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iTunes Radio to stream pre-release albums

iTunes Radio to stream pre-release albums

In an interview this month, Apple's Senior Vice President for Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue said that iTunes Radio will be used to stream and help promote pre-release albums from various artists. The service, which just recently went live, will build on top of the preview streaming offered in the iTunes Store, and aims to help both artists and listeners.

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PlayStation 4 to blast Sony Music Unlimited tracks during gameplay

PlayStation 4 to blast Sony Music Unlimited tracks during gameplay

With the launch of the PlayStation 4, Sony's own Music Unlimited service will be getting a rather sizable reboot. This system update will allow consoles like the PlayStation 4 to work with a new user interface that'll be allowing gamers to get a handle on the music they've purchased - or plan to purchase - much quicker and easier then in past iterations. This version of Music Unlimited will also be able to be launched from the DUALSHOCK 4 controller with a press-hold of the PS button.

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Spotify to add Pink Floyd catalog after stream goal is met

Spotify to add Pink Floyd catalog after stream goal is met

If you're both a Spotify and a Pink Floyd fan, you've likely been disappointed in the past months, with the former offering very little of the latter. That is about to change, however, according to a tweet fired off by Pink Floyd yesterday. Starting now, all streaming of "Wish You Were Here" on the music service will count towards the streaming goal that, when met, will unlock the rest of the catalog.

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Rdio improves music discovery with first round of new features

Rdio improves music discovery with first round of new features

Back in November, Rdio rolled out updated iOS and Android apps featuring a refreshed user interface that is cleaner than the previous offering. A couple months later, the music streaming service unveiled free streaming in several countries. Now the company has announced the first of what is suggested to be multiple updates, adding features and improvements users have been asking for.

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iOS Amazon Cloud Player hits Ford SYNC AppLink-equipped vehicles

iOS Amazon Cloud Player hits Ford SYNC AppLink-equipped vehicles

This week Ford and Amazon have attached at the hip, pushing their Amazon MP3 app's connectivity in iOS device to Ford SYNC AppLink-equipped vehicles. Now if a user works with an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad and has a Ford vehicle with SYNC AppLink abilities, they'll be able to stream music from their Amazon Cloud Player music library automatically. This is a rare moment in which iOS connectivity has come after, not before, a similar feature working with Android devices.

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Free music streaming service Songza raises $3.82m in funding

Free music streaming service Songza raises $3.82m in funding

The free music streaming and recommendation service, Songza, has just secured $3.82 million in funding. Its funding was revealed in a recent SEC filing. Songza offers playlists created by "music experts". The playlists are configured based on the date, the time of day, your mood, and the type of activity that you're currently doing. Like other music streaming services, you can thumbs up or thumbs down a song to better adjust your playlists.

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Ferrari by Logic3 launches its Scuderia FS1 Air Speaker Dock equipped with Airplay

Ferrari by Logic3 launches its Scuderia FS1 Air Speaker Dock equipped with Airplay

Ferrari by Logic3 has just launched its new speaker dock, the Scuderia FS1 Air. The Scuderia FS1 Air comes equipped with Airplay, so you can stream music wirelessly from your iOS devices, or from iTunes. The 2.1 speaker system is Bluetooth capable as well, so if you don't have an iOS device, you can still wirelessly stream music straight from your Android device, Windows Phone 8 device, or Blackberry 10 device.

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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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