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Jay-Z’s next battle: Taking on Spotify and Pandora

The music streaming business is currently a three-or-four-dog race. You’ve got Pandora, Spotify, YouTube, and last but not least, Beats Music. Looking to join in on the fun is rapper Jay Z, who is >>

Apple’s Spotify killer won’t be as cheap as we hoped

With Apple reportedly planning to roll out an iTunes-integrated and revamped version of Beats’ music streaming service at WWDC later this year, a new report from Billboard suggests that Apple’s on-demand music service >>

Music streaming royalties finally begin to add up

Digital music has become increasingly popular over the years, and now it looks like new methods of digital music distribution are finally starting to pay off. SoundExchange, which processes royalty payments for online music >>

BitTorrent piracy found by study to boost music sales

A recent study found that contrary to arguments repeatedly posed by major record labels — and perhaps contrary to logic as well — BitTorrent piracy has a direct correlation to increased album sales. Between >>

Pandora touts more than 150 million users

According to CEO Joe Kennedy, Pandora has surpassed 150 million users in the United States and is the second most downloaded app in the history of Apple’s App Store, CNET reported on Wednesday. >>

Happy 'International Day Against DRM'

The Free Software Foundation has created a campaign in an effort to eliminate digital rights management (DRM) and embrace DRM-free media. “While DRM has largely been defeated in downloaded music, it is a >>

Spotify reportedly not living up to hype in U.S.

Spotify is the darling of tech blogs, but the overwhelming media hype leading up to the service’s U.S. launch has seemingly not carried over to end users. According to a recent report from >>

File-sharing site RapidShare deemed legal by court

RapidShare is widely known as an invaluable tool for the illegal sharing of copyrighted digital material. Much like Megaupload, which was shuttered earlier this year when company founder Kim Dotcom was arrested and >>