Napster, the Movie

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Beats’ Jimmy Iovine on Steve Jobs, Spotify and Why He Can Make Subscriptions Work

Why can’t the tech guys make music subscriptions work? Because they’re tech guys, says the music kingpin.

Ten Things About Me

25 Things About Luke Wood

Likes dogs, Ben & Jerry’s.

The Rest of MOG Finds a Home: Radio Chain Townsquare Buys Ad Network

The music start-up’s story ends with a $10 million sale.

HTC Cuts Back Beats Investment

The smartphone maker isn’t forgetting about Dre (and Jimmy Iovine, etc). But a year after buying half the company, it will shave its ownership stake down to 25 percent.

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Beats Finally Presses Play on Purchase of MOG Music Service

It has taken several months, but Beats Electronics finally completed its deal to acquire Internet music service MOG. The deal, which has been in the works for a while now, was finalized on Monday, though financial details were not announced.

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At Long Last, Beats Nearly Ready to Finalize Deal to Acquire MOG Music Service

This deal has been coming for a long while, but Beats is just about ready to announce its plans to acquire the MOG music service, according to CNET. AllThingsD first reported the deal was in the works back in March.

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Spotify Launches in Australia

Spotify opened for business in Australia and New Zealand today. The move broadens the streaming music service’s reach as it raises a new round of funding that should value the company at $4 billion by the time it closes. Last month rival service MOG announced an Australian expansion but hasn’t launched yet.

MOG Heads to Australia, With Help From a Telco

Meanwhile: What happened to that Beats deal?

Beats Is Buying MOG Music Subscription Service

Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre, and HTC will have their own music service.

AOL Music Boss Jumps to Start-Up

BlackBerry Launches Its $5 Music Service

BlackBerry Music: $5 a Month, 50 Songs