Spotify

This product image released by Amazon features the company's new Prime Music streaming service. Starting Thursday, June 12, 2014, Amazon.com Inc. will offer more than a million tracks for ad-free streaming and download to Kindle Fire tablets as well as to computers and the Amazon Music app for Apple and Android devices. (AP Photo/Amazon)

Amazon launches music streaming for Prime members

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amazon’s newly announced music streaming service is yet another attempt by the company to move beyond e-commerce and infuse itself into the daily lives of Americans with an increasing number of […]

06/12/2014

FILE - In this May 9, 2014 file photo, Beats Audio equipment is arranged for a photo next to an Apple laptop at Best Buy in Boston. Apple announced Wednesday, May 28, 2014, that it is acquiring Beats Electronics for $3 billion. Beats, the headphone and music streaming specialist, also brings the swagger of rapper Dr. Dre and recording impresario Jimmy Iovine. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Apple’s Beats buy is two-sided for music streaming

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple’s $3 billion purchase of Beats sheds light on a rarely recognized reality in the streaming music industry: It’s hard to succeed in the business without offering other products and services. […]

05/29/2014

The home screen of the iPhone app for the Internet radio service TuneIn. (AP Photo/Ryan Nakashima)

TuneIn adds way to hear ‘recently started’ songs

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Tired of flipping through the radio dial? Internet radio service TuneIn is offering a way to see which songs have just started on 100,000 radio stations around the world, allowing you […]

05/07/2014

Spotify music service (AP Photo)

Cover songs: Homage or irksome marketing ploy?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are about 600 versions of Adele’s Oscar-winning song “Skyfall” on the Spotify subscription music service. Not one of them features Adele. Adele’s label, XL Recordings, keeps her music off of […]

05/30/2013

Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

Review: Google music plan solid, serendipitous

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Google’s new music service offers a lot of eye candy to go with the tunes. The song selection of around 18 million tracks is comparable to popular services such as Spotify […]

05/23/2013

'Unfinished Business' explores advertising

This Sunday on Unfinished Business Betsy and Renee are joined by Pandora‘s CMO Simon Flemming-Wood who discusses the unique attributes of Pandora in the context of advertising and user-programmed entertainment. Doug Baxter, the President of […]

08/05/2012

Spotify offers free radio play on mobile devices

(AP) – The music-subscription company Spotify is joining Pandora, Slacker and Songza in offering a free radio service for mobile devices in the U.S. Until now, the company charged people $10 per month to use […]

06/19/2012

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