This week in apps, Yahoo! Music drops a free music player for the Android with recommendation capabilities, Music Choice is expanding beyond its cable confines and coming to the iPad and briefs on SoundCloud, Sony Music Unlimited, Headliner.fm and Playmysong.
A year ago, Pandora founder Tim Westergren was predicting the company's collapse in the wake of new, higher streaming rates for Internet radio services. Today, he's predicting the personalized Internet radio service will be profitable by next year. Westergren talked with Billboard about these developments.
Harvard law school professor Charles Nesson details why he decided to defend Joel Tenenaum in a file-sharing case against the RIAA; RoyaltyShare is scaling back its digital distribution efforts; and a war of words between Last.fm and tech blog TechCrunch heats up.