Move over, Rudolph: Streaming adds to the flood of holiday specials

Far from the holiday specials of the past — which dutifully arrived on the major networks each year, from Frosty and Rudolph to Charlie Brown and the Grinch — much of this year’s barrage of Christmas specials will stream into the season.


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Emmy ratings fall again to record low, as streaming becomes the new normal

What if you threw a party — one generally praised by critics, presented with no serious glitches in the midst of a pandemic — and relatively speaking, nobody showed up? That’s the puzzle facing the Television Academy, in the wake of another year of record-low ratings for the Emmy Awards.


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Oscars make one-time exception for streaming eligibility because of coronavirus

The Oscars are making what’s described as a one-time-only concession by allowing movies initially made available via streaming or video on demand to compete for best picture in next year’s awards.


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Twitch Threatened with Lawsuit Over Streaming of Teddy Riley Concert

Twitch and Amazon have just been accused of intentionally and maliciously screwing with Omnis and Teddy Riley. Jeff Bezos’ companies — yes, Amazon owns Twitch too — are accused of blatantly ripping off Teddy’s streamed concert April 2 on the…

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What to Know About New Streaming Service Quibi

The already-crowded streaming service market is getting a new entrant with short-form content platform, Quibi.
Quibi’s main differentiator from its predecessors, such as Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime Video, is that all its content is under 10 minutes and new content is released daily. The platform, which launches on April 6, is made specifically for mobile devices, where content can be viewed on both landscape and portrait mode.
The platform is just one of the new streaming services to launch this year. Quibi will be followed by the launch of Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, in April and HBO Max, which will be home to HBO and WarnerMedia programming, in May. Last year saw the debut of two other major streaming services: Apple TV+ and Disney+.
From the major celebrities involved to the kinds of content you’ll find, here is everything you need to know about Quibi.
What is Quibi?
Quibi is a new streaming service specializing in short-form episodes all under 10 minutes. Its name is fittingly short for “quick bites.”
The streaming service plans to introduce more than 175 original shows and 8,500 episodes in its first year.
When does Quibi launch?
The streaming service launches on April 6.
What kind of content will Quibi produce?
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Lil Uzi Vert Holds at No. 1, and Streaming Habits Are Shifting

During the coronavirus crisis, listeners are turning to older songs and family music, but the biggest new releases are still going strong.
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‘The Mandalorian’ powers Disney’s launch into streaming

It’s early days for Disney+, but the opening original-programming salvo for the new streaming service looks a whole lot like “The Mandalorian” — the first live-action “Star Wars” series — and the seven dwarfs.


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What to Expect From Apple TV+, Apple’s New Streaming Service

Apple released its long-awaited Apple TV+ streaming service Friday, complete with a number of shows featuring today’s biggest stars. The streaming service joins a busy — and growing — space that’s occupied by the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu, and will later see the release of services like Disney+ and HBO Max.
From how to access the streaming service to the original TV shows, here is what you can expect from Apple TV+.
How do you access Apple TV+? 
Apple TV+ is available through Apple’s TV app, which is pre-installed on Apple products. The streaming service is also available on Apple’s web site. Up to six family members can share one subscription.
It will be available in 100 countries and regions.
What original T.V. shows are available on Apple TV+?

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Apple chief executive office Tim Cook revealed roughly 14 original TV shows at a press conference Sept. 10 that will be available through Apple TV+, including “The Morning Show,” starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell and a series focused on mental health created by Oprah Winfrey, who is working with Prince Harry for the project. 
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Apple flips the switch in streaming TV wars

Apple TV+, the tech giant’s entrance into the streaming TV wars, went live in over 100 countries on Friday with several original TV shows.


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Pharoahe Monch’s Shelved Album “Internal Affairs” Coming To Streaming & Vinyl

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Post Malone Claims No. 1 With the Year’s Biggest Streaming Total

The musician’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding” bumped Tool from the top spot on the album chart with the equivalent of 489,000 sales in the United States.
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What’s streaming on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon in September

Back to school, no more summer vacation (if you even took one) and cooler temps on their way.


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Ewan McGregor to return as Obi-Wan in new ‘Star Wars’ streaming TV series

Ewan McGregor will reprise his “Star Wars” role as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a series for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, the actor announced to fans of the beloved movie franchise on Friday. Rough cut (no reporter narration).


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Ed Sheeran Is a Streaming Giant, but ‘Collaborations’ Is a Modest Hit

The singer and songwriter’s star-packed new album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with the seventh-biggest opening of the year.
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Kidz Bop Is a Juggernaut of the CD Age. Can It Survive the Streaming Era?

