Emmys overdose on ‘SNL,’ as ‘Game of Thrones’ breaks up streaming party

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Not a fan of Tidal, Spotify or Apple Music? YouTube might have the music streaming service for you. 

YouTube usually the go-to destination for your music video needs announced this week that it will be joining the music streaming wars with YouTube Music. The company calls its latest venture a “new music streaming service made for music with the magic of YouTube” that promises to make searching for music more straightforward and more personalized than ever.

Along with the launch of YouTube Music will be a reimagined mobile app and a brand new desktop player specially designed for music. In addition to their already massive library of music videos, YouTube Music will offer it’s users official versions of millions of songs, thousands of playlists, artist radio and more.

YouTube Music looks to one-up the competition by having remixes, live performances, and covers of songs that can only be found on its service. Another feature the service will offer is a unique search method that allows users to find songs they don’t know the title or by using a term like “that hipster song with whistling” or even the songs lyrics.

The service will also adapt to users in the really cool way. The home screen will adjust based on peoples whereabouts, listening history and what they are doing. If you happen to walk in a gym, YouTube Music will generate a playlist to help get you motivated, or if you happen to be at an airport, the service will make a playlist to help you relax.

Pretty genius, BUT we can foresee some people being uncomfortable with using the feature due to some insecurities with apps tracking you.

Now the big question? How much will the service cost? There is currently an ad-supported version of YouTube Music users can enjoy for free. If you want to go ad-free, there is a YouTube Music Premium subscription available for just $ 9.99 a month. If you’re already a paid subscriber of Google Play Music, you will get a membership to YouTube Music as a part of your subscription.

As of Tuesday, the rollout of the Youtube Music experience has begun in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea. The service will be expanding broadly and in the coming weeks and will soon be available in Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. If you want to find out when YouTube Music will be available to you in your country, you can head here for more information.

So are you guys excited about YouTube Music? It sounds very appealing and worth the money. Let us know in the comment section below.

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Tidal Streaming Service Reaches One Million Subscribers

(AllHipHop News) Tidal has had some rocky moments this year, but the streaming service managed to continue to grow. The company’s part owner, Jay Z, announced Tidal has now reached one million subscribers.

[ALSO READ: Music Executives Think Jay Z’s Tidal Will Fail In Less Than A Year]


It was revealed in January that Jay put in a $ 56 million bid to purchase Tidal from Schibsted. At the time, the service reportedly had around 530,000 subscribers. Tidal was relaunched in March with several high-profile artists owners such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, and Usher.

The platform offered exclusive content such as music/video premieres and live streams of concerts by Jay, Young Jeezy, and Lil Wayne. Tidal also provided the exclusive broadcast of the Made In America festival which featured performances by Beyoncé, The Weeknd, Future, J. Cole, Meek Mill, and more.

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Mac Miller’s ‘GO:OD AM’ Album Available For Streaming

(AllHipHop News) Pittsburgh native Mac Miller is set to drop his third studio album GO:OD AM on September 18, but the rapper/producer has now made the LP available to stream on NPR’s First ListenGO:OD AM features appearances by Ab-Soul, Lil B, Miguel, Chief Keef, and Little Dragon. Production was handled by  ID Labs, Sha Money XL, Thundercat, and more.

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(AllHipHop News) The streaming wars just got very messy. Tidal exclusively streamed Lil Wayne’s “Lil Weezyana Fest” in New Orleans last night (August 28), and Tunechi brought out several guests including Juvenile, Turk, Mannie Fresh, and Master P. But when Wayne was ready to bring his Young Money artist Drake to the stage, the live stream cut off.

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Reports began circulating earlier in the evening that Apple threatened to sue Tidal for $ 20 million if the platform streamed Drake performing. The Toronto native sign a reported $ 19 million exclusive deal with Apple. This fight comes after Tidal financier Jay Z suggested Apple was running a smear campaign against his company back in April.

Lil Wayne is a part owner of Tidal along with other artists such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, Kanye West, Madonna, Alicia Keys, and Usher. Proceeds from Wayne’s “Lil Weezyana Fest” were to benefit kids affected by Hurricane Katrina.

“This event is for charity, Drake is doing two songs,” a source told Page Six. “Why does Apple think it can dictate to artists where and when they can perform?”

[ALSO READ: Drake Reportedly In Talks With Apple For $ 19 Million Deal To DJ iTunes Radio]

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EU finds no evidence of illegal activity in Apple’s music streaming deals: report

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The search for the perfect music streaming service

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Senator urges probe of Apple’s music streaming practices

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India’s Eros to Add Original Series to Streaming Service as Netflix Launch Looms


With Netflix reportedly planning a launch next year, ErosNow will offer first-run movies and original content, including the remake of an as yet unnamed U.S. sitcom.

