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ad-supported music


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


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


Beta-testing the video ad-supported Free All Music

Free All Music began a private beta test this week, and I'm satisfied with the value proposition, as the ad-viewing and MP3-downloading process is surprisingly painless.

By January 13, 2010


EMI licenses songs to new ad-supported site

EMI is the second big recording company to cut deal with FreeAllMusic.com, a start-up that thinks it can succeed with ad-supported music.

By January 19, 2010


CNET News Daily Podcast: Is free, ad-supported music downloading dead?

Greg Sandoval talks about what led to SpiralFrog's sudden death, and whether other sites have any hope of pursuing a similar model successfully.

By March 20, 2009


Apple Music exec: Free music is a shell game we don't play

Jimmy Iovine, a top figure at Apple's subscription service, says Apple Music doesn't want to build a business on the backs of artists, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of listeners.

By October 7, 2015


Google rivals Apple with Google Play Music Family Plan at $15 per month

Up to six people can share a Google Play Music account under the new family plan. Apple Music offers a similar streaming music plan at the same price.

By September 29, 2015


Streaming music pumps up the volume, crosses $1 billion in US sales

US revenue from streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and Apple Music crossed a key threshold in the first six months of 2015, according to data from the major labels' trade group.

By September 21, 2015


Ad-based music streaming far from dead, research shows

Revenue from "freemium" music-streaming services is expected to surpass $1 billion by 2017, according to Juniper Research. Ultimately, they may also persuade more users to pay for subscriptions.

By August 11, 2015


Google Play Music goes free, partly

The subscription streaming service from the giant behind Android-powered devices is adding a free radio-like product to go with its $10-a-month plan.

By June 23, 2015