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Music subscription’s 250-year history

The Next Web has an interesting take on the long history of music subscription and proposes that it is far from the new and shiny thing we think it is today. Rather the “promise of on-demand access to a vast library (for...
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Rhapsody subscribers grew 60% in 2014 says RealNetworks

Music subscription service Rhapsody grew its subscriber total by 60% in 2014, although the company isn’t yet saying how many paying customers that meant by the end of the year. “Rhapsody achieved very significant progress...
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Half of YouTube viewing now happens on mobile devices

YouTube boss Susan Wojcicki gave a keynote interview at the Code/Mobile conference yesterday, with a few nuggets on how YouTube is evolving, and new (old) features it might be getting. One notable stat: 50% of YouTube views...
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RIAA figures reveal 4.9% drop in US recorded music revenues

The RIAA has released its official stats for recorded music revenues for the first half of 2014, and they’re likely to provoke the latest round of soul-searching over the sales-to-streams transition. Overall revenues...
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More details of Google’s ‘YouTube Music Key’ subscription service

Tech blog Android Police appears to have a big scoop on its hands: screenshots and details of YouTube’s long-planned music subscription service. Well, more details, given that some have leaked over the last year. The new...
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RIAA figures reveal US music revenues for 2010

Music subscription services had 1.5 million paying users in the US last year, up from 1.2 million in 2009. That's according to new figures from the RIAA...
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Music subscriptions not so hot for Xbox 360 owners

In November last year, Microsoft made its ZunePass music subscription service available on the Xbox 360 console. However, it seems the response from gamers has been less than enthusiastic once the free trial ends.
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Cricket delays launch of Muve Music service

US mobile operator Cricket Wireless caused a stir with its announcement of Muve Music late last year: a Comes With Music-style unlimited downloads service, integrated into its monthly data plans.
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Thumbplay launching cloud-based subscription music service

Mobile content firm Thumbplay is launching a new service called Thumbplay Music in beta this week, offering streaming music for PC and smartphone users.
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Nokia extending Comes With Music subscriptions by 90 days

Now this is strange. As someone who signed up for Comes With Music on launch day last year, I've been waiting to find out what will happen when my subscription lapses.
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iMesh sees P2P music as its route into Europe

We have to confess we'd forgotten about US-based music subscription service iMesh, but the company is still going, and that's more has plans to expand into Europe soon.
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R2G launching Wawawa music subscription service in China

We love the name of Beijing firm R2G's new music subscription service: it's called Wawawa and launched last Friday, with more than a million tracks from indie digital distributor IODA. The service costs 20 yuan...