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French TV Giants End Talks to Merge Streaming Services Amid Netflix Competition


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Neil Young pulls his music from streaming services

Canadian guitarist Neil YoungThe Canadian singer-songwriter is pulling his music from subscription-based librairies, claiming poor sound quality. Just a few days after fellow musician Prince decided to remove his music from streaming services, Neil Young has decided to take the same steps, based on his poor opinion of the current audio quality. In a post on his Facebook page, Young explains "Streaming is the worst audio in history…. All my music, my life's work, is what I am preserving the way I want it to be.



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FTC exploring Apple rules for streaming music rivals in App Store

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Lil Wayne’s “Free Weezy Album” Streaming Exclusively On Tidal

(AllHipHop News) After joining Tidal as one of the artists owners, today (July 4) Lil Wayne released his Free Weezy Album exclusively on the streaming platform. FWA is a 15-track project which features Young Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa, Cory Gunz, and others.

A free month of service is available to all new Tidal members. Users can permanently subscribe to the service for either $ 9.99 or $ 19.99 per month. The $ 19.99 tier includes high-fidelity sound.

To stream Lil Wayne’s Free Weezy Album visit tidal.com.

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Prince Removes His Music From All Streaming Services Except Tidal

(AllHipHop News) Apple Music may have pulled a major coup by getting Dr. Dre, Q-Tip, and others to serve as celebrity DJs for the platform’s new Beats 1 Radio, but Tidal just pulled a big move as well. According to Buzzfeed, iconic musician Prince has pulled his catalog from Apple Music, Spotify, and every other music streaming service – except Tidal.

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It is not surprising Prince selected the artist-owned Tidal to host his discography. The Minneapolis native has been very vocal throughout his career about music corporations’ unfair treatment of artists. He famously wrote the word “slave” on his face in protest to Warner Bros Records.

There has not been an announcement about Prince becoming an official partner with Tidal like Jay Z, Kanye West, Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, and many others. The “Purple Rain” performer did stream his Freddie Gray tribute concert from Baltimore exclusively on Tidal.

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Music streaming business targets CD-crazy Japanese

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Japan messaging app Line launches music streaming business

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Apple wants a lead role in streaming music

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Beats co-founder and Apple employee Jimmy Iovine speaks at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Monday, June 8, 2015. The maker of iPods and iPhones announced Apple Music, an app that combines Beats 1, a 24-hour, seven-day live radio station, with an on-demand music streaming service. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)When Apple launches its Apple Music streaming service at the end of June, it will affect things big and small in the music industry.



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Streaming sets the tune for French Riviera music trade show— will be at the forefront of the annual Midem trade show starting on the French Riviera on Friday. The new boss of Deezer, France's answer to Swedish-based streaming leader Spotify, will take the stage on the first day of the event in Cannes, along with an executive from Tidal, a rival service relaunched this year by American rapper Jay-Z. It's one more sign that streaming is focusing the minds, hopes and investments of many of the 6,000 attendees of the trade show, coming from 75 countries.



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Mike XXL And DJ Truly Odd Say Artists Are Often Ripped Off With Music Streaming

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Who’s Who in music streaming: Tidal, Spotify, Pandora & more

In this Jan. 6, 2015 photo, a model wears SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones at the Intel booth during the International CES, in Las Vegas. With paid subscriptions to music streaming services like Tidal, Spotify, Pandora and others, you can listen to as many songs as you want on a variety of personal computers, phones, tablets and other devices. (AP Photo/John Locher)NEW YORK (AP) — Since Apple shook up the music world with iTunes a little more than a decade ago, online music has exploded and become the central way many people enjoy and discover music. Internet services such as Pandora and Spotify have millions of users. Now, several high-profile musicians are behind what's being billed as the first artist-owned music-streaming service.



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Big names in music back new Jay Z streaming service ‘Tidal’

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Spotify, a music streaming service going for broke

A timeline of Spotify accomplishments is pictured on a wall at the entrance to the company headquarters in Stockholm on February 16, 2015Since US pop empress Taylor Swift pulled her catalogue from the service, Spotify has regularly trumpeted its self-reported payout (1.8 billion euros) to the music industry over the past seven years. The money has turned music executives from sceptics into believers in a model — based on free music access coupled with paid subscriptions for an ad-free service — that record labels rebuffed when Spotify started pitching it to them in 2007. "We explained we wanted to give the music away for free and they thought we were crazy," Jonathan Forster, now Spotify's vice president for Europe, told AFP before returning to the much-touted figure.



