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Google Music said to be floundering as user count declines each week

March 1st, 2012

Google’s answer to iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and other popular digital music services may be in serious trouble. Reports surfaced last week suggesting Google Music wasn’t living up to expectations and now, according to music industry insider Wayne Rosso, the service may be in deeper trouble than initially thought. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” an unnamed digital …

Purported Google music store screenshots reveal ‘Free Song of the Day,’ more

November 14th, 2011

Images of what is purported to be Google’s upcoming Android music store surfaced over the weekend, and they may reveal several details surrounding the upcoming music service Google is expected to unveil on Wednesday. Spanish-language blog TecnoDroidVe published a number of screenshots over the weekend, claiming that they depict an early version of Google’s Android music …

Apple strikes deal with Sony for cloud music service, report claims

May 20th, 2011

Apple has now reportedly signed three of four major U.S. record labels as it prepares to launch a new cloud-based streaming music service in the near future. According to Bloomberg, Apple has inked a deal with Sony that will allow the label’s massive catalog to be used alongside a forthcoming streaming product Apple will likely …

HTC Sense to get music, video services and more

December 23rd, 2010

In an interview with Forbes on Thursday, HTC’s head of User Experience Drew Bamford provided some insight into where the company’s Sense product is headed in the near future. Sense started as a UI overlay placed atop various platforms on HTC devices. While the UI aspects of the product remain a central focus, HTC will …

iTunes now holds 66% of digital music market

December 17th, 2010

According to new third quarter figures issued by market research firm NPD Group, Apple’s iTunes music store now accounts for 66.2% of online music purchases, up from 63.2% in the same quarter last year. Apple’s biggest competitor in the space, Amazon, currently holds 13.3% of the market. Executives from major labels suggest the disparity could …

LimeWire abandons hope, prepares to close music store

December 3rd, 2010

A new report Thursday suggests that legendary piracy pioneer LimeWire may soon call it quits. LimeWire was hardly the first network of its kind, but along with services like Kazaa, LimeWire played a major role in bringing file-sharing to the masses. This past October, LimeWire was forced to shutter its file-sharing service following a court …

YouTube to sell games and music in an effort to boost revenue

October 8th, 2008

As if Google-owned YouTube wasn’t making enough money in ad revenue, they’ve decided to start peddling music and games for a little monetary boost. For now, it’s an experimental project and they’ll be attempting to sell music, videos, TV shows… wait, iTunes, anyone? Actually, it seems YouTube will be partner with iTunes and Amazon so …

Sony Ericsson to launch music store in weeks

September 24th, 2008

These days, it seems having your own music store or app store is all the rage. Sony Ericsson wants in on the party and is going to release its own music store in just a few weeks. The only problem is SE’s new Play Now Plus (the music store, duh) is only going to be …