Alex Pham

contributing editor

contributing editor

Last.fm Pulls Out of Radio Streaming, Plugs in YouTube

Last.fm Pulls Out of Radio Streaming, Plugs in YouTube

Last.fm, a pioneer in online music, said Wednesday it will end its subscription radio streaming service on April 28. Instead, the company will plug into YouTube and VEVO to provide music streams to people who use its online music player, introduced earlier this year.
Linkin Park

Linkin Park's Latest Music Video Is a Game

Linkin Park, a band known for its experimental approaches to technology, is debuting its newest music video as a fully playable game inside of "Project Spark," a game-building platform created by Microsoft for Xbox One and Windows 8.
Pandora Raises Price of Ad-Free Service

Pandora Raises Price of Ad-Free Service

Citing higher royalty costs, Pandora on Tuesday said it is raising the price of its ad-free PandoraOne service to $4.99 a month for new subscribers, starting in May. Existing PandoraOne subscribers will continue to pay $3.99 a month. Pandora is also doing away with its annual subscription option, which cost $39 a year for ad-free listening.
Streaming Made Up One-Fifth of U.S. Recorded Music Revenue in 2013

Streaming Made Up One-Fifth of U.S. Recorded Music Revenue in 2013

Flat is the new up. The U.S. recorded music industry posted $6.996 billion in revenue for 2013, down a fraction from $7.016 billion in 2012. Sales from CD's, vinyl and other physical formats dropped 12.3%, while digital grew 7.6% last year, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

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