Posts tagged Music
Rumor mill has it that Microsoft is in talks with record labels on creating a new music service that caters to Xbox and Windows Phone 7. The software giant is planning on creating a delivery service that would supply music service to Xbox as well as the upcoming Windows based phones, according to an exclusive report on CNet.
Considering that the company already possesses music licenses, there’s no mention as to how this service will differ from Microsoft’s Zune Music Pass, which is the music service currently available to Xbox subscribers. It’s still unclear whether Microsoft must acquire More >
When Spotify was recently launched in the US, an invitation was needed in order to get a free account. Previously anyone willing to pay for a subscription could join right away, without needing an invitation. Now Spotify no longer requires an invitation to join the party as they have recently partnered with Facebook to bring music to the social network. New Spotify users in the U.S. that sign up for free accounts will have unlimited access to more than 15 million tracks for the first six months. After that, time limits will go into effect. Spotify users with free accounts in Europe are More >
Spotify launched in the US just a little under a month ago and it is proving to be as popular in the United States as it’s been in Europe. Two weeks after launch, the music streaming service was rumored to have hit 70,000 paying subscribers. New numbers are now being leaked revealing that the service is still growing rapidly. According to the latest figures leaked, Spotify has signed up 1.4 million users total in the U.S. It may sound impressive, but what’s more amazing is that the company also has more than doubled their paid subscriber base within the last two weeks.
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Spotify, just two weeks since its U.S. debut, the popular European music service has already received a big welcome, complete with praise as well as a patent lawsuit. The company has just been sued by multimedia software company PacketVideo for patent infringement. Oddly, the patent is essentially for music streaming or some words which resemble that. The patent in dispute is fairly broad, mentioning any “device for the distribution of music infringement. Filed originally in 1995, the patent was later purchased by PacketVideo with the intent of collecting licensing fees from it. Below is the More >
The popular European streaming music service Spotify could launch in the United States as soon as next week according to AllThingsD’s Peter Kafka. It was announced earlier this week that Spotify would be taking its talent to the U.S but the company seemed to give no indication of when the launch might occur. According to AllThingsD, the service is set to launch next week and their track record has been very accurate in the past.
Kafka reaffirms that Spotify has deals signed with three of the four major U.S record labels already and a deal with Warner Music Group is close enough to being More >
Since we know exactly what Apple is doing with its new data centers and with its purchase of Lala from 2009 it is finally happening. Today at Apple’s WWDC keynote, Steve Jobs declared that iTunes is floating away into the clouds and into an entirely new era for digital music storage, management, and enjoyment. After presenting the new Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud, Steve Jobs turned back to iTunes. “It’s the same old story,” Jobs said in his introduction to the improvement of iTunes. “I buy something on my iPhone and it’s not on my other devices. I grab my iPod and I go to listen to More >
Everyone already knows that Apple will most likely unveil the long awaited iCloud service next week and now a few more details regarding the issue are beginning to emerge. It has already been made clear that Steve Jobs is set to take the stage at the Moscone Center next week for Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference and iOS 5, Mac OS X Lion, and iCloud will be the main focus of the event.
Apple previously delayed iCloud in order to obtain licensing agreements from all of the major record labels before launching the service. Since everything is in place now, Apple is free to launch the More >
A recent report by Forbes says that Facebook has teamed up with Spotify, to launch a music-streaming service on the popular networking site. Spotify, a Swedish Startup which was founded in 2008, allows music lovers to stream music from a range of major and independent record labels, including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group, The Orchard, and Universal.
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The service would be launched in two weeks, and would be available for Facebook users in countries where Spotify service is available. The integrated service is currently going through testing, but when launched, More >
According to a report from BusinessInsider, Google has accidentally leaked the upcoming version of their Cloud Music App for Android.
Tech From 10 was able to get the app after discovering that Google accidentally pushed a developer version of the next Android Market to their phone.
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So on our Galaxy S Vibrant today we went to do a routine update of apps from the Android Market, only to discover that, for a completely unknown and frankly bizarre reason, our Android Market is now suddenly the test version we assume is loaded on Android developer’s devices.
Last week Amazon.com, Inc. announced the Amazon Appstore for Android and now they just released – the Amazon Cloud Player and Cloud Drive, a cloud-based music streaming solution for the web, and more interestingly, mobile devices like Android. Each user is given 5GB of space in their personal Cloud Drive (unless the user purchases an MP3 album on AmazonMP3, which will automatically and freely boost their space to 20GB for one year) to handle their music. Interesting features include the ability to re-download anything that is uploaded to the Cloud Drive, and the ability stream all of More >