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  1. Trent Reznor Reveals Details About Beats by Dre's New Streaming Service

    December 10, 2012 4:19 PM EST Trent Reznor, who recently added the title of Chief Creative Officer for Beats Electronics Inc. to his resume, hinted that the company's forthcoming digital music service, code-named "Daisy," will create a recommendation platform in ...

  2. ShareMyPlaylists Launches iOS App For iPhone, iPad

    May 07, 2012 3:37 PM EDT ShareMyPlaylists homepage featuring mixes of Notorious B.I.G. samples and another of Drum 'n Bass ShareMyPlaylists.com has announced the launch of a new music discovery iOS app based around curated Spotify playlists. Since its launch in 2009, ...

  3. All 12 New Spotify Apps Come From Record Labels

    March 22, 2012 1:39 PM EDT Companies that stand to benefit the most from music discovery are creating the technologies to connect Spotify listeners with their music. Record labels created or backed all 12 of the apps unveiled for Spotify's desktop client Thursday. Spot ...

  4. Rdio Announces Major Changes At SXSW Event

    March 13, 2012 3:08 PM EDT AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Rdio, the music subscription service from Skype and Kazaa co-founders Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom, announced major changes to its music subscription service designed to "put music and people front and center," in an ...

  5. 'Data Mining Music' SXSWi Panel Shows How Data Can Lead to Better Playlists, Recommendations -- With Hilarious Results

    March 12, 2012 11:37 AM EDT People have 10 million songs in the pockets: What happens next? Paul Lamere, director of developer platform at the Echo Nest, thinks "big data" is the solution to better listening experiences, recommendations and playlist creation. " ...

  6. VEVO Launches Redesign With Facebook in Mind

    March 09, 2012 9:50 AM EST VEVO is heading further down the social path, with new Facebook integrations, iTunes Matching, and collaborations with The Echo Nest transforming the company from a static service delivering music videos to a personalized music discovery device th ...

  7. Audiogalaxy Jumps Into Internet Radio

    March 06, 2012 2:34 PM EST Audiogalaxy jumped into the Internet radio game Tuesday with Mixes, a free web-based service that plays personalized streams of songs. Internet radio is an increasingly crowded market, but Audiogalaxy does it a bit differently. The web-based Inter ...

  8. Songza Launches Concierge, Picks Free Music for Your Specific Situation

    March 06, 2012 9:26 AM EST Songza's home page concierge suggesting what music might work best for a Tuesday late morning. We music fans are large; we contain multitudes, to borrow from Walt Whitman. Sometimes we want to rock out. Sometimes we want to mellow out. Someti ...

  9. Universal Music's Digster.fm Playlists Now Available on Rdio

    October 13, 2011 2:07 PM EDT Digster.fm , the music playlist service created by Universal Music Group Distribution, is now integrated with music subscription service Rdio. The service launched in late July and initially made its playlists available at Spotify. Don't miss ...

  10. Universal Music Group Launching Spotify Playlist Service for U.S. Fans

    July 27, 2011 6:30 AM EDT How badly do U.S. record labels want Spotify to succeed? Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD) has created a fan-facing music playlist service that's entirely powered by Spotify's free usage tier. Billboard.biz has learned that the p ...

  11. Is Music Sharing On Pandora Better Than Spotify?

    July 26, 2011 4:20 PM EDT As Pandora rolls out its new design , with an increased emphasis on music sharing, the big question is: How does it compare to Spotify ? While the two music services are separate products, with generally separate audiences and features, it's ...

  12. Google Music Beta's Instant Mix Fails 'WTF Test'

    May 16, 2011 4:01 PM EDT The launch of Google's music beta service last week introduced us to yet another playlist-building app called Instant Mix. Simply pick a song in your library, and Instant Mix will build a playlist based on similar songs also in your library. ...

  13. This Week In Apps: Hype Machine Radio, Moby, Numark's iDJ

    May 13, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Hype Machine Radio Music blog aggregator The Hype Machine put out its long-awaited mobile app that pretty much recreates the company's online music streaming experience on their mobile phones. The Hype Machine broadcasts a playlist (or Intern ...

  14. The Location-Based Mobile Music App Explosion, A Survey

    March 25, 2011 11:40 AM EDT Adding location awareness to music apps is fast becoming a major mobile trend, as is evident by a rash of new mobile music apps hitting app stores of late. Use of location technology is taking many forms. Many, if not most, are designed to let use ...

