ONLINE MUSIC

  • YouTube Music Awards gets an overhaul, goes online November 23, 2014

    New York: The YouTube Music Awards are undergoing an overhaul for their second edition next year, scrapping a star-studded gala and instead looking at videos' online buzz. The blockbuster video-sharing site in November 2013 debuted the YouTube Music Awards, with a livestreamed show from New York that appeared aimed at creating...
  • Actor Ranbir Kapoor joins hands as a creative partner with online music streaming site Saavn August 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor today joined hands as a creative partner with Saavn (South Asia Audio Vdeo Network), a leader in digital streaming for Indian music. Ranbir will work side by side with Saavn (digital music service) team on consumer marketing, ideation and production, business development and content. "I am excited...
  • Google tried buying Spotify but backed off because of whopping price tag July 23, 2014

    New York: Internet titan Google tried last year to buy streaming music service Spotify but backed off for reasons including a whopping price tag, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The Journal cited an unnamed source as saying that Swedenbased Spotify was asking for more than $10 billion despite being...
  • Google buys music streaming service Songza July 2, 2014

    San Francisco: Google has acquired streaming music service Songza, the Internet search company's latest move to play a bigger role in the fastgrowing online music business. Google said on Tuesday it would explore ways to incorporate aspects of Songza into its existing streaming music service over the coming months. For...
  • Google, Apple, Amazon test music streaming waters March 22, 2013

    San Francisco: Technology giants Apple, Google and Amazon are furiously manoeuvring for position in the online music business and looking at ways to make streaming profitable, despite the fact that pioneer Pandora has never made a profit. It has been more than a decade since the iPod heralded the revival of...
  • Amazon opens its MP3 collection to iPhone users January 18, 2013

    Seattle: Amazon says iPhone and iPod Touch users will be able to buy music from its digital store for the first time beginning Thursday. Amazon.com said on Thursday that its MP3 library has 22 million songs available. Steve Boom, vice president of Amazon Music, says that since the launch of the...
  • EMI sues digital music service Grooveshark January 6, 2012

    New York: Grooveshark has been sued by the large record company EMI Group Ltd, which accused the popular digital music service of paying no royalties since entering a licensing agreement to stream music nearly three years ago. EMI, which brought the world such acts as the Beatles and Coldplay and is...
  • Review: iTunes Match wins cloud music war November 29, 2011

    Los Angeles: In recent weeks, Apple, Google and Amazon.com have each launched the missing puzzle piece in their wireless mobile music systems. Apple enabled storage and delivery of your songs over the Internet through iTunes Match. Google started selling music digitally. Amazon shipped an electronicbooks device, called the Kindle Fire,...
  • Google music service faces big hurdles November 17, 2011

    New York: Social media and mobile communications will be the two big targets for Google Inc when it unveils a new music store for users on Wednesday, according to four people familiar with its plans. But the giant web search company's new music partners have already labelled the service "unexciting."...
  • Google opens online music store to US November 17, 2011

    Los Angeles: Google unveiled its muchanticipated digital music store on Wednesday, opening a new front in its battle with Apple to provide services over mobile devices. For the first time, Google Inc. will sell songs on the Android Market, its online store for apps, movies and books. The service is...
  • 'Google to unveil online music download store' November 16, 2011

    California: Google Inc is expected to unveil on Wednesday an online music download store featuring songs from three major music companies, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Sony Corp's Sony Music Entertainment, Vivendi SA's Universal Music Group and EMI Music are expected to have deals with...
  • Online music sales to rise 7 per cent in 2011 November 9, 2011

    London: Global online music revenues are expected to rise by about 7 percent this year to $6.3 billion as digital services such as Spotify and iTunes gain momentum, technology research firm Gartner said on Tuesday. But sales of CDs, hurt by piracy as well as paidfor online distribution, will continue to...
  • 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...
  • China to punish Baidu for illegal music search April 25, 2011

    Shanghai: China's Ministry of Culture will punish Baidu Inc for providing illegal music downloads, Xinhua, China's official news agency reported on Monday. The government will punish 14 websites that have provided illegal music downloads, including Baidu, China's top search engine. Xinhua reported that an official said the websites continued to provide...
  • Baidu to launch licenced music service in May April 6, 2011

    Shanghai: Baidu Inc, China's top search engine, will launch a licenced music search service in May, in a move to legitimise its current music search that critics say enables music piracy. Baidu will launch Baidu Ting sometime in May, said Kaiser Kuo, a Baidu spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday. The service...
  • Google Music comes to India with Hindi songs October 22, 2010

    New Delhi: Google has launched its online music service in India that enables users to search for legal music streams and downloads. For its Indian music search service (http://www.google.co.in/music) Google has partnered with In.com, Saregama and Saavn. The three digital music providers, hold rights to hundreds of thousands of Indian tracks...
  • Google to launch online music service in India October 22, 2010

    Bangalore: Google Inc plans to launch an online music service in India that would enable users to search for legal music streams and downloads, the Wall Street Journal said. Google would soon add a music feature in its search service, which will allow users in India to search for songs. The...