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Apple Music to charge a $10 month for music streaming services

Apple’s iTunes Radio will cost $9.99 a month from 1st Feb 2016. It will be renamed into Apple Music.

In an effort to monetize on its large user base, Apple has announced that it will soon start charging for those who use its music streaming service – iTunes Radio. 83 more words

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With its acquisition of Rdio, Pandora is now going directly after Spotify and Apple Music

Pandora, the long-standing online music service increasingly squeezed by newer competitors like Spotify and Apple Music, just made a move to reclaim its place in the music streaming game. 290 more words

Pandora To Buy Rdio Assets For $75M In Cash, Rdio Files Ch.11, Will Shutter Service

That was fast: just as soon as it was reported that Pandora was in talks to buy Rdio, the two sides have confirmed that an acquisition is indeed taking place. 1,145 more words


Pandora Media Shares Rocked As It Feels Squeeze From Music Competitors

Pandora Media hit a conspicuous sour note on Wall Street today after it tacitly acknowledged that it will be hurt more than investors expected by music service competitors including Apple, Google, and Spotify. 367 more words


The most important moment at the Grammys did not involve Kanye West

The Grammy awards last night were for the most part underwhelming, except for a brief interruption from the hip hop star once famously described by US President Barack Obama as a “jackass.” 429 more words

Is "lossless" sound the next big thing in music—or just another marketing stunt?

When Neil Young speaks (or sings), people tend to listen.

So when the legendary folk singer outlined his vision for the future of digital music recently, plenty of ears perked up.  848 more words

The vinyl revival is not about sound. It's about identity

If you’ve been paying attention to the music business over the past year, you will be well aware of a few, hugely significant trends sweeping through that industry. 459 more words