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Spotify reaches 3 million paying subscribers

Spotify reaches 3 million paying subscribers

Spotify has reached a new milestone, hitting 3 million paying subscribers, up from 2 million in September and 2.5 million in November. The conversion ratio of paying subscribers has also increased, with the new figure representing 20 percent of Spotify's active user base, whereas that ratio was 15 percent last March.

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iTunes Match launches in 19 more countries

iTunes Match launches in 19 more countries

Apple is expanding its iTunes Match music service to 19 new countries throughout Latin America and Europe. The service first launched in the US last November, spreading to a few other countries, including Australia, Canada, and the UK, in December, and most recently launching in the Netherlands.

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Sony Music Unlimited app heading to iOS

Sony Music Unlimited app heading to iOS

Sony today revealed plans to roll out an iOS version of its Music Unlimited app, which has so far been available to Android, PCs, and other connected devices such as Sony's PSP, PS3, and BRAVIA TVs. Sony Entertainment Network president Tim Schaaff made the announcement, saying that being a Sony customer doesn't necessarily mean every device you own will come from Sony.

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SOUL intros Party In A Box AirPlay and Bluetooth wireless speaker system

SOUL intros Party In A Box AirPlay and Bluetooth wireless speaker system

SOUL Electronics is introducing its new lineup of Ludacris audio products at CES 2012, which includes a wireless speaker system called Party In A Box that sports three different wireless technologies. You can also dock your iPad, iPod, or iPhone to the system. The company also introduced several new colors for its SOUL by Ludacris premium headphones.

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Rhapsody music service claims top paying customers spot in the USA

Rhapsody music service claims top paying customers spot in the USA

There's a site out there folks by the name of Rhapsody, one that's been around for 10 years now, averaging now more than 10 million songs running through its halls per day, and this week they've claimed their spot as the number one premium music service in the USA. Their other big claim to fame this week is that they've now got over one million paying subscribers, no small feat in itself. All this of course makes us not forget their recent acquisition of the infamous Napster back in November of this year.

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Spotify Platform apps start with LastFM, TuneWiki, SongKick

Spotify Platform apps start with LastFM, TuneWiki, SongKick

This week Spotify was revealed by CEO Daniel Ek as being ready to expand with what they call a brand new Music Platform, and with this came a set of new apps made by developers ready to work with Spotify right out of the gate. What Ek had to show off was Spotify working with the first set of apps developed with their streaming music service integrated including LastFM, TuneWiki, and SongKick. What we're finding here is that while these applications are connected with Spotify to stream music, they retain their original abilities to work with music in a variety of ways.

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Spotify introduces Music Platform

Spotify introduces Music Platform

This week Spotify stepped out from the streaming music business into the greater world of the music industry as a platform - third party developers streaming in to work with Spotify to continue to change the world from one where piracy is king to one where people's options to get to that music easily reigns supreme. Daniel Ek, CEO and founder of Spotify stepped to the stage with a plan to outline Spotify's backround and mission, their move into social, and their big announcement for the day. What his and Spotify's mission was and is, Ek said, was to find the best solution outside of piracy for getting music to people's ears in as "good for everybody" a way as possible.

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Spotify closes 2.5 million paying subscribers

Spotify closes 2.5 million paying subscribers

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Spotify has closed 2.5 million paying subscribers for its online music streaming service. While there weren't details released by the company about its subscribers' geographical locations, how long it took, or how many free users there were, it’s nonetheless an impressive feat, especially in this era where music can be easily attainable for little to no cost, well, pretty much, free. Spotify has done a good job persuading customers to actually pay for it. And they do so by providing a seriously killer music service.

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MOG music streaming comes to Mini and BMW vehicles

MOG music streaming comes to Mini and BMW vehicles

If you are into streaming music to your PC or other devices like the Logitech Squeeze box you might be familiar with MOG. The music streaming service was recently added to the Squeezebox line and if you are already a Primo member at $9.99 a month and own certain BMW or Mini vehicles, you can get a new source of in car entertainment on demand from MOG.

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AirGo is first outdoor speaker to house AirPort Express for AirPlay

AirGo is first outdoor speaker to house AirPort Express for AirPlay

Russound announced today its AirGo Outdoor Sound Station that's the first outdoor speaker system to tout Apple's AirPlay music streaming technology via the attachment of an AirPort Express device. Usually we see speaker docks with AirPlay integrated, but the AirGo has, instead, a weatherproof compartment where an AirPort Express unit can be stowed.

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Logitech adds MOG access to Squeezebox

Logitech adds MOG access to Squeezebox

The Logitech Squeezebox line of media players has been around for a long time now. Logitech is always looking to add the ability to stream more content to the device. Today Logitech has announced the latest addition to the Squeezebox streaming service. The latest addition is MOG access.

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Sony Music Unlimited gets major update for PS3

Sony Music Unlimited gets major update for PS3

Sony released a major update today for its Music Unlimted service that streams music to PlayStation 3 consoles. The update brings an interface overhaul for the service on PS3, but more importantly, adds new music discovery capabilities as well as a "My Channels" feature that lets you customize your music listening experience.

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