. Google Music’s new online […]

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Google Music Launching Wednesday With Limited Label Involvement?

Posted by on November 14, 2011

The cloud music store is still in its infancy stages, with Amazon the only service to have had a full-fledged launch so far. Look for Google Music to officially join the ranks this Wednesday. Invitations were sent out Friday for an event to be held this Wednesday (16) with the tag line “These Go To […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 6/17: Will Spotify Actually Take Off In The U.S.?

Posted by on June 17, 2011

Headbanger’s Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’sBram and Zach take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. Spotify’s derailed U.S. debut has been well hyped and well publicized. Now, just a few days after bagging Universal, some sources […]

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Steve Jobs Introduces iCloud/iTunes Match To The World

Posted by on June 6, 2011

Last week, it was leaked that Steve Jobs would be unveiling Apple’s iCloud at their Worldwide Developer’s Conference today, June 6. While it’s been highly believed that the iCloud is Apple’s response to Amazon and Google’s cloud lock box models, not much else was known for sure about it (besides that labels reportedly got a […]

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How Much Is Apple Paying Labels For iCloud Streaming Rights?

Posted by on June 3, 2011

As reported earlier this week, Apple will indeed unveil their own cloud music service, the iCloud, this Monday (June 6) at their Worldwide Developer’s Conference. And now it appears that they’ve finally secured deals with independent publishers and Universal Music (the last of the big four labels). However, it’s apparently going to cost Apple a […]

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Apple Confirmed To Unveil The ‘iCloud’ On June 6

Posted by on May 31, 2011

Two weeks ago, rumors started to spread around the web saying that Apple’s answer to Google and Amazon’s cloud music services could be launched as soon as June 6 at their Worldwide Developer’s Conference. Well it has now been confirm that Apple will be unveiling the ‘iCloud’  at the conference. In a press release confirming […]

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Google Launches Cloud Service…Also Without Labels And Licenses

Posted by on May 10, 2011

Google’s long awaited music cloud service has been derailed for over a year now thanks to breakdowns in licensing negotiations. However, now it looks like the Amazon Cloud inspired Google to go in a similar route, something we’re sure labels were afraid of happening. It was revealed last night that Google would officially unveil their […]

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Google Music’s Talks With Labels Heading “Backwards”

Posted by on April 18, 2011

Last Summer, reports came out that Google’s negotiations with music publishers were showing promise and that the companies music launch could happen very soon. Well, after months of hearing nothing new, it appears that negotiations with labels are taking a turn for the worst. The Wall Street Journals’ All Things Digital site is reporting that […]

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Amazon Beats Apple To The Punch, Launches Cloud Music Service

Posted by on March 29, 2011

For a while now, music listeners have been waiting for Apple and/or Google to finally launch a cloud music service, allowing users to upload music via the web and access it from any computer. Today, though, it’s Amazon who has beat both companies to the punch by launching the digital Cloud Player. Amazon’s new cloud […]

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You Might Want Your MTV, But Universal Doesn’t

Posted by on August 9, 2010

So even MTV.com isn’t playing music videos anymore? Well, they still are, just not music from the world’s largest label group. CNet.com is reporting that MTV’s website will no longer be streaming videos from Universal after negotiations with UMG about financial agreements went downhill.  “MTV has been unwilling to negotiate a fair syndication deal with Vevo […]

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