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Can web music survive?

While no one would argue the Internet’s incredibly positive impact on so many aspects of our lives, it is interesting to see that long-held assumptions about it don’t always ring true. Take, for instance, the common notion that the web…

Pandora said to be searching for a buyer

Pandora's ownership may soon change hands. Sources familiar with the matter tell The New York Times that the Internet radio service has commissioned Morgan Stanley to help it meet with potential buyers.

Apple's iTunes Radio service is no longer free

If you've tried to launch iTunes Radio today and were instead prompted to sign up for Apple Music, you aren't alone. Apple on Friday discontinued its free, ad-support streaming music service, iTunes Radio.

Apple Music now has over 10 million paid subscribers

Back in October 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced at the WSJD conference that the company’s streaming music service, Apple Music, had 6.5 million subscribers. Now, it’s been revealed that Apple Music has just reached 10 million paid subscribers, representing…

Pandora will soon have to pay out more in royalties

The Copyright Royalty Board, a panel of three federal judges that set royalty rates for Internet radio stations, revealed on Wednesday a new set of rates that govern how much artists and labels get paid. As a result, Pandora -…

Pandora puts your favorite songs to use in Thumbprint Radio

Pandora is getting on the music personalization bandwagon with their new Thumbprint Radio stations. Announced today on the company blog, each person's Thumbprint station is created from all the songs they’ve given a thumbs up and similar songs added by…

Google is shutting down Songza early next year

It’s been nearly a year and a half since Google acquired free streaming music and recommendation service Songza. At the time, the search giant said there were no immediate changes in the pipeline and that the service would continue to…