Aiming to step out of the shadow of Spotify, Pandora and Apple's iTunes Radio, 4-year-old Rdio beefs up its free radiolike service and designs a warmer welcome for the uninitiated.
Quickly after Apple's deal to buy a music-streaming service, a report says Amazon will launch a similar offering but one lacking new releases.
This story originally misstated the amounts said to be paid to the indie music labels. Apple reportedly will pay out 0.13 cent in the first year each time a song is played and 0.14 cent in the second year, while Pandora reportedly pays out 0.12 cent. That is, payments per song play are in the hundredths of a penny.
Apple is jumping into the streaming music business, taking on everyone from Google to Pandora. It made the announcement at WWDC.
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The video giant already attracts a billion unique visitors monthly, but will those users pay to play? YouTube gave CNET an exclusive demo of streaming service Music Key.
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.
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.