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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.
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.
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.
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.
Greg Sandoval talks about what led to SpiralFrog's sudden death, and whether other sites have any hope of pursuing a similar model successfully.
Pandora's subscription-based Internet music service will now be free on Logitech Squeezebox devices--though you'll have to sit through some ads.
After 11 years, it appears Apple is pulling the plug on its Single of the Week. Fortunately, the free-tune train doesn't stop there.
The discount is part of Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals. The Xbox Music Pass streaming-music service normally costs $99.90 a year, but it will go for $49.90 on Friday.
Revenue for digital music held steady in the first half of the year, but streaming services appeared to get richer at the expense of downloads, according to data from the RIAA.
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.