category: music | 7 comments | submitted by: oscarthegrouch | 17 Jul 2011 | email this to a friend
Streaming music service Spotify is set to launch in the US, after thrashing out deals with the major record companies. Its American service had previously been put on hold, apparently because the labels were not convinced about its ability to make them money.
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category: music | 1 comments | submitted by: The Garbageman | 19 Jun 2011 | email this to a friend
Rebecca Black's hit "Friday" was taken off YouTube today by her lawyers. At the moment, the YouTube page reads, "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Rebecca Black."
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category: music | 2 comments | submitted by: Latency | 09 Jun 2011 | email this to a friend
Last month, Mountain View-based Internet giant Google announced the release of Music Beta, a new service for the owners of devices running under its Android mobile operating system living in the United States, and it seems that the company is already rolling it out to users in more countries around the world.
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category: music | 0 comments | submitted by: kermit | 16 May 2011 | email this to a friend
he trade body for the UK's record labels, the BPI, has announced that spending on digital music in Britain has passed the one billion mark. Since 2004, when iTunes launched in the UK, Brits have collectively spent a total of £1,014 million on digital music in all its various forms, and £316.5 million of that figure was in 2010 alone.
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category: music | 0 comments | submitted by: neo | 11 May 2011 | email this to a friend
Google is to unveil the internet giant's online music service tomorrow at the Google I/O conference according to recent reports. The Wall Street Journal first broke news of the launch of a service which is expected to be similar to that launched by Amazon.com and similarly looks set to launch without licenses from the major record labels.
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category: music | 0 comments | submitted by: cashback | 04 May 2011 | email this to a friend
Online music service Spotify is turning up the heat on Apple as it aims to create an alternative to iTunes. The company is extending many of its premium services, including an iPhone and iPod app, to non-paying members. It is also encouraging customers to import their music collection into Spotify, rather than Apple's system.
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category: music | 1 comments | submitted by: lau | 12 Apr 2011 | email this to a friend
Google's acquisition of PushLife could make Apple's iTunes look like a digital music dinosaur. Google and PushLife confirmed the acquisition on Monday, and while it's not clear what purpose PushLife will serve, it's pretty easy to guess how the technology could tie in to Google's rumored music service.
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category: music | 4 comments | submitted by: ng | 31 Mar 2011 | email this to a friend
Amazon's cloud-based streaming music service has sparked an angry reaction from music industry bosses who claim the service may be illegal. Amazon's Cloud Drive – announced yesterday - allows customers to store songs on the company's servers instead of their own hard drives and play the content through their web browser or Android phone.
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category: music | 0 comments | submitted by: lau | 09 Mar 2011 | email this to a friend
Online music service Spotify has announced that it now has one million paying subscribers across Europe. News of the milestone comes as Spotify continues a fund-raising from investors in advance of a launch in the US.
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category: music | 0 comments | submitted by: controlalterdelete | 23 Feb 2011 | email this to a friend
According to a report released today, Apple is considering a jump from their current 16-bit audio iTunes Store offerings to a superior 24-bit format. CNN claims that Apple is in talk with music executives to bring super-high quality music to their online service, with a possible two-tier pricing format.
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category: music | 0 comments | submitted by: The Judge | 24 Jan 2011 | email this to a friend
Some interesting news today from the beating heart of online piracy, The Pirate Bay. It seems it's got something new and mysterious ready to launch called The Music Bay.
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category: music | 0 comments | submitted by: The Garbageman | 07 Jan 2011 | email this to a friend
The Beatles could be making much more money from selling their music on iTunes than other artists, it has been claimed. According to Reuters industry insiders report that the terms of the deal between the Fab Four and Apple may be far more groundbreaking than first imagined, with direct payments being made from iTunes download sales to Apple Corps, the band's company.
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category: music | 0 comments | submitted by: lau | 22 Dec 2010 | email this to a friend
You won't find this hack available for download just yet, but Erica Sadun over at TUAW has posted a video showing AirPlay streaming from an iPad to an XBMC media server running on Ubuntu.
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category: music | 0 comments | submitted by: elmo | 20 Dec 2010 | email this to a friend
Spotify can no longer commit to a 2010 US launch date, despite publicly declaring its commitment to go live stateside by the end of this year several times over the last six months
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category: music | 0 comments | submitted by: Big Dave | 24 Nov 2010 | email this to a friend
Apple says people snapped up more than 450,000 copies of Beatles albums plus two million individual songs during the Fab Four's first week on sale through iTunes.
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category: music | 0 comments | submitted by: Big Dave | 17 Nov 2010 | email this to a friend
Fans of the Fab Four can now get the entire Beatles catalog via the iTunes store. The news marks a long-time-coming, personal victory for Apple's Steve Jobs.
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category: music | 5 comments | submitted by: High Voltage | 15 Nov 2010 | email this to a friend
Do you get slightly disturbed when you go to see your favorite performer live in concert and, because of your keen sense of visual synchronization, you see that they are miming? Well, brush off your negative last-century attitude and get with the program.
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category: music | 0 comments | submitted by: Latency | 03 Nov 2010 | email this to a friend
An Apple spokesman confirmed for CNET this evening a report by Symphonic Distribution, a digital music distributor, that iTunes would soon be extending the length of song samples from 30 seconds to 90 seconds for songs that are at least two-and-a-half minutes in length. Shorter songs would continue to offer the 30-second sample.
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category: music | 0 comments | submitted by: The Judge | 14 Oct 2010 | email this to a friend
The European Commission has approved a French program to subsidise legal music downloads for young people. The Carte Musique scheme gives €25 (£22/$35) to French residents aged 12 to 25 to spend on music downloads or subscription services.
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category: music | 0 comments | submitted by: oscarthegrouch | 01 Oct 2010 | email this to a friend
Joseph Karam has worked for several months to create a comprehensive transcription of Koji Kondo's score to the original Super Mario Bros.
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