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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.

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Spotify to Introduce Free Mobile Music Service

The streaming-music service, Spotify, which has six million paying subscribers and 20 million active users worldwide, is planning a free, ad-supported version for mobile devices, after previously making mobile users pay a monthly fee.

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A Penny for Your Song? Spotify Spills Details on Artist Payments.

Ever wondered how much an artist gets every time you click their song on services like Spotify?

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Pandora Media Posts Q3 Loss

Pandora Media Inc. swung to a fiscal third-quarter loss as the Internet-radio provider spent more on content and sales and marketing, masking a jump in revenue as users listened to more music.

Spotify Gets a New Biz Dev Head From 21st Century Fox

Jorge Espinel fills a slot left open for close to a year.
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Sunrise, Sunset: Why Companies Kill Products We Love

The first motivation of sunsetting is herding customer groups into larger concentrated pools of usage.
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Myspace Launches a New Mobile App

Myspace debuted a new version of its website and mobile iOS application on Wednesday, aiming to jumpstart the ailing social network back to life. Among the most noteworthy features: Users are able to create personalized radio stations inside the app, streaming music from Myspace’s catalog of 53 million songs.

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Google to Launch Music-Streaming Service

Google Inc.’s Android unit is set to launch a paid subscription music-streaming service akin to that of Spotify AB as soon as this week, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Spotify Plans Asian, Latin American Launches

Spotify AB, the streaming music provider, is preparing to launch in several Asian and Latin American markets to expand beyond the predominantly Western economies it currently operates in, said a person familiar with the plan.

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Pandora Jumps on Results; CEO to Step Down

Pandora Media Inc. reported better-than-expected results for the fourth quarter on Thursday afternoon — giving its stock a sharp boost despite the surprise additional news that its CEO plans to step down.

AOL Music Boss Jumps to Start-Up