All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘streaming music’

Streaming Music: Amazon To Take On New Streaming Service

Streaming music is quickly becoming a way of life for many of us, and Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos knows it. Bezos is now getting ready to form a music streaming service to Amazon, in addition and separate from Amazon Prime. Bezos has reportedly been holding meetings to pursue licensing of music for the new streaming music service which sources …

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Spotify Will Make You a New Playlist of Deep Cuts Every Monday

When it comes to differentiating itself for the pack, there’s only so much a streaming music service can do in terms of content acquisition – they either have a song, or they don’t. Exclusives and better licensing deals can make one service more attractive than the other, but for the most part, most top-tier streaming platforms all offer the same …

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Samsung Rolls Out Milk, A Streaming Radio Service

Now that even Beats has its own streaming music service, Samsung is bringing its own streaming audio app to the world. The Korean company, which dominates the Android smartphone landscape, has announced Milk, a streaming radio app. Milk will provide “more than 200” streaming radio stations for free. Samsung has also stated that the service will be ad-free, though it’s …

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Amazon Wants to Add Streaming Music to Your Prime Perks

Could future Amazon Prime subscriptions come with a Spotify-style streaming music service? It’s definitely a possiblity, and something that Amazon is already considering. In fact, according to Re/code’s Peter Kafka, Amazon is “engaged in serious talks with big music labels” – and have been for at least a few months. But these are just talks, and they’re in their infancy. …

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Streaming Car Radio Devices to Take Off

For decades terrestrial radio was the only entertainment motorists could access through their dashboards. More recently satellite radio emerged to compete, though its impact has been only moderate. Looking into the future, cars are now set to come with their own options for data subscriptions. Just this year mobile providers in the U.S. have announced deals with various car manufacturers …

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Apple Still Dominates U.S. Smartphone Ownership

Smartphones now make up over half of mobile phone sales worldwide and no two companies have benefitted more than Apple and Samsung. While Apple has continued to dominate the premium smartphone market, Samsung is now out-shipping every other smartphone manufacturer with its wide variety of smartphones at all sizes and prices. In Apple’s home territory the story is a bit …

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Beats Music Streaming Service Launches on January 21

The streaming music service industry is about to get yet another large player. Beats Electronics this weekend announced that’s its new streaming music service, Beats Music, will be launching on January 21. Customers can go ahead and reserve their screen name for the service through the Beats website. Like other streaming music services, Beats Music will provide subscribers with a …

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Beats Headphones Will Launch Streaming Music and New Ads in January

The start of a new year is looking pretty bright for the business model of Beats headphones by Dr. Dre, including new music and more innovative ads. For starters, in January, Beats Electronics will launch Beats Music, a new service of streaming music. Two of the developers of the new streaming service include Trent Reznor and Rob Sheridan, and Reznor …

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Streaming Music Subscribers to Reach 29 Million This Year

Though they had a rough beginning and much opposition from big music labels, streaming music platforms are now finally taking off in a big way. Analyst firm ABI Research today estimated that worldwide subscriptions for on-demand music streaming will reach 29 million during 2013. The firm also predicted that streaming subscriptions could rise as high as 191 million by the …

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Google To Announce Spotify-Like Streaming Service At Google I/O [Report]

In his first interview since taking over as Android boss, Google’s Sundar Pichai said that the company wouldn’t be showing any new hardware or software at Google I/O. He didn’t say anything about updates to existing software though. The Verge reports that Google has signed a deal with Universal Music and Sony Music as part of its plans to debut …

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Music Piracy Rates Down As More Turn To Streaming Services

The Copyright Alert System is being put into place this week to deter pirates, but it appears that innovative business models are already doing that just fine. A recent NPD report says that music file sharing was down 17 percent in 2012 compared to 2011. The volume of music files downloaded from P2P services was down 26 percent from last …

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Xbox Music to Launch October 26th [RUMOR]

After showing off Halo 4 and other highly-anticipated titles, Microsoft’s big E3 press conference fizzled out to a Microsoft product demonstration session instead of a gaming presentation. Things such as SmartGlass and Internet Explorer were neat, but not what the crowd was there for. One of the products Microsoft announced at E3 was Xbox Music, the company’s rebranded music marketplace. …

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Grooveshark is Back For Android Devices

Grooveshark, the streaming music platform, has finally had its app reinstated for Android platforms. The app, which is now available in the Google Play store, allows users to stream genre radio stations, make custom radio stations similar to Pandora, and play on-demand music. The on-demand music streaming is a feature that only subscribers who pay $9 a month can use. …

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Spotify Has 15 Million Active Users, 4 Million Of Which Pay For It

If you actively use Spotify for your streaming music needs, you’re one of a growing number. According to Spotify’s CCO Ken Parks, who recently spoke at London’s Global Business Summit on Creative Content, the service currently boasts 15 million active users. Of those 15 million users, 4 million (a little over one-quarter) have a paid subscription. It’s been just over …

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Samsung Acquires Cloud Media Provider mSpot

Samsung announced today that it is acquiring mSpot, a mobile cloud entertainment provider. The purchase will allow Samsung to provide mSpot’s Movies and Music services on their phone and tablet devices. It also fits with the trend Samsung set in its announcement of its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III. That phone will be packed with exclusive Samsung software …

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Spotify Partners with Coca-Cola; iPad App on the Way!

Spotify held a special announcement event today and many fans of the streaming music service were speculating that it had to do with the much anticipated tablet version of the service for iPad. Sadly for many, this was not the purpose of the meeting, but it didn’t stop founder Daniel Ek from confirming that the app is indeed “in the …

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Is Spotify The True Alternative to Music Pirating?

With the popularity of Spotify growing daily, especially since the Facebook partnership announcement, does this mean the service also represents an honest-to-goodness alternative for would-be music pirates? If reports from Sweden are extrapolated out to the rest of Internet-using population, the streaming music service may very well be an effective replacement for those who normally download their music. According to …

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Facebook Partnership Boosts Spotify Sign Ups

While the fallout from Facebook’s f8 conference focuses directly on privacy and user data gathering, and the requisite backlash once the new features went live, there are some success stories to be told as well. Just ask Spotify. Since the f8 announcement of the Facebook/Spotify partnership, Spotify is experiencing a great deal of growth for its music service, to the …

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Spotify Hits 175,000 Paid Members Says Source

Two things have launched in the past month or so that sent people into a frenzy to acquire invites. First, Google+‘s invite system had the internet community in a virtual freakout with people finding ways to game the system as well as bargaining for invites on eBay. Google eventually lightened up on the restrictions and now Google+ enjoys 25 million …

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