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Pandora is looking to add a paid day pass to its service later this year, company executives revealed during Pandora’s investor day…
Spotify saw its revenue climb to €746.9 million in 2013, but its losses also grew.
Earbits, the music discovery startup that shut down earlier this week due to lack of funds, unexpectedly announced its return Thursday. “A strategic…
Will music services win if they get access to tracks a week ahead of their competitor? Amazon doesn’t seem to think so, and it may be on the right track.
Samsung’s new Milk app wants to beat Pandora with a novel UI and without any annoying ads. But what does that mean for Samsung’s online music strategy?
SoundCloud has confirmed a new Series D round of funding that reportedly adds $60 million to the company’s coffers.
Soundrop may have started as just another Spotify app, but the collaborative listening platform has outgrown its former host, and is now also on Deezer.
After long last, Spotify’s music service comes to Microsoft Windows Phone 8 smartphones. After the download, Spotify offers a free 48 hour trial with no credit card information needed.
Want a coke with that $3 billion valuation? Spotify apparently does: The company just raised an additional $100 million in funding, with Coca-Cola being one of the more notable new investors. Coke has been experimenting with digital music for some time.
Rhapsody’s new Android app features a bit of a different take on content curation: The app keeps track of what you like to listen to at certain times of the day, and then suggests you those exact songs at the right time.
Radionomy relaunched Tuesday with a radically simplified website that offers access to more than 6000 individual radio stations, programmed by DJs and music enthusiasts. The company also officially entered the target the U.S. market and now wants to compete with radio services like Live365.com.
Record collectors have been using Discogs.com to catalog and trade their wares for years. Now, much of that user-submitted data is finding its way to Spotify and other online music platforms, thanks to a partnership between Discogs and the music data provider The Echo Nest.
While Spotify has been churning out news, one question kept popping up: when are we going to get an iPad app? Well, Spotify is finally obliging, giving premium users a polished iPad version that it hopes can rule the living room.
Spotify is partnering with Coca Cola in a deal that it says will expand its international reach, giving it a boost similar to the way Facebook integration has supercharged usage. Coke will use Spotify to power its music outreach and will help promote the service internationally.
A new Pandora competitor called Raditaz combines customized online radio stations with location. Users can see what stations others are listening to in their neighborhood and even geotag stations specific to their gym or office. Raditaz built the service with a team of just seven.
The web has been abuzz with speculations about a mystery Spotify event next week, with many arguing the service will launch a download store. But given its recent growth spurred by Facebook, I’d argue a web-based player would make more sense.
Google launched its music service Wednesday, giving end users access to a catalog of 13 million songs. The service also works in sync with Google’s music cloud locker and offers sharing features through Google+. Artists will be able to sell their music directly through the service.
Spotify had a fairy tale beginning as a startup. Like some of its peers, Spotify is changing how we consume media. And that change is putting the service at odds with indie labels and artists who believe that Spotify is going to leave them penniless.
Nearly eleven years after Tim Westergen and his colleagues started Pandora, it began trading on the public markets. Westergen has been through hell and back and his story is no different from any entrepreneur who dares to try to capture lightning in a bottle.
Spotify, a fast growing Swedish online music start-up has taken Europe by the storm. Today, it announced that it now has a million paying subscribers, making it one of the rare bright lights in the world of paid content and online music.
In music industry parlance, a “360 deal” is a record contract in which a label takes a cut of ticket and merchandise sales as well as recorded music revenues. Streaming music provider Spotify wants to become a 360-degree channel for downloads, ticketing, merchandise and direct-to-fan marketing.
A year or two ago, MOG didn’t seem like a potentially disruptive force in the music subscription arena. But what started as a music-blogging network has become a full-fledged on-demand streaming service whose transformation came about when a major-label project failed to get off the ground.
Spotify has named Oskar Stål, who spent eight years at mobile commerce service provider mBlox, as CTO. Stål’s arrival comes just over a month after the abrupt but reportedly amicable departure of Andreas Ehn as CTO.
The theory that mobile applications will boost interest in music subscriptions has its first test subject in RealNetworks’ (s RNWK) Rhapsody, which…
Amie Street, the online music store best known for its innovative dynamic pricing of songs, has revealed a $3.9 million second round…
When the Rock Band Network — essentially an App Store for musicians who want to upload and sell Rock Band-playable versions of…
Compared with the record industry, the live music business is still relatively healthy. A number of online services catering to concertgoers have…
How quickly we forget the way things used to be. It was only in early April when Apple (s aapl) introduced variable…
Muxtape, a startup that quickly became a favorite of the Tumblr-set, has taken a nose dive, thanks to the machinations at RIAA.…