During the past few weeks, we’ve seen a lot of activity on the acquisition front. So our second VentureBeat Playlist is dedicated to shopping.
icrosoft has launched a new web-based version of its Xbox Music app, a move to take on other streaming music services such as Spotify, Rdio, and Rhapsody.
Songza, one of the most underrated online music services, has added a paid option for ad-free streaming.
A week ago, Jay-Z announced his new record would first be available at no cost to Samsung Galaxy phone owners via an app. Now that app is available.
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Hugely popular hip-hop artist Jay-Z has announced a new record titled Magna Carta Holy Grail, and in a bold move, it will be available first to owners of Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones at no cost.
Editor’s Pick In addition to providing a people-powered smart radio service, Piki’s new web app offers a good fix for keeping up with songs you hear across other streaming music services.
Tunigo’s app will remain inside Spotify and its team will move to Spotify’s offices in Stockholm and New York.
Ever felt like your favorite music app just doesn’t get you? With its latest iPhone app, Songza wants to get to know you better than ever and help find the perfect music for your mood or activity.
After a month of speculation, Twitter has finally launched a full-fledged app for the iPhone and web dedicated to music discovery.
Popular online radio service Pandora has launched a Windows Phone 8 app, with the added bonus of hearing no advertisements with songs through the end of the year.
Rdio has made its service available in seven new countries — Mexico, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, and Austria — and has opened free music streaming to users in Brazil.
Music streaming service Rhapsody has launched a sleek new app for Windows Phone 8 — just a week after competitor Spotfiy launched its app on the same platform.
Streaming music service Rdio has finally launched free music streaming in countries outside of the United States, a sign it is serious about fishing for new users around the world.
Guest Post Imogen Heap, the statuesque singer-songwriter who recently scored a massive hit on her own with the a cappella “Hide and Seek,” is a gadget and technology super-fan.
Streaming music service Rhapsody has launched an attractive new iPad app that could steal a little attention from its biggest rivals, the company announced today.
Streaming music service Spotify will bring the Spotify Apps third-party ecosystem to its new web-based player and mobile apps in January.
Facebook touted new stats around the crop of social newtork-enhanced music applications helping its members stream and share songs. Apparently, song plays through Timeline apps in the past 13 months have amounted to about 210,000 years worth of music.
Intoxicating indie rock band The xx and Microsoft have released a brilliant visualization app that tracks how a stream of the band’s new album spread virally around the world.
Did you hear? Spotify is preparing to launch a browser-based of its music streaming service.
In a strange turn of events, streaming music service Grooveshark has had its Android app removed from the Google Play store just days after Google reinstated the app.
Streaming music service Pandora reported better than expected revenue gains in its second quarter fiscal year 2013 earnings report.
Despite being hounded by lawsuits from the biggest U.S. music labels, Google has reinstated popular streaming music service Grooveshark’s Android app in the Google Play store.
Streaming music service Pandora has updated its popular Android app with a new interface, song lyrics, play history, and more.
Streaming music service Rdio has partnered with independent music aggregators TuneCore and CD Baby, bringing its catalog to more than 18 million tracks, the company announced today.
Legally troubled Megaupload creator Kim Dotcom will launch his new music-focused venture Megabox this year. Dotcom claims it will “allow artists to sell their creations direct to consumers and allowing artists to keep 90% of earnings.”
Popular music streaming service Spotify has landed on the Kindle Fire, giving it yet another platform to attract users.
Editor's Pick Ruh-roh! Did Facebook just sideswipe up-and-coming music startup Turntable.fm with the release of its “Listen With Friends” feature? Hardly, but follow the headlines and you’ll find yourself swept away by the drama of something akin to a premeditated murder plot.
Music app maker Smule today announced a new funding round of $12 million to support future expansion plans, and to hire more employees.
Australian mobile music startup Filter Squad hit one million downloads for its iOS app Discovr today, released a version of the app for Macs and closed a $1.1 million seed round of funding.