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Spotify vs artists debate, streaming digital music services, and you

Posted by on March 13, 2019

The latest in the ongoing digital music streaming discussion has to do with artist compensation. Some headlines falsely accuse Sweden’s music streaming giant Spotify of “Suing songwriters” along with Amazon, Pandora and Google as the four leading streaming services have appealed a ruling that would increase artist royalties paid to them by all streaming services. […]

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Pandora to stream Metallica’s August 20th concert

Posted by on August 10, 2016

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Metallica’s August 20th concert at Minneapolis’ US Bank Stadium will be streamed live on Pandora. Listeners can tune in here at 10pm EST to listen. Until then, you can go there and hear a playlist curated by the band.

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Rdio to shut down as Pandora acquires parts of it

Posted by on November 16, 2015

While we’re going to end 2015 with more streaming services than we started it with, the landscape is certainly changing. It was announced today that Rdio will file for bankruptcy and shut down, with Pandora acquiring “key assets” of the on-demand streaming service in a deal valued at $75 million. Having existed for 15 years, Pandora is the […]

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Today in streaming: Google buys Songza; Grooveshark in trouble?

Posted by on July 2, 2014

In a move that’s not that surprising given Apple’s purchase of Beats, Google has purchased streaming music service Songza for an undisclosed price. Songza offers music curated for moods, events, times of day and more, using 50 music curators. There are also genre-based playlists, with their metal offerings at 28 or so playlists, one of them […]

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Now Amazon has a music streaming service too

Posted by on June 12, 2014

While it’s been known that this was going to happen eventually, today Amazon has launched its own music streaming service. They join an already-crowded landscape, with Pandora, Spotify, Beats, iTunes Radio and Google Play Music All Access already in the field. However, there are some big differences between Amazon and the others. If you have […]

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Is Apple about to buy Beats Electronics?

Posted by on May 9, 2014

According to a report in Financial Times, Apple is about to make their biggest acquisition ever by acquiring Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion. As a result, the computer maker will acquire streaming service Beats Music, which was launched earlier this year. According to sources, the Beats management team will report to Apple chief Tim Cook. […]

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Pandora to drop 40 hours/month listening limit

Posted by on August 23, 2013

Back in February, streaming radio service Pandora alienated some listeners by imposing a 40 hour/month limit on free mobile listening. Of course that was before the folks at Apple announced plans for their own streaming service. Now that iTunes Radio is coming (expected to launch in September), the company has decided to drop the limit. […]

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Trent Reznor Calls Out Streaming Services For Taking Advantage Of Artists

Posted by on June 26, 2013

Now that Nine Inch Nails is coming back with a new album and constantly changing lineup, Trent Reznor is making his way around the press circuit. However, during a recent radio interview on The Kevin & Bean Show, Reznor further discussed the new music streaming service he’s been working on with Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine […]

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Apple Officially Set to Release Radio Service

Posted by on June 10, 2013

Confirming previous reports, Apple will indeed be releasing its own radio service, iTunesRadio. While similar in scope to Spotify and the recently-released Google Play Music All Access, it looks like it’s got Pandora set in its sites. While it was thought to be available as soon as this week, iTunesRadio will instead become available in the […]

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Apple’s Radio Service To Launch As Soon As Next Week?

Posted by on June 4, 2013

It hasn’t yet been a month since Google unveiled their online radio service, Google Play Music All Access, yet it looks like there’s another competitor entering the fray and battling for online streaming radio dominance. The New York Times reports that Apple is finally getting their ducks in a row to debut their own Internet radio […]

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