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Report claims Google has 15m paying music subscribers

Google hasn’t revealed how many paying subscribers its YouTube Music subscription service has, and it’s been a long time since we saw any numbers for its existing Google Play Music. Now Bloomberg has tried to plug that...
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Google steps up artist migration from Google Play Music

It’s no secret that streaming service Google Play Music will be shutting down, as its parent company concentrates its energy on YouTube Music. The process of phasing out the older service is stepping up, with the closure...
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YouTube Red and Google Play Music to merge says Lyor Cohen

Why does Google need to have two music-subscription services? It’s a question that’s been discussed by a fair few music-industry people in recent years. Now it seems that YouTube’s global head of music Lyor Cohen...
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Google Play Music adds ‘New Release Radio’ feature

There is some debate around whether Google Play Music’s latest feature is exclusive to Samsung smartphones or not: initial reports claimed it was, but Engadget reports that some non-Samsung subscribers are also accessing...
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Google Play Music to be Samsung’s default music service

Samsung has tried and failed several times to get a successful digital-music service off the ground, despite the popularity of its smartphones. Now the world’s biggest manufacturer of Android devices is taking what is...
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MusicWatch thinks iHeartRadio Plus can get 4m subscribers

“Will iHeart’s audience pay? You bet, maybe!” claims the slightly confusing headline for research firm MusicWatch’s latest blog post. In fact, the company has concluded that millions of iHeartRadio listeners *will*...
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Google Play Music launches playlists for Runtastic app

Google Play Music has a new promotional deal to introduce its service to potential subscribers. Google is working with fitness app Runtastic, offering a selection of workout playlists within the company’s Android app. “After...
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New Google devices will come with music subscriptions

As expected, Google focused mainly on three new devices at its press event yesterday: its new Pixel smartphones; the Google Home smart speaker; and a Daydream View virtual reality headset. The smartphones look like polished...
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Google Play Music store launches in India

Google has launched its Google Play Music downloads store in India, although for now its sister on-demand streaming service does not appear to be available in the country. TheNextWeb reported that the store has “a few broad...
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Meet our best digital artists for the #MDMAs

The Music Ally Digital Music Awards are back and taking place on 26 October in London. Our headline sponsors Google Play Music have helped us introduce a brand new category: the Best Digital Artist award. Our shortlist...
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Google responds to Apple Music with free, ad-supported ‘radio’

With a week to go until the launch of Apple Music, we’re expecting a few announcements and promotional deals from rivals in the days ahead. Google made a splash yesterday, for example, by announcing that it was introducing...
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Billy Bragg apologises to Taylor Swift

After it emerged that Taylor Swift’s back catalogue ISN’T on YouTube Music Key, fellow musician Billy Bragg has apologised for accusing her of selling her soul to Google. “I now realise that I was mistaken in this assumption...