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Christmas Streaming Sends Nat King Cole and Mariah Carey to Billboard’s Top 10

The Atlanta rapper 21 Savage opened at No. 1 after a brief trip through the social media outrage cycle in a week heavy on holiday listening.
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‘Roma’ leads streaming push into Oscar race

Netflix desperately wants to make its mark on the Oscar race, and in Alfonso Cuaron’s autobiographical “Roma,” it has its strongest contender yet. Yet the streaming service — having roiled the TV business — appears determined to storm the movie-awards competition in similar fashion, which means breaking rules and operating very much on its own terms.


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

There were two near-takeovers at the Emmys on Monday, as streaming services expanded their impact on the awards, while “Saturday Night Live” permeated the ceremony. The former likely magnified the issue of viewers watching a parade of winners from relatively little-seen programs — with “Game of Thrones” a notable exception — and the latter yielded a flawed, haphazard show, which badly overplayed some of its bits.


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Donald Glover Sued By Record Label Over Streaming Royalties

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Another One: YouTube Annouces New Music Streaming Service

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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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In Streaming, One Goliath Creates Many Davids

Streaming has established itself as the dominant mode of music distribution. What could go wrong? Quite a lot, it turns out.
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Pink’s ‘Beautiful Trauma’ Is No. 1 With Big Sales in a Streaming World

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Streaming Is Taking Over Pop, but It’s Far From Flawless

Spotify, SoundCloud, Tidal: Seemingly every major streaming service has suffered through some controversy lately. A panel discussion, on Popcast.
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Rhapsody hopes music streaming is child’s play

Rhapsody hopes music streaming is child's playThe new feature, which will appear in existing Rhapsody and Napster subscribers' Android apps as an update, promises a broad selection of tracks but with no surprises and with no danger of accidentally accessing anything with an ‘explicit Lyrics' label. "As the original streaming music service, we have a deep base of customers that have moved into a new chapter of their life and are hungry for a way to share music with their kids," said Rhapsody CFO, Ethan Rudin.



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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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U.K. Music Industry: BBC Must Pay Royalties for Planned Music Streaming Service

Without proper license deals, the offer, which is in its early planning stages, wouldn’t be viable, says a trade group.
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Why Musicians Push Back On Streaming

Digital streaming has taken over but for artists that can be a huge problem because streaming doesn’t pay nearly the amount of money downloads do.
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Hollywood Docket: Musicians Guild Sues Major Labels Over Streaming Revenue

Foreign streaming and nonpermanent downloads are the subject of the guild’s latest big legal move.
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EU finds no evidence of illegal activity in Apple’s music streaming deals: report

An Apple logo hangs above the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York City(Reuters) – Antitrust authorities in Europe failed to find evidence that Apple Inc's deals with record labels and online music streaming services are blocking rivals' access to its music streaming platform, Re/code reported, citing sources. The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, started an investigation in April and had sent out questionnaires to several record labels seeking information about their dealings with Apple. The investigation did not turn up evidence of any illegal activity, but the European Union will continue to monitor the market, the report said, citing sources.



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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

Senator Al Franken answers questions at the U.S. Senate Candidate's Forum at Minnesota Farmfest in Redwood CountyBy Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. senator wants two federal agencies to investigate whether Apple Inc is breaking antitrust law in how it treats music services that compete with the streaming service it launched in June. Democratic Senator Al Franken in a letter on Wednesday said that he was concerned that some Apple practices could limit choices and raise prices for consumers. The letter was sent to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez.



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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

The Apple logo is seen at the flagship Apple retail store in San FranciscoBy Diane Bartz and Julia Love WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. government antitrust regulators are looking into claims about whether Apple's treatment of rival streaming music apps is illegal under antitrust law, according to three industry sources. Apple recently launched a new music streaming service, Apple Music. It also provides the App Store platform for competing streaming services including Jango, Spotify, Rhapsody and others.



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Prince pulls music from most online streaming services

US singer PrincePop icon Prince has opened a new chapter in his fraught relationship with the Internet as he suddenly pulled his music from most streaming services. The sole streaming service that still carried the "Purple Rain" legend's music as of early Thursday was Tidal, which was re-launched this year by rap mogul Jay Z. It streamed much of a peace concert held by Prince in May in Baltimore in the wake of the death of an African American man in police custody.



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AC/DC to make music available for streaming

Musicians from rockband AC/DC Brian Johnson (L) and guitarist Angus Young performAC/DC has finally joined the world of streaming, hitching its star to Spotify, Rdio and the newly-launched Apple Music, the New York Times reports.



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Music streaming business targets CD-crazy Japanese

A new music streaming service in Japan is aiming to make a dent in the world's second-largest music marketA new music streaming service in Japan is aiming to make a dent in the world's second-largest music market, but it could face a tough challenge from the undisputed king of the sector — the good old compact disc. While digital music now eclipses CD sales in the United States, Japanese music lovers tend to be big on showing off their disc collections — e-books have also struggled — and the industry is heavily geared toward sales of physical media. This week, mobile messaging giant Line said it was going where others including Sony and games giant DeNA had failed, with a streaming service that offers unlimited access to a collection of more than 1.5 million songs for 1,000 yen (US$ 8) a month.



