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Thumbplay Music comes to iPhone with streaming app

US mobile entertainment firm Thumbplay has launched its Thumbplay Music streaming service as an iPhone app, following its debut on BlackBerry in March, and subsequent release for Android earlier this month...
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MOG Music Network claims 23.7m monthly unique visitors

US streaming music service MOG has published some stats about its growth, although they're not the most reliable indicator we've seen. The company cites Quantcast figures claiming the MOG Music Network now has 13.2 million...
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BlueBeat is back… as an iPhone app

Remember BlueBeat? The US music service made waves last year when it tried to sell digital Beatles songs, claiming that 'psycho-acoustic simulation' meant it didn't need a licensing agreement...
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we7 says its ads ARE paying for its on-demand streams

UK music service we7 says that it's just had its first month where its advertising revenues were enough to cover its on-demand streaming costs. The company says that one million plays of a song on its service generates payments...
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Last.fm to let unsigned bands stream their music in full

We reported earlier this month on Last.fm's announcement that it is axing its on-demand streaming service to focus on music discovery. However, the company has announced a slight change to that decision: "Unsigned artists...
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Musiio wants to charge bands to stream music to their fans

Given the current hoo-ha around Spotify's payouts, that headline might sound strange. However, Musiio is a new startup that aims to connect bands to fans, while charging the former for its role as a middleman.
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Deezer signs streaming music deal with… McDonald’s?

Forget ad-supported music, how about burger'n'fries-supported music? French service Deezer has a new deal with McDonald's to provide streaming playlists in the company's French outlets.
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Last.fm abandons on-demand music streaming

Last.fm has announced that it's canning its on-demand music streaming service to focus entirely on discovery and scrobbling. Instead of providing full tracks or videos, the site will now offer links to tracks on partner services,...
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Aspiro unveils iPhone WiMP streaming music app

Norwegian music firm Aspiro has submitted an iPhone app based on its WiMP streaming service to Apple for approval. It ties into the company's paid subscription service, which besides PC and Mac applications, also has an Android...
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Thumbplay appoints new CTO as streaming service opens up

Mobile content firm Thumbplay has announced that Pablo Calamera is its new chief technology officer. He joins from Apple, where he was the director of technology for the company's MobileMe cloud service - working for Danger...
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we7 premium service goes live next week

we7 will launch its Premium Plus music subscription service on 1st March, after Apple approved its iPhone app. The company will charge £9.99 a month for the service - matching Spotify - which will give unlimited streaming...
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KKBOX to launch Chinese music subscription service in the US

Taipei-based KKBOX is setting its sights on the US with its desktop and mobile streaming music service. However, it's got a clear USP - it'll be focusing on Chinese-language songs, for Chinese-Americans.