After launching in the US last year, Australia and New Zealand are getting their crack at YouTube's music app and ad-free subscription service.
Telstra has announced the closure of its MP3 download service, BigPond Music, capping off what has been a tumultuous year for its other digital music property, MOG.
A "handful" of Australian subscribers have had issues accessing MOG music streaming following the transition of the service to Beats Music in other countries.
Despite a move in the US that sees the MOG streaming service absorbed into Beats Music, local provider Telstra has announced it will keep MOG alive in Australia "at this stage".
A note on the site encourages subscribers to switch to Beats, which Apple is in the process of acquiring for $3 billion.
The newest music-streaming service on the block will be launching in Australia, with existing users of MOG to be transitioned "when the timing is right".
Sources tell CNET that Beats wants a new CEO managing the music service it acquired this year.
The companies have not disclosed the terms of the deal, but Beats says that MOG's commitment to high music-quality sold them on the deal.
The company co-founded by Dr. Dre is at long last ready to unveil the acquisition deal that was first reported on in March, sources tell CNET.
Australians have a new option for streaming music from today, with US-based MOG launching through Telstra's BigPond Music service.