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Japan messaging app Line launches music streaming business

The logo of free messaging app Line is pictured on a smartphone in this photo illustration taken in TokyoBy Joshua Hunt TOKYO (Reuters) – Messaging app operator Line Corp launched its music streaming service in Japan on Thursday, getting a head start in the virtually untapped business for mobile music subscriptions in the world's second-biggest music market. Line's move marks the most ambitious attempt yet to reverse the declining market for digital music in Japan, where compact discs still account for more than 80 percent of total music sales. Hobbled by rights issues, foreign companies have yet to break into Japan's music streaming business.



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Apple wants a lead role in streaming music

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's iTunes helped change the way music-lovers bought their favorite songs, replacing plastic discs with digital downloads. Now the maker of iPods and iPhones wants to carve out a leading role in a revolution well under way, with a new, paid streaming-music service set to launch this summer. With millions of listeners already tuning in to streaming outlets like Pandora and Spotify, analysts and music-industry sources say Apple …
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Streaming sets the tune for French Riviera music trade show

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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Streaming Utopia: Imagining Digital Music’s Perfect World

We asked everyone we could think of, from fans to musicians to label owners what the ideal streaming service should look like. Turns out the new world, even in our fantasies, is a work in progress.

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Jay Z — Screw Tidal’s Critics … I’m the Steve Jobs of Music Streaming

Jay Z ripped into everyone who’s bashing his new business … as only he can — by uncorking a blistering freestyle in which he compared himself to the founders of Apple and Nike.  The lyrical attack came during Jay’s ‘B-Sides’ concert last night,…

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Music streaming service Grooveshark shuts down to settle infringement

(Reuters) – Online music streaming service Grooveshark shut down its operations as part of its settlement agreement with major record companies, according to a message posted on the website, putting an end to a four-year legal battle. Grooveshark will wipe clean all of the record companies’ copyrighted works and hand over ownership of its website, mobile apps and intellectual property, including patents and copyrights, the company said. We failed to secure licenses from rights holders for the vast amount of music on the service,” Grooveshark said. Grooveshark and its parent Escape Media Group were not immediately reachable for comment.
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Apple in talks with musicians for exclusive streaming deals: Bloomberg

A sign is seen outside the Apple Store in Covent Garden in London(Reuters) – Apple Inc has approached more than a dozen musicians, including British band Florence and the Machine, in an effort to sign exclusive deals for some of their music to be streamed on Beats, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The company is in talks with Florence and the Machine to give Apple limited streaming rights to a track from their album set to be released in June, Bloomberg said. Apple has also approached Taylor Swift and others about partnerships, the report said. Apple declined to comment.



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Music streaming showdown looms as Spotify competition heats up

Android application logo of Swedish music streaming service SpotifyThis week's all-star launch of US rapper Jay Z's streaming music service may not have caused Spotify's management to lose sleep — but analysts predict tough days ahead as tech giant Apple prepares to enter the fray. After a day's silence the news was welcomed by the world leader Spotify, despite the barely veiled criticism of streaming companies like it from US superstars including Madonna and Alicia Keys at the launch in New York. Jonathan Forster, Spotify's vice president for Europe, told AFP in Stockholm that his company welcomed the artists' initiative. Spotify has come under fire from artists like British band Radiohead and US pop star Taylor Swift — who has shifted her catalogue to Tidal — protesting that Spotify does not pay artists their fair share.



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Jay Z’s Music Streaming Sounds Great, But It Will Cost You

Tidal prides itself on providing a high-quality sound and video experience, but the next-level service costs nearly twice as much as its competitors.
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Music Megastars Team Up to Launch Streaming Service Tidal

A phalanx of chart-topping stars from across genres joined forces in the loading dock of New York City’s biggest post office today to launch the newly artist-owned high-definition streaming service Tidal. Like a scene out of a pop-music version of The Avengers, 16 hit-makers – Alicia Keys, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler…
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Seinfeld Nears Streaming Video Deal, Yada Yada

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Spotify, a music streaming service going for broke

Spotify, a music streaming service going for brokeSince 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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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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Apple music streaming service tipped for June launch

Beats by Dre Solo HDAccording to industry sources quoted by 9to5Mac, a new iTunes music streaming service will offer curated playlists, the ability to store digital music collections in the cloud and song selections tailored to individual tastes. In May 2014 Apple acquired Beats, the company famous for its Beats by Dr Dre premium headphone range, but also for a music streaming service created by musicians for music lovers.



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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

A job listing suggests Bose, maker of these SoundTouch Wi-Fi music systems, is moving into music streamingA new job posting by premium headphone and speaker company Bose is leading to speculation that it is building a service to challenge the likes of Beats Music.



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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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