Apple has hired former Cumulus Media exec Michael Pallad to lead advertising sales of its new iTunes Radio streaming music service.
Rumors that a YouTube-powered streaming music service is on the way first popped up back in March. But now the service is apparently getting delayed, according to an AllThingsD report citing anonymous sources familiar with the company’s plans.
Spotify has rolled out a new set of analytics tools specifically for artists that have music featured on the streaming service, the company announced today.
Rukkus launched a ticket search engine for live events today, with tools for tracking your favorite performers, inviting friends to shows, and receiving personalized recommendations on upcoming events.
To date Soundrop has existed as a music service that lives on Spotify’s baked-in app platform. But the service is now moving beyond those boundaries.
Turntable.fm is shutting down its virtual social DJ music service early next month.
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Google finally released its Google Play Music app for iOS today, with unlimited songs, custom radio stations, no skip limits, smart recommendations based on the music you like and listen too, and more.
Currently, you can listen to music in Spotify. Or iTunes. Or YouTube, Soundcloud, Rdio, and any of a dozen other places. Listn, however, is aiming to aggregate all those musical silos into one simplified place to enjoy music — and chat about it.
The biggest setback to Google’s streaming media stick Chromecast is the sparse selection of available applications, which until now hasn’t included any third-party music services. (You could, however, access Google Play Music All Access as well as listen to playlists of music videos on YouTube.)
Rumors of a YouTube subscription music service are once again making their way around the web this morning, which would more or less acknowledge that the video site has a strong presence when it comes to music in general.
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It’s about time.
The listener numbers have nearly doubled since the last time Apple shed some light on the streaming service’s usage just a week after launching back in September.
Spanish telecom company Telefonica has made a strategic stake in U.S. music company Rhapsody, the companies announced today.
Splice is an open source music community where musicians can create songs and samples, and everything is backed up and organized in the cloud. They can also share music, collaborate on projects with other members of the community, track changes, and receive feedback on their work.
Streaming music service Turntable.fm just announced a new platform — Turntable Live — that livestreams concerts to its listeners.
Streaming music service Rdio is launching a new version of its app with free smart radio service to listeners in the U.S., Canada, and Australia today.
Smule’s fans have created more than 1 billion of their own songs in apps like Sing! Karaoke. Let’s hope they’re not all bad.
Soon you should start to see yet another button next to a person’s name on the web that will help you to follow their activity — but this time, you’ll only want to click if their taste in music matches your own.
LoveLive, a startup that helps artists and record labels manage their music licenses, has secured a £1.7 million (or about $2.7 million) round of funding, the company announced today.
Amazon released a new version of its Cloud Player application for desktop PCs today that adds some new features and in-app purchasing of music.
The number of songs you’re legally allowed to mix into the personal videos you upload to YouTube is understandably low when it comes to well-known songs.
Try as they might, entrepreneurs haven’t yet managed to figure out an ultra successful method for discovering, listening to, and sharing music — and it’s not for lack of effort.
“Instead of putting the content in the store, let’s put the store inside the product,” BitTorrent VP of Marketing Matt Mason told me last week. “We can bake interactions into the file itself, so that if something gets shared, it’s not a problem, but a driver of value for the artist and publisher.”
Not to be pushed out of the spotlight by iTunes Radio’s debut, Slacker Radio rolls out its own updated iOS app.
Continuing its streak of big announcements, Pandora is rolling out a revamped iPad app today that’s quite an improvement over the previous version.
Apple revealed its new iTunes Radio streaming service today during a highly anticipated press event at its Cupertino headquarters.
The team behind Piki.fm, the music recommendation radio service, announced today via e-mail that the service would be shutting down, a move that’s effective as of the end of September.
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Streaming music service Spotify is unveiling a new feature today that should make it easier for its users to listen to music while relaxing at home.
Though it’s a bold move for Vevo, it’s not unexpected considering the ongoing battle between YouTube and German copyright society GEMA, which began in 2009.
Facebook edged one step closer to providing music with a neat little update to its app on Android, which offers the ability to control your music right within your app.
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MALMÖ, Sweden — Spotify director of economic development Will Page released some interesting data today that sheds some light on what happens when a song becomes a global hit.
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The mobile app integrates audio content from a range of sources, including music apps, radio stations, and news broadcasts, to make finding good stuff to listen to easier.
WillCall’s mobile app presents a curated list of live music shows. People can read about the band, listen to tracks, buy tickets, see which friends are planning on going, and invite other friends.
Streaming music service Spotify is consistently doubling the amount of revenue it brings in per year, according to regulatory documents filed by its holding company Spotify Technology.