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Sony to take another look at ad-supported music streaming

Chief financial officer says that Sony, owner of one of the world's three major labels, needs to evaluate what kind of value it's getting in allowing catalog music to be streamed for free.

By November 18, 2014

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Amazon plans Hulu-like ad-supported video too?

Amazon may be planning an ad-supported video service, one that includes music videos and both original and licensed TV series as a counterpoint to its Instant Video download and subscription services, according to a report.

By March 27, 2014

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Hate ads? Pay Google to block them for you

Google is testing an ad-blocker service, Amazon may be inserting ads into streaming video, and Comcast lets you track the cable guy.

By November 21, 2014

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Google tests subscription service for ad-free websites

The test for Google's Contributor program enables you to see a thank-you note instead of an advertisement on participating websites. The cost: $1 to $3 per month.

By November 21, 2014

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Attention, artists: Streaming music is the inescapable future. Embrace it

Music's bedrock business will be selling access to streams, not ownership of tunes. So what does that mean for the artists you love? It should be music to their ears.

By November 14, 2014

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Taylor Swift is right about music, wrong about Spotify, says CEO Ek

Spotify's Daniel Ek says the world's top subscription streaming-music service added 2.5 million paying members in fewer than six months and has returned a total of $2 billion to the music industry.

By November 11, 2014

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SoundCloud goes legit, licensing music from major label Warner

The "YouTube for audio" signs its first deal with one of the three major record labels, which will give it access to songs for a subscription-streaming service to launch in 2015.

By November 4, 2014

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Pandora, Spotify top ranking of music apps -- so where's Beats?

What are the first apps that pop into your head when you think music? If Apple's Beats Music is among them, you may be scanning farther down new App Annie standings than you might expect.

By October 29, 2014

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YouTube chief 'optimistic' site will launch music service 'soon'

Susan Wojcicki dodges a question about YouTube's expected music subscription product, saying at the Recode mobile conference that her company is "working on it."

By October 27, 2014

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Microsoft to kill its free Xbox Music streaming service

The free service will be retired on December 1 as Microsoft decides to focus on its subscription plan alone.

By October 23, 2014