  15. Project Playlist Settles Suits With UMG, WMG

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Project Playlist has cleared the last of its legal hurdles, having settled copyright infringement lawsuits against it by Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group. As first reported by CNET , and confirmed by Billboard, UMG’s settlement include ...

  16. YouTube Overhauls Video Pages

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT YouTube later today is expected to go live with a major overhaul of its video pages. Exactly what elements of the overhaul are reflected in the switch won’t be fully known until it goes live, but the company says its one of the biggest of its hist ...

  17. Business Matters: EMI, Sony Music, Project Playlist, AOL and More

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - EMI has moved closer to a deal with Sony Music to license its North American recorded music catalog, according to the Telegraph. ( The Telegraph ) -- Industry trade group UK Music is calling for a new government cabinet committee to shape polici ...

  18. YouTube Bows Video Playlist Service

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST YouTube quietly launched a playlist creation tool called the YouTube Music Discovery Project, otherwise dubbed " Disco ." It looks like a standard search tool, where users enter in the name of an artist they like and then click the " ...

  19. The Beat Goes On At BlueBeat

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST BlueBeat Music, the company who tried to get away with selling unlicensed recordings by the Beatles and other acts by saying it owned "new" version of their work, has relaunched as a customized Internet radio site. The outfit gained noto ...

  20. @CES: Pete Wentz, Pat Monahan Among Artists Onboard With Gracenote

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST A number of artists have teamed up with Gracenote to lend their voices to the company's CarStars personalized in-car entertainment system. Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz, Train's Pat Monahan, Cartel's Will Pugh and Cobra Starship� ...

  21. Muziic, Vevo In Deal? Not So Much

    December 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Online music service Muziic scored some cheap headlines after the Christmas break, claiming to have added music video content from Vevo to its streaming music service but without the ads. However Vevo and partner YouTube will soon close the loopho ...

  22. Classical Web Portal Dilettante Expands

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Classical Music Web community Dilettante has entered into the second phase of its development, introducing new ticketing, media and retail partners, video tutorials, a new personalized homepage, Dilettante Radio, a discussion forum and Dilettante ...

  23. Project Playlist Acquires Total Music

    May 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Total Music lives once again. Embattled online playlist service Project Playlist has acquired the assets and employees of the defunct music platform, which it plans to use to offer streaming music and music downloads. The deal was announced via a ...

  24. The Billboard Q&A: MySpace Music Chief Courtney Holt

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In November, when MySpace Music hired industry veteran Courtney Holt as president, the site had features that didn't add up into a comprehensive strategy. The former head of new media and strategic marketing at Interscope and executive VP of ...

  25. EMI Withdraws From Project Playlist Lawsuit

    March 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Group has withdrawn from a lawsuit against Project Playlist and is now licensing music to the service. The label becomes the second major to strike a deal with the popular online playlisting service, following Sony Music Entertainment. B ...

  26. Digital Briefs: iPod Shuffle, Mobile Streams

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Apple introduced a new version of the iPod Shuffle, the third generation of the line. It's added a "Voice Over" feature where the device "speaks" the name of the artist and track of the current song, as well as the selec ...

  27. Digital Briefs: Imeem, Eminem, Comcast, U2

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST - Imeem introduced an upgraded version of its mobile application for the Android operating system. The new version includes the new MyMusic feature, which allows users to stream their personal Imeem music library through the mobile phone. It also ...

  28. Muxtape Re-emerges

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Online playlisting service Muxtape has re-emerged, re-designed as a platform for bands to promote their music. After failing to reach a licensing agreement with record labels, the site shut down for a few months with plans to re-launch. The new ve ...

  29. Beggars Group Joins Muzu.tv Community

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Beggars Group, one of the largest independent label collectives in Europe, is the latest to join new music television Web site and distribution platform Muzu.tv. The new deal will give Muzu.tv users full access to the entire video library of Begga ...

  30. Updated: Facebook Removes Project Playlist

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Facebook today has also removed access to the Project Playlist service from the popular social networking site, citing a request from the RIAA. A Facebook statement says the company hopes to resolve the situation so that the Project Playlist servi ...

  31. Virtual World Integrates '3D Playlists'

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Virtual world IMVU has launched a music extension to its service, aiming to offer something like a "3D playlist" to set itself apart from other social networks and playlist services. Like other virtual worlds, IMVU lets users browse and ...

  32. UMG Bundles Tunes With Dell

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is teaming with Dell to give customers the option of adding pre-loaded MP3s from the label's catalog to new computers purchased from the company. The deal does not provide access to the full UMG catalog, but rather a col ...

