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Pink Floyd says Pandora is trying to rip off musicians

As a music lover, you might say that we're living in the golden age of music discovery and accessibility. Many musicians, however, say it's a big problem. With iTunes, users can easily purchase and download songs from a selection of over 26 million titles. With Spotify, users can stream music on...

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Pandora isn't afraid of iTunes Radio

After years of speculation, Apple on Monday finally released iTunes Radio, Cupertino's take on a streaming music recommendation service. iTunes Radio, of course, is entering a market already populated by some heavy-hitting competition, namely Pandora and Spotify. While Spotify is unique (and...

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Reuters: Apple to show off iRadio streaming service next week

Reuters is reporting that among the announcements we'll see at next week's WWDC keynote, Apple will introduce a new music-streaming service called iRadio. The service will be free and ad-supported, Reuters says those in the know claimed, and will feature ads from the iAds team. The service is...

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Pandora app revamps interface, adds Facebook publishing

Pandora Radio is the granddaddy of streaming music apps, and for years now, the company's iPhone app has been one of the most popular ways to use and interact with the service. Just today, the app has nabbed a big update, bringing it to version 4.3. The new update adds a redesigned interface,...

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Turntable.fm releases Piki app, for music recommendations and streaming

Turntable.fm is one of the many social streaming music sites out there -- it allows you and your friends to stream music and even listen in together to your favorite albums and songs. The company already has its own standalone app for the App Store, but it's trying a new tactic now to grab...

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Streaming radio may be the next frontier for Apple's music efforts

In a rather interesting article last week detailing music service Pandora's ongoing struggle with record labels' streaming fees, The Verge says that "iRadio," Apple's rumored Pandora competitor, is being primed for a launch this Summer. "Much has been written about Apple's plan to launch a...

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Record labels laugh at Apple's proposed royalty rate for streaming service

The New York Post has an exclusive today about Apple's attempts to get rights from record labels for a proposed music streaming service, which are apparently falling on deaf ears because its offer is "seen as way too cheap." A high-level executive at one label told the Post that "Apple wants...

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Microsoft's Xbox Music to challenge iTunes, others

Microsoft has announced Xbox Music, a digital music service designed to work initially with the 67 million Xbox gaming consoles that have been sold since 2005. With Xbox Music, Microsoft wants to challenge the dominance of Apple's iTunes and services like Pandora. The service debuts on the...

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Apple is developing Pandora-like music service, Wall Street Journal reports (updated)

A tweet from the Wall Street Journal's Dennis Berman states that Apple is developing a streaming-music service that is similar to Pandora. The news comes six days before Apple's September 12 media event. Berman said details will be posted on the Wall Street Journal's site shortly. We'll...

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iMore compares top music streaming services for the iPhone

iMore has conducted an in-depth comparison of three of the most popular music streaming services available for the iPhone: Spotify, Pandora and Slacker. As mentioned in the article, iTunes is certainly king when it comes to the purchase of digital music, but undoubtedly, there's an ever...

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Spotify lifts track limits on free accounts, struggles to stand out in streaming market

Good news for European fans of the streaming music service Spotify: The company has lifted the five-track replay limit per day for users of the free service in Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Netherlands and Spain. Additionally, US users will get their current six-month free trial extended, but...

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Musicality: AirPlay popular music services to enabled speakers

Musicality (US$9.99) offers one-app access to Pandora, Last.fm, and Grooveshark streaming music services. What's more, it adds in extra features that integrate with Growl notifications (so you can immediately see what song is playing, even when the app itself is hidden) and AirPlay. It's this...

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Slacker Radio tries to break through a flooded streaming music market

One of our final meetings at CES last week was with Slacker Radio's VP of Marketing, Jonathan Sasse, who sat down in a Las Vegas lobby restaurant to tell us what his company has been up to lately. Slacker Radio is one of the many streaming radio offerings that have apps available on the App...

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Nominate your favorite iPhone music app for TUAW's Best of 2011

During December and January, The Unofficial Apple Weblog is soliciting your nominations and votes for the best products for Mac, iPhone/iPod touch, and iPad. We'll start with nominations in a category, and then tally your votes for the top-nominated products a few days later. The winner in each...

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Spotify to challenge Pandora with Spotify Radio

Spotify already has proven itself a formidable competitor for Rdio, and the all-you-can-stream music service even matches up against iTunes with a subscription model versus iTunes' track-at-a-time sales approach. Now it's aiming the crosshairs at suggestion engine Pandora with a revamp of its...

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