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YouTube to launch music streaming service on May 22

/ May 18, 2018

YouTube to launch music streaming service on May 22

YouTube will launch a music streaming service next week, it said Thursday, as it looks to use its popular internet video brand to tap the growing market for paid music streaming. YouTube Music, which will offer both ad-supported and $9.99-per-month versions, will compete directly with ...

Can Spotify dent streaming-averse Japan?

| Oct 24, 2016

Can Spotify dent streaming-averse Japan?

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Spotify's long-awaited launch last month has industry watchers wondering whether it will make a major breakthrough in altering Japan's $3 billion music industry, where 80 percent of sales still come from CDs and other physical formats. With most of the world's major streaming services now ...

Taylor Swift pulls music from streaming service Spotify

Nov 4, 2014

Taylor Swift pulls music from streaming service Spotify

by David Bauder

Spotify stopped streaming Taylor Swift's music at her request Monday, setting up a business struggle between the industry's most popular artist and the leading purveyor of a new music distribution system. The music streaming service sounded like a spurned boyfriend in a statement announcing the ...

Will Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine beat Spotify?

Jan 14, 2014

Will Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine beat Spotify?

by Matthew C. Klein

Buying music is passe; nowadays it's all about renting. Billboard reports that sales of "album plus track equivalent albums" fell by 7.6 percent in 2013. (Among subcategories of both digital and physical media, only vinyl sales increased last year.) The new hot trends are ...

Jan 29, 2010

Google, China and the facts of life

Google's motto is "don't be evil." Some assert that such sentiment — common sense for most human beings — is irrelevant for a corporate entity dedicated to the pursuit of profit. Yet Google is no jordinary company. It provides the infrastructure through which a ...