Scores of Music Services Stream Into Crowded Field

The number of music-streaming services is set to explode next year, as record labels have warmed up to the idea of renting consumers access to a vast collection of tunes, rather than selling them individual albums or songs.

Dozens of companies — from household brands to music-focused startups — plan to begin offering new services in 2014, according to companies that they have hired to help launch and operate them.

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