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Google Play Music All Access takes on Spotify with music streaming

Google Play Music All Access takes on Spotify with music streaming

We heard rumors during the calm of the storm last night before Google I/O, and now it's official. Google today announced what they're calling Google Play Music All Access, which is the company's own take on music streaming, and they look to take on Spotify and Rdio, which are the two main heavyweights in this category.

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Spotify acquisition of Tunigo brings music discovery boost

Spotify acquisition of Tunigo brings music discovery boost

Spotify has recently acquired Tunigo, a music discovery app that creates themed playlists based on your mood. Spotify will transfer all of Tunigo's 20+ employees to its offices in both Stockholm and New York, where they will be focusing their efforts on Spotify's main service. Tunigo will still continue to run, however it's still unknown what Spotify plans on doing with it. It may integrate Tunigo's playlist feature into its service.

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Daft Punk’s Get Lucky sets streaming record

Daft Punk’s Get Lucky sets streaming record

Daft Punk launched a new single on April 19 called Get Lucky. That single proved incredibly popular and the duo has crushed the streaming record for the number of streams on the first day of songs availability on Spotify. The new track was listened to more times in a single 24-hour period the any other song in the history of Spotify.

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Spotify launches in 8 new markets

Spotify launches in 8 new markets

Spotify is expanding to more locations throughout the world today. The music streaming service announced today that users in Mexico, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Iceland, bringing Spotify's reach to 28 markets around the world. The expansion should increase the service's total number of users.

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Grand Theft Auto soundtracks now available on iTunes and Spotify

Grand Theft Auto soundtracks now available on iTunes and Spotify

We're not sure if this could have come soon enough, but it's here, at last. Rockstar Games announced today that the radio playlist soundtracks from all of the Grand Theft Auto titles, starting with the classic Grand Theft Auto III, are now available either for purchase on iTunes or for streaming on Spotify.

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Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 5 relaunches with Spotify integration

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 5 relaunches with Spotify integration

Bang & Olufsen has relaunched its slick looking BeoSound 5 music system. The relaunch of the high-end music system brings with it complete integration with the streaming music service Spotify. The integration of the music device with Spotify brings users access to an additional 20 million songs with premium sound quality.

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Apple will reportedly launch iRadio by Summer

Apple will reportedly launch iRadio by Summer

Apple is reportedly gearing up to launch its own web-based music streaming service, and one that will rival Pandora. The new music service will be called iRadio, and will follow Pandora's example of music streaming. Music services like Spotify and Pandora provide a great revenue stream for music labels. According to the labels, Pandora accounted for 25% of their revenue last year.

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Spotify reportedly plans to add video on-demand service

Spotify reportedly plans to add video on-demand service

Spotify is looking to change things up by adding exclusive video on-demand (VOD) content to its list of services. It wants to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon, and HBO, all of which who have their own exclusive video series that help generate revenue and attract subscribers. Spotify hopes that by developing its own original video content or TV series, it can increase its profit margins.

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Amazon reportedly in talks about a subscription music service

Amazon reportedly in talks about a subscription music service

Amazon is reportedly thinking about starting its own subscription music service. Perhaps it wants to jump on the bandwagon all of the other big companies, like Google and Apple, are on. Sources have told The Verge that Amazon is aiming towards creating a service that's similar to Spotify's, where users can choose which song or artist they want to listen to, instead of creating a radio streaming service like Pandora's.

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Twitter to launch standalone music app

Twitter to launch standalone music app

Twitter is apparently looking to bring some music into its service. The company is getting ready to use We Are Hunted, a music discovery service it had acquired 6 months ago, to help build itself a standalone music app. The app will give personalized music recommendations to users based on the musical artists the user follows, and the musical artists the user's followers follow. The service, while less personalized, will still be usable for those without a Twitter account.

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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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Spotify for iOS updates with overhauled interface

Spotify for iOS updates with overhauled interface

You may remember when Spotify for Android received a big overhaul during the summer last year. This time around, iOS is getting the same treatment. At first glance, it may look like the app didn't see a huge UI improvement, but a few new features were added that make all the difference when it comes to navigating around the music-streaming app.

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