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Rob Wells, the former surfer turned music exec, was among the first in the industry to cheer Spotify. In an interview with CNET, Wells says that embracing new business models has paid off.
Michael Nash, Warner's outgoing digital chief, says you bet the industry stumbled at times in the digital era but it's pointed in the right direction now: toward the cloud.
E-mail exchanges between SpiralFrog managers and financiers, obtained by CNET News, shed a bit more light on power struggles and frustrations over the company.
Was it the death of LimeWire, lower prices, Adele's skyrocketing popularity, or Amazon's big discount of Lady Gaga that halted a seven-year decline in album sales?
Pandora, the online radio station and music recommendation service, went public today and investors were getting frothy. But the company has too little going for it to justify investment.
For the last year, the European music service has been slowly reducing the amount of free music available to users. Now it has a fresh set of restrictions.
Employees of the online titan have begun using Google Music to help smooth out kinks, music industry sources tell CNET. There's still one nagging problem, though: music licenses.
The company that had trouble paying bills and acquiring licensing rights the past three years has finally penned some deals. The service is expected to launch next week.
After failing to acquire music licenses in the U.S., Spotify has offered major labels more money and agreed to limit its free-music offering.
Google Music's on the way, but talks over unprecedented cloud-music licensing are part of what's delaying a launch. Then comes the really hard part: taking on iTunes.