  33. iLike Unveils Music Syndication Platform

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Social music discovery service iLike, with partner Rhapsody, introduced a new music syndication platform that lets Web developers add full-song streaming and other functions to their services. Essentially a widget, the platform enables users to ad ...

  34. Mixtape Community 8tracks.com Unveils Service

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With user-generated playlist site Muxtape shut down for an indefinite amount of time , newly launched 8tracks.com is hoping to fill the void left in the mixtape community. Like Muxtape, the site allows users to upload content from their personal m ...

  35. LiveWire, Virgin Mobile Bundle Ringback Tones

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT LiveWire Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA have teamed up to offer pre-selected ringback playlists - similar to a music recommendation service for ringback tone customers. Rather than setting a single track, the playlist cycles through five different t ...

  36. Digital Briefs: WMG, Wal-Mart, Hearst Magazines

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Warner Music Group has cleared Wal-Mart to begin selling DRM-free copies of its entire digital catalog. Wal-Mart removed content from Sony BMG and WMG when it switched over to an MP3-only format. - Hearst Magazines is adding music widgets to the ...

  37. D-Listed: Project Playlist

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The most effective business card shared between today's innovative new online music services and the music industry seems to be a lawsuit. The recently filed action against Project Playlist—by the RIAA representing nine major labels—is just t ...

  38. Labels Sue Project Playlist On Copyright

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nine major record labels filed suit against an online music provider on Monday, accusing Project Playlist Inc of a "massive infringement" of their copyrights to the songs of artists such as U2 and Gwen Stefani. Project Playlist enables i ...

  39. SGAE, Hoodiny Sign Digital Pact

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Spain's Society of Authors and Editors has licensed its content for digital use to Internet company Hoodiny Entertainment Group, to be used on its social Web site Terra Cyloop (cyloop.terra.es). Hoodiny, based in the United States, runs the i ...

  40. KCRW Bolsters Online Efforts With Media Player

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Santa Monica-based public radio station KCRW is launching a new custom-built media player next week that will give listeners greater access to the sites online programming and archives. With the new player, designed by tech company Digitaria, onli ...

  41. Orange Launches Online Music Service In France

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Leading French ISP/telecom Orange and media group Lagardère have unveiled an interactive customizable online "radio station," Musiline. The advertising-driven service offers secure access to streamed tracks, allowing users to create thei ...

  42. Imeem, MTV Networks Pact

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music social media network Imeem is adding video from MTV Networks. The agreement allows Imeem to show clips and full episodes from such MTVN channels as Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, CMT and others. Like its music content, the video will ...

  43. Pandora Expands Catalog

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Personalized Internet radio service Pandora is adding classical music to its catalog, allowing users to build a custom playlist based off of just one song. The company has added "tens of thousands" of recordings by some 500 composers spa ...

  44. Snocap Launches BoomShuffle Widget

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Down but not out, Snocap introduced a new program called BoomShuffle -- a playlist creation and sharing service. BoomShuffle allows users to create playlists using any of the 6 million songs in Snocap's digital registry, and post them either ...

  45. Sonific Launches SongSpots Playlists

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT SongSpots, the widget that enables consumers to personalize their social-networking pages with copyright-protected music, has been made revamped to offer customized playlists of up to 25 songs. Supplied by Sonific, the Swiss-U.S. online-music serv ...

  46. Babyface Preps 'Playlist' For Resurrected Mercury

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds will release his upcoming album, "Playlist," via the resurrected Mercury Records on Sept. 18. The album, Edmonds' 11th studio set, will be the label's first release since re-launching in April ...

  47. WMG, Imeem Strike Deal

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has struck a licensing agreement with music-based social network Imeem. Under the deal, Imeem members will be able to stream on-demand WMG's catalog of both music and music videos at no charge. It's a dramatic change o ...

  48. Goombah Launches Radio Service

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music recommendation service Goombah has launched a new streaming radio service called Radio Free Goombah. The new service allows users to download and keep free music from a catalog of select tracks, generally organized into a variety of set play ...

  49. Last.fm Boosts Catalog

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-based social networking and Internet radio service Last.fm has increased its music catalog through a deal with The Orchard, a digital distributor of independent music. The deal brings about a million new licensed tracks to the popular servic ...

  50. iTunes Teams With Starbucks

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Marketing plans not revealed. Apple Computer Inc. has partnered with Starbucks Entertainment and launched today (Oct. 5) a Starbucks-branded area in the iTunes Music Store. The area features the coffee retailer's entire Hear Music catalog, wh ...

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