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Music streaming: free is the key

Music streaming: free is the keyCompeting music streaming services are beginning to discover that the best way to get consumers to sign up and to start paying a monthly subscription is to offer a free tier, too. On Wednesday, Google announced that Google Play Music subscribers can now upload and store 50,000 tracks to the cloud free of charge that they can then stream via a smartphone, tablet or even desktop whenever they've got an internet connection. The offer's interesting partly because it recognizes that older consumers already have a record collection that they value and want to listen to — therefore making its streaming and music downloading services more attractive propositions — but also because over at Apple, customers are only currently able to upload 25,000 tracks to iCloud for streaming and they have to pay $ 24.99 a year for the privilege. A year ago, that number stood at 12 million and the huge jump, according to Spotify vice president of North American advertising Brian Benedik, is because the company now offers a free tier of its streaming service across mobile devices as well as on the desktop.



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Streaming Music Companies Battle for International Ears

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Marilyn Manson Streaming New Album Pale Emperor Online

Marilyn Manson is streaming his latest album, Pale Emperor, in full ahead of its January 19 release. It’s the ninth studio LP from the shock rocker, who says that it’s his best since 2000’s Holy Wood. “The album feels tied in to the fable of Mephistopheles, where life is fated. I haven’t felt this way since Holy Wood, where fate has brought things together.”
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Bose is planning a move into music streaming

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Avril Lavigne Suing Concert Streaming Company For $375,000

Avril Lavigne is reportedly suing the live concert streaming company 2VLive for $ 375,000. 
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Google buys music streaming service Songza

A Google logo is seen at the garage where the company was founded on Google's 15th anniversary in Menlo Park, CaliforniaBy Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc has acquired streaming music service Songza, the Internet search company's latest move to play a bigger role in the fast-growing 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 now the four-year-old Songza service, which creates "expert-curated" music playlists intended to match users' activities and tastes, will remain unchanged for existing users. Google did not provide financial terms of the deal, though a report in the New York Post earlier this month citing unnamed sources said Google had offered to buy the company for $ 15 million.



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T-Mobile jumps into music streaming with ‘unRadio’

T-Mobile CEO John Legere puts on headphones as he announces a new music streaming service at T-Mobile's Uncarrier 5.0 event, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — T-Mobile is jumping into the music streaming game with a price and a package of features that set it apart.



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Amazon launches streaming ‘Prime Music’ service

Amazon began offering a streaming music service with a catalog of over one million songsAmazon began offering a streaming music service Thursday with a catalog of over one million songs. The US online giant announced "Prime Music" will be offered free and without advertising for customers of Amazon Prime — a subscription service that includes free delivery, access to online movies and books and other advantages. The Amazon music catalog is far smaller than rival offerings from services like Spotify, which has 20 million songs, but appears to aim for a niche of customers as a new benefit to the Amazon Prime service. "With Prime Music, Prime members have unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs at no additional cost to their membership," Amazon said in a statement.



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Amazon launches music streaming for Prime members

This product image released by Amazon features the company's new Prime Music streaming service. Starting Thursday, June 12, 2014, Amazon.com Inc. will offer more than a million tracks for ad-free streaming and download to Kindle Fire tablets as well as to computers and the Amazon Music app for Apple and Android devices. (AP Photo/Amazon)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amazon's newly announced music streaming service is yet another attempt by the company to move beyond e-commerce and infuse itself into the daily lives of Americans with an increasing number of offerings —including grocery delivery and streaming TV.



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Music streaming is 'game changer' for record companies: Universal

Music streaming is 'game changer' for record companies: UniversalStiff competition among technology giants for a share of the burgeoning online music streaming market has given traditional record companies a much-needed boost, a top Universal executive said Thursday. Industry behemoths such as Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft are increasingly seeking to provide for tech-savvy consumers willing to pay to stream their favourite tunes. "In the past a lot of the tech companies were not very respectful of music," Hole, who heads Universal Music Group's international business, told the Music Matters conference. The music industry has been grappling for years with how to make money from music distributed on the Internet, and streaming services such as Spotify are seen as a possible model to generate revenues.



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Indie music labels give YouTube streaming ultimatum

The Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), the body that represents the global independent music community, is angry at warnings from YouTube that it will remove its members' content unless they sign up to its terms for the new serviceThe independent music trade organisation on Thursday gave YouTube 24 hours to withdraw threats over plans by the Silicon Valley giant to launch a music streaming service. The Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), the body that represents the global independent music community, is angry at warnings from YouTube that it will remove its members' content unless they sign up to its terms for the new service. Sources at WIN told AFP that its officials were locked in talks with YouTube and had told the Google-owned company that it wanted the demands withdrawn by the end of the week. In a statement released on Thursday — but subsequently put on hold while the discussions took place — WIN said YouTube's threats were "unnecessary and indefensible".



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