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Spotify Browse brings curated playlists to iOS and Android

Spotify Browse brings curated playlists to iOS and Android

Are you tired of constantly going through your music and creating a new playlist for every situation? Spotify wants to fix that. They've introduced a new feature called Browse that lets you search for specific playlists based on what kind of mood you're in. These playlists are created by other users and picked out by Spotify staffers.

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Pandora acquisition of radio station KXMZ challenged with FCC block request

Pandora acquisition of radio station KXMZ challenged with FCC block request

Last month, we reported that - as part of an ongoing battle between Pandora and the music industry - the Internet radio company would acquire terrestrial radio station KXMZ in order to get an RMLC license. The ultimate goal in the business move would be scoring the lower royalty rates that its competitors enjoy. The ASCAP has long bucked against Pandora's efforts, and this acquisition is no different: a request has been made for the FCC to block the purchase.

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Rdio rolls out in Asia as part of seven country expansion

Rdio rolls out in Asia as part of seven country expansion

Rdio has been making fairly regular changes, improvements, and expansions, with today marking its newest roll out into new locations, as well as a first for the service - availability in Asia. The service had not previously been available anywhere in Asia, but with expansion into Hong Kong and Malaysia, it has found added a new first to its global footprint.

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Pandora acquires terrestrial radio station KXMZ in order to nab RMLC license

Pandora acquires terrestrial radio station KXMZ in order to nab RMLC license

It's no secret that there's some contention between Pandora and the powers that be over how much it pays for every song its users listen to, with the Internet radio station feeling it pays too much, and with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, more commonly known as ASCAP, frequently trying to raise royalty rates.

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Apple iRadio stymied by song-skipping issue says sources

Apple iRadio stymied by song-skipping issue says sources

Back in March, we reported that Apple plans to launch it iRadio streaming music service by this upcoming summer, followed up by a piece in April on its reported signing of various licensing agreements. Now sources are saying the company has run into a snag with Sony over an issue with how much it will pay when users skip songs.

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Slacker listening times increase following February redesign

Slacker listening times increase following February redesign

Back in February, Slacker Radio was given a massive design overhaul, with the older clunky interface being replaced with a white, easier-to-navigate alternative. That change was accompanied by the addition of new features, as well, all with the goal of helping the service compete with the likes of Pandora and other similar offerings. Now the numbers are in, and it turns out the redesign did more than expected.

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Pandora hits 200 million registered users

Pandora hits 200 million registered users

Internet radio service Pandora has reached yet another milestone. The company announced today that they have hit 200 million registered users in the US. Pandora has been around for almost eight years, and half of the 200 million subscribers were added in a time period of just two years. Approximately 67 million Pandora users are monthly active listeners.

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Pandora arrives on Windows Phone 8, ad-free until 2014

Pandora arrives on Windows Phone 8, ad-free until 2014

Pandora, the ever-popular internet radio service, is now available for Windows Phone 8 devices. It took a while for the app to reach Microsoft's new platform, but nonetheless, WP8 users can get in on the music-streaming action right now. Plus, Pandora is making their WP8 app ad-free until 2014, as well as tacking on a couple of exclusive features.

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doubleTwist launches Magic Radio streaming music service

doubleTwist launches Magic Radio streaming music service

doubleTwist has been around for a while now delivering its music player to Android users, providing an iTunes-like interface for syncing music between Android devices and computers. However, the company announced a new service today, called Magic Radio, and it looks to take a piece of the streaming music market share.

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Slacker Radio gets overhauled redesign to take on Pandora and Spotify

Slacker Radio gets overhauled redesign to take on Pandora and Spotify

We knew it would be coming, and now it looks like it's finally here. Slacker Radio has completely overhauled its service by introducing a completely new design and tacking on some new features. This time around, Slacker is looking to catch up in the music-streaming market by taking on Pandora and Spotify for the internet radio crown.

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Slacker Radio planning major overhaul

Slacker Radio planning major overhaul

Slacker Radio hasn't done too much the past few years. While they've definitely been spreading their service to different devices and platforms, like the Roku streaming media player, and just recently Chrysler's UConnect at CES 2013, the service hasn't been making waves like its competitors, Spotify, Pandora, Rdio, etc. However, we've been told that Slacker Radio will be holding an event sometime in the near future to reveal a complete overhaul of the service.

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Last.fm going paid-only, will shut down in most countries

Last.fm going paid-only, will shut down in most countries

The popular internet radio service Last.fm will be cutting back its scale and will be offering only paid subscriptions from now on. The service will shut down in most countries around the world, but will still stay up in the US, UK, and Germany. Paid-for Last.fm radio will continue to be available in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Brazil, but all other countries will no longer have access to the service starting January 15.

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