While other tech companies have opted to pass right on by the wishes of the music publishing world, Apple has opted to take the other path and obtain deals with the four big music labels before going live with their rumored cloud based streaming service. The latest report has Apple close to signing a deal with the fourth, however advises that last minute obstacles can always crop up.
Quick, what’s the hottest, must-have ticket in tech? No, it’s not Android, Thunderbolt, or even Google TV. It’s Spotify, the streaming music service that split the licensing atom to release virtually all the planet’s tunes –– over 13 million tracks and counting –– to users anywhere. Well, not quite anywhere. Since Spotify launched in 2008, it’s been available in only a handful of lucky European countries, and despite frequent rumors of an imminent American launch, we’re still waiting to be freed from the tyranny of managing downloads and backup solutions.
Featuring over eight million songs, a large community of enthusiastic music lovers, and a glut of social media tools to help you share the music you love with the world, Rdio is one of the most solid, enjoyable music streaming services currently available to consumers in the United States and Canada. If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s about time that you did. To get you started, we’ve put together a list of ten of our favorite tips to help you hit the ground running.
Spring time is almost here, which means it's time to thaw out those limbs, put away the big puffy jackets and bring out the music! Yes, like a cheesy Disney song, spring time means frolicking through the meadow with forest animals and belting out to your heart's content. And while we're not advocating that you go out and make a fool of yourself, we are featuring three free apps this week that'll help you make music, discover it, and just enjoy the fact that the sun is finally shining!
While we’re all waiting (im)patiently all year for Apple to leverage their Lala acquisition into a streaming version of iTunes, Swedish music service Spotify has quickly become a favorite overseas, since Cupertino hasn’t allowed it into the U.S. App Store yet. But what if the delay could be tied to Apple’s desire to acquire the service outright?
If you’re a U.S. music lover who enjoys streaming a huge collection to your iDevice rather than carrying it all around with you, you’ve probably at least heard of Spotify -- and are still wondering why it hasn’t come to your country.
Sure, there are already plenty of App Store options if you prefer to get your music streamed via a subscription, but why not add another one? The legendary Napster has arrived on the iPhone with its own brand of musical goodness.
If you've been pining and praying for Apple's impending music-based Event to finally herald the advent of iTunes Music streaming from the clouds on high, you might end up a wee bit disappointed.
Trusted sources are speculating that we're most likely going to see a major overhaul of iTunes next week, but instead of the from-the-cloud-service that many of us have been dreaming of, the changes to the venerable media application may be aimed more towards social media functionality and the way in which we purchase media from the iTunes Store.