If you thought Pandora was the only streaming music service getting criticism for the amount of money it pays out to artists, then think again.
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.
Internet radio service Pandora has updated its iOS app with a few playback features that should improve the overall playback experience for listeners.
Music and TV discovery service Shazam has closed a new $40 million round of funding, the company announced today.
Location-based social network Foursquare is turning its attention to the media business by trying to boost the number of users who check in at live concerts through a partnership with streaming music service Deezer.
Former Groupon CEO Andew Mason’s album debuted on iTunes yesterday. Predictably, it sucks.
Guest Post If the music business is moving towards a streaming model it is imperative that we get payments to songwriters right.
Editor’s Pick One thing Myspace doesn’t have that it really, really should? A licensing deal to play music from a slew of major indie labels.
A 85 percent rate cut for artists? Pandora says no way, Jose.
Microsoft is launching a web version of its streaming music service/digital store Xbox music next week
The remaining members of legendary rock band Pink Floyd have come out strongly against a proposed royalty rate cut from Pandora in a USA Today op-ed piece published today.
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.
We’re always thinking about new ways to connect with our readers. So here’s our first-ever VentureBeat Playlist based on the theme of PRISM, privacy, and paranoia.
In addition to the funding, ProxToMe is today announcing new iOS and Android apps as well as a web-based dashboard for tracking fan interactions with a performer’s messaging and with each other.
Not much has been said about Microsoft’s Xbox Music, especially with all the attention that Apple’s newly unveiled iTunes Radio and Google’s Google Play Music All Access subscriptions are receiving.
Twitter’s two major product launches 0f 2013 are heading in vastly different directions.
If Pandora was looking for a fight due to its purchase of a South Dakota terrestrial radio station, it’s certainly going to get one. (Or maybe several for that matter.)
Myspace is unveiling its latest version today with some new features and an iOS app designed to pull in users despite the multitude of other music-focused services already vying for their attention.
Buying a terrestrial radio station may seem like a crazy move for popular online radio service Pandora, but the move actually makes a lot of sense.
Apple gives Twitter #music a nod on its new streaming radio service.
Mixed reactions about Apple’s new radio service from across the industry.
Apple has just announced its long-rumored streaming music service, dubbed iTunes Radio officially.
Scratch Music Group has closed its second round of funding to connect DJs with events. Since 2002, it has provided DJs for over 30,000 events, entertained 12 million people, and taught 500,000 people DJing skills.
Apple has reached a deal with major music label Sony for its long-rumored streaming music service nicknamed iRadio.
Editor’s Pick It may seem silly for an audio-only radio service to worry about its presence on devices primarily used for video, but there are a few reasons why Pandora is interested.
Rapper and music producer Timbaland is leading the first round of funding for Open Labs, a music startup that creates hardware and software solutions for bands and producers.
Music startup Bandsintown released a significant update for its mobile applications today that put a greater emphasis on social discovery.
Following its revamped iPad app last week, music and TV show discovery service Shazam rolled out a new Windows Phone 8 app today.
With the old revenue models falling apart, musicians have needed to get entrepreneurial. Check out these three music-tech startups.
TuneIn, the terrestrial streaming radio service, has closed a new $25 million round of funding, the company announced today.
If you’d like to work for Twitter, live in L.A., and don’t know a join from a conditional but have good connections in the U.S. music industry, you’re in luck.
Pandora took some heat after placing a 40-hour listening cap on its power users back in February, but the move seems to have created positive results.
Media discovery startup Shazam released a new version of its iPad app today that adds a ton of new features boosting your ability to identify music, TV shows, and advertising.
Pandora’s new Facebook integration adds a helpful social layer to the streaming music service that may help assure investors that Pandora is moving forward, despite a grim business outlook ahead of tomorrow’s Q1 FY2014 earnings report.
The new station marks an important step in Pandora’s attempt to become just as vital to the music industry as the traditional radio stations were decades earlier.
After months of speculation and rumors, Google finally announced its own streaming music service called Google Music All Access today at its annual Google I/O developer conference.
Over the last few months Slacker Radio has made some big moves to step outside the shadow of rival smart radio service Pandora — and it’s doing so with some help from Pandora itself, according to Slacker Radio CEO Jim Cady.
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.
Streaming music service Grooveshark is throwing its hat into the radio service ring today with the debut of Broadcast, which is available to the public starting today.
Last year, 44 million Americans bought at least one song or album from iTunes. This month, the digital music store that changed the way we buy music will celebrate its 10th birthday.