EMI Publishing balks at new PRS for Music streaming rates
EMI Publishing is refusing to make its catalogue available for streaming under the new 0.085p minima rate proposed by PRS for Music in the UK.
July 1, 2009
Aussie online radio service Stripe shuts down
When subscription-based radio service Stripe launched last year, founder Glenn Wheatley was bullish, to say the least.
June 25, 2009
Rhapsody heading to Vizio HDTVs
Consumer electronics firm Vizio has announced that it's adding RealNetworks' Rhapsody streaming music service to its new range of HDTVs, letting customers access Rhapsody's seven-million song catalogue from the TV itself.
June 24, 2009
Spotify launches “CD-quality” streaming for premium subscribers
Spotify's quest to get more users to upgrade to its paid-for premium service continues, with the announcement that it's upping the streaming quality of the premium version.
June 22, 2009
Imeem loves Android and iPhone ; slams BlackBerry
Streaming music service Imeem has revealed that it now has more than one million users of its mobile applications (on iPhone and Android), although it's the Android version that the company seems most excited about.
June 17, 2009
WMG takes more Imeem equity in exchange for new licensing deal
Having written off its original $16 million investment in music streaming service Imeem, not to mention letting it off $4 million in royalties, you might think WMG would be steering clear from now on.
June 16, 2009
Report: YouTube doing 1.2bn video streams a day
TechCrunch has a report - based on the obligatory unnamed "source at Google" - claiming that YouTube is doing more than 1.2 billion video streams every day.
June 10, 2009
Palm Pre sells out in launch weekend – but how many units?
US operator Sprint is proudly proclaiming a sellout of the Palm Pre smartphone, which it began selling this weekend.
June 9, 2009
We7 to launch iPhone app by Christmas
UK streaming music service We7 is developing its own iPhone application, and hopes to have it available on the App Store by the end of this year, CEO Steve Purdham has told Music Ally.
June 5, 2009
Report: Sony has canned PlayStation Network music plans
Following recent speculation that Sony was set to launch a music downloads store on its PlayStation Network service for PS3 and PSP, PaidContent is now reporting that the plans have been axed.
June 1, 2009
Placebo reveal private pre-release album playback
While many artists and labels are striking pre-release streaming deals with services like MySpace Music, Spotify and We7, Placebo have gone a different route for their new album.
May 29, 2009