Music Services

  • YouTube to block artists from paid music service: Report June 19, 2014

    Paris: YouTube is planning to block the videos of artists like Adele and the Arctic Monkeys after several record labels refused to sign up to its new subscription service, a newspaper reported Wednesday. The Google-owned online media site will start blocking videos "in a matter of days", Robert Kyncl, YouTube's head...
  • Twitter in talks to buy audio-sharing site SoundCloud: Report June 7, 2014

    Bangalore: Microblogging platform Twitter Inc has been in talks with Berlin-based audio sharing website SoundCloud in its efforts to add a music service to its offering, the Financial Times reported citing people familiar with the matter. Twitter has weighed up deals worth billions of dollars and has also considered buying music-streaming...
  • Pandora raises fee for ad-free music service by $1 a month March 19, 2014

    San Francisco: Pandora Media Inc will increase fees for its ad-free service by $1 a month to almost $5 a month in May, a move to cover the rising cost of licensing tunes that may annoy some longtime fans of the popular music-streaming service. The company, which streams music from virtual...
  • Spotify rolls out free music service to mobile devices December 12, 2013

    New York: Online music-streaming service Spotify on Wednesday launched a free music service for smartphones and tablets as it tries to hook a fast-growing group of users keen to stream tunes on their mobile devices. Spotify offers free music on desktop computers with advertising but customers previously had to pay for...
  • Digital music service Beats Music to be launched in January December 5, 2013

    Los Angeles: Beats Music, the digital music spinoff from the maker of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, is set to launch in January. The launch date - slightly later than the late 2013 target set earlier - was announced by CEO Ian Rogers in a blog post Wednesday. He acknowledged the...
  • Digital music service Rdio launches free Internet radio service October 3, 2013

    San Francisco: Digital music service Rdio is launching its free Internet radio service in the US, Canada and Australia on Thursday. The move capitalises on Rdio's tie-up with traditional radio station owner Cumulus Media and helps it compete with digital rivals Pandora and Spotify. For now, the app that works on...
  • WWDC 2013: Apple expected to unveil iOS 7, new music service iRadio June 10, 2013

    New York: Apple is expected to reveal a digital radio service and changes to the software behind iPhones and iPads on Monday as the company opens its annual conference for software developers. Apple hasn't said what it will unveil at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. But the major announcements...
  • Google launches 'scan and match' music service December 20, 2012

    Los Angeles: Google is turning on a "scan and match" service for Google Music users to store copies of their songs online, offering for free what Apple charges $25 a year for. The service, which launched Tuesday, cuts uploading time for those who want to save their music libraries online. It...
  • Microsoft debuts Xbox music service to take on Apple October 15, 2012

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp on Monday announced that Xbox Music, a digital music service to vie with Apple Inc's iTunes and Amazon.com Inc's Cloud Player, will be available for its Xbox game consoles on Tuesday. The service will be expanded to Windows software-based computers and tablets, including the upcoming Surface tablet,...
  • Google to launch online music service: WSJ May 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Google Inc could launch a new online music service as early as Tuesday, which will be similar to a service recently started by Amazon.com Inc, The Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. The Journal said Google is likely to announce the service at its annual...