music streaming

Apple’s low royalty rate offer for streaming music has record labels grumbling

Apple’s low royalty rate offer for streaming music has record labels grumbling

It's no secret that Apple has been looking into launching its own music streaming service. Yesterday, we reported that Apple's Tim Cook and Eddy Cue had met up with Beats' CEO Jimmy Iovine to discuss Project Daisy, a music service the latter company has planned, including its business model and planned rollout. Now the tech giant has approached record labels with a royalty rate offer that has left them less than enthused.

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YouTube tipped to launch its own music streaming service

YouTube tipped to launch its own music streaming service

YouTube is rumored to be gearing up to launch a subscription-based music streaming service. The video-streaming juggernaut is hoping to become a fully-fledged media juggernaut in the future it seems. The service is said to have a free model which allows users to listen to all the music they'd like, but with ads popping up from time to time. It's no different than when ads pop-up before/while you're watching your favorite YouTube videos. A paid subscription would of course remove the ads for an uninterrupted music-listening experience.

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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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Rdio updated for iOS and Android with fully re-booted UI

Rdio updated for iOS and Android with fully re-booted UI

It's time to get smart with the developers behind the music streaming app Rdio - updated today for iOS as well as Android. This update brings on a fully redesigned user interface that's ever-so-slightly cleaner than we've ever seen from the app before and will likely instill much more confidence in the system for both artists and those looking to subscribe to the pay service. Last month the team launched a Rdio Artist Program and a massive advertising campaign over the past few months to bring the app into prominence.

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Spotify confirms beta web app, rolling out to select few

Spotify confirms beta web app, rolling out to select few

If you've been a Spotify user ever since its inception, then you probably know how frustrating it was that there wasn't a web app available, which would essentially allow you to listen your music library on any computer with an internet connection. However, the company has confirmed that they're rolling out a beta version of the Spotify web app starting today.

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