Rhapsody on Monday expanded its subscription music service to 14 additional European countries in a bid to accrue scale and more effectively compete with Spotify, Deezer and others in the burgeoning on-demand music market.
Warner Music Group on Sunday became the first major record company to sign both a publishing and a recorded music licensing deal with Apple Inc. for the upcoming Internet radio service that many have dubbed "iRadio," sources say.
Instead of triggering a customer revolt, Pandora's recent listener cap helped its app hit the No. 1 top grossing app in April outside of games on Apple's iTunes store, according to a report released Thursday by App Annie, a San Francisco-based firm.
This week, Daft Punk is poised to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "Random Access Memories," becoming the latest poster child for a digital marketing tactic once thought of as risky but is now starting to crop up with the regularity of a techno beat -- making entire albums available for